Solar Frontier Supplies Additional CIS Modules to Home-NRG to Meet Demand in Netherlands2015-10-05
Solar Frontier Supplies Additional CIS Modules to Home-NRG to Meet Demand in Netherlands
Dutch distributor increases order from 8MW to 10MW for 2015
Munich, October 5, 2015 – Solar Frontier Europe, a subsidiary of the world’s largest CIS solar energy solutions provider, Solar Frontier, announced that it is supplying additional CIS PowerModules to Home-NRG to help it meet strong demand in the Netherlands. Solar Frontier has already delivered 8MW to the Dutch distributor for 92 different projects this year, ranging from 10 to 150 kWp in size. It is now providing Home-NRG with an additional 2MW, bringing total shipments in 2015 to 10MW. Solar Frontier’s close collaboration with Home-NRG emphasizes its standing among Dutch distributors as a trusted and stable partner, helping them meet high demand for solar energy in the Netherlands.
Home-NRG, an authorized Solar Frontier distributor since October 2013, is an experienced and established provider of small residential and commercial PV solutions in the Netherlands. The company has a large, nationwide installer network so is ideally suited to execute PV projects quickly and broadly. Additionally, Home-NRG uses its own test sites with data monitoring systems, enabling the company to compare different PV technologies under identical conditions.
“Our close and reliable partnership with Solar Frontier is of great benefit to us and our customers. The unique characteristics of their CIS PowerModules are impressive and ensure stable power generation for many years,” said Robert ter Horst, General Manager at Home-NRG. “We are proud to have such a trustworthy partner at our side to fulfill our customers’ needs for high-performance PV modules. Based on this year’s experiences, we are confident that we will be able to install even more CIS solutions in the Netherlands in 2016.”
Approximately 60 percent of all PV installations in the Netherlands are expected to be residential rooftop systems in 2015. Solar Frontier's CIS PowerModules are proving popular here: their black surface and frame enable them to be aesthetically integrated into the surrounding architecture and environment. CIS PowerModules also feature industry-leading energy yields, as confirmed by Dutch PV website www.zonnepanelen.net. In laboratory tests executed under standardized conditions, Solar Frontier CIS modules rank first in terms of output, outpacing other well-known players.
Robert ter Horst, General Manager at Home-NRG and Thomas Haering, Head of Module & Standard Systems Sales at Solar Frontier closing the 8 MW supply agreement in early 2015.
Home-NRG, located in Twente, is an importer and wholesaler of Sun PV systems with more than six years of experience in solar energy. Home-NRG provides complete custom-made solar panels to the business market. These are complete systems, including mounting materials, plugs and cables. Home-NRG is a subsidiary of Agro-NRG, a medium-size installation business based in Ootmarsum, Netherlands. Agro-NRG carries out complete solar projects from the planning phase to installation.
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 http://www.solar-frontier.eu/en/home/ andwww.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.
Anica Thalmeier, Edelman Deutschland (München)
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