Solar Frontier Sells 15 MW Solar Project from Its US Development Pipeline2015-10-26
Solar Frontier Sells 15 MW Solar Project from Its US Development Pipeline
Tokyo, October 26, 2015 – Solar Frontier, the world’s largest CIS solar energy solutions provider, announced today that it has sold a 15MW photovoltaic (PV) solar project to Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy. Southern Power is a subsidiary of Southern Company, a national leader in providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy, and Turner Renewable Energy is an investor of renewable energy projects in the United States.
The project, named Morelos del Sol, is expected to be built with approximately 111,744 CIS modules mounted on single-axis trackers. Located in Kern County, California, the project is part of Solar Frontier’s 280 megawatt US solar project development pipeline.
The project developer, Solar Frontier Americas Development LLC, a division of Solar Frontier Americas, is comprised of an experienced development team with offices in San Francisco, California and Reno, Nevada. They initiated construction on the Morelos del Sol project in July and commercial operation is expected in late November. The company currently has nine PV projects in various stages of development.
Charles Pimentel, COO of Solar Frontier Americas, commented, “Southern Company is a leader in renewable energy development and we are pleased a company of its stature is purchasing Solar Frontier’s project.”
“As a national leader in renewables, this acquisition fits Southern Power’s business strategy of growing the wholesale business by acquiring generating assets and building new units in targeted markets,” said Southern Power President and CEO, Oscar C. Harper.
Solar Frontier Americas Development LLC develops PV projects installed with Solar Frontier’s advanced CIS technology, a solar module that generates higher energy yields (kilowatt-hours per kilowatt peak) in real-world environments than conventional crystalline silicon technologies. A world leader in manufacturing excellence, the company’s fully automated, state-of-the-art plant facilities deliver solar modules constructed with consistent precision and the highest level of quality. Solar Frontier’s projects have increasingly gained the attention of investors and project developers across the Americas.
Morelos del Sol
About Solar Frontier Americas Development LLC
Solar Frontier Americas Development LLC, a subsidiary of Solar Frontier (a global energy solutions company), develops and sells high performing, utility-scale photovoltaic plants in the United States and Latin America. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, the development team partners with solar system component suppliers, EPCs, and other developers to deliver optimized, high-yield solar plants that both economically and ecologically help meet the clean energy needs of today.
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.
About Turner Renewable Energy
Turner Renewable Energy is wholly owned by Ted Turner. Turner Enterprises, Inc., a private company, manages the business interests, land holdings and investments of Ted Turner, including the oversight of 2 million acres in 12 states and in Argentina, and more than 51,000 bison.
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