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Solar Frontier to Construct Solar Projects Totaling 9 MW in Kyushu, Japan2015-06-17

Solar Frontier to Construct Solar Projects

Totaling 9 MW in Kyushu, Japan

 

Delivering new added-value solar power plants in Japan through integrated service structure - from planning to O&M

  

Tokyo, June 17, 2015 – Solar Frontier, the world’s largest CIS solar energy solutions company, announced today that it has started construction of five solar projects totaling around 9 MW in the Kyushu area of Japan. The projects are all high voltage and are managed by SF Solar Power, a joint investment company formed in 2013 with the Development Bank of Japan. They involve multiple landowners and are due to become operational from around November 2015, with their entire output being sold to Kyushu Electric Power.

 

“Solar Frontier has firmly established its project development business in Japan and today we are bringing on-stream a new portfolio of high-return, low-risk CIS solar power plants in Kyushu,” said Atsuhiko Hirano, CEO of Solar Frontier. “These projects are optimized by leveraging the high-yield of our CIS technology, our manufacturing excellence in Japan, and our integrated project development solutions.”

 

To date, SF Solar Power has implemented a variety of solar power projects throughout Japan, notably an 11.6 MW project at Kansai International Airport, one of the largest solar projects at airports in Asia, and a 3.2 MW project at a plant belonging to the Suntory Group. These new projects in Kyushu are the next step in this series.

 

Following the completion of the Kyushu projects, Solar Frontier’s experienced project development team in Japan will continue to provide added-value services, including O&M (operation and management).

   

Name (provisional)

Location

Size

Scheduled completion date

Tsunemi Power Plant 1

Fukuoka Prefecture

2.5 MW

November, 2015

Tsunemi Power Plant 2

2.5 MW

Tsunemi Power Plant 3

1.0 MW

Higashi-Kushira Power Plant

Kagoshima Prefecture

2.0 MW

Saito Power Plant

Miyazaki Prefecture

1.0 MW

 

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About Solar Frontier 

Solar Frontier K.K., a 100% subsidiary of Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (TYO:5002) (“Solar Frontier”), has a mission to create the most economical, ecological solar energy solutions on Earth. Building on a legacy of work in solar energy since the 1970s, Solar Frontier today develops and manufactures CIS (denoting copper, indium, selenium) thin-film solar modules for customers in all sectors around the world. Solar Frontier’s gigawatt-scale production facilities in Miyazaki, Japan, integrate compelling economical and ecological advantages into every module: from lower energy requirements in manufacturing to the higher overall output (kWh) of CIS in real operating conditions. Solar Frontier is headquartered in Tokyo, with offices in Europe, the U.S.A., and the Middle East. Visit www.solar-frontier.com for more information.

 

Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K.

Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and has roots dating back more than 100 years in the downstream energy business.

 

For global media inquiries, please contact:

Kai Maraun or Akane Yamiya

Corporate Communications Department, Solar Frontier K.K.

Tel: +81 (3) 5531-5792

 

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