Solar Frontier Modules Selected For Enilso Solar Projects In Mexico2016-05-09
Solar Frontier Modules Selected For Enilso
Solar Projects In Mexico
Photo: a 480kW solar system provides electricity for a vegetable farming operation located in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico
Tokyo, May 9, 2016 – Solar Frontier Americas, US subsidiary of the world’s largest CIS solar energy solutions provider, Solar Frontier, announced today its solar modules have been selected to be installed in a pipeline of residential, agri-business and agro-industrial solar power generation projects in and around Sonora, Mexico, by Enilso. Enilso is a rapidly-growing solar distribution and installation organization serving Mexico.
The solar projects range from 5-10 kW residential projects to 200-500 kW agricultural installations. Scheduled to be installed in Q3 of 2016, the residential projects will significantly reduce homeowner’s monthly electricity bills. In the arid climate of Sonora, agri-business is an important part of the economy where local farmers grow asparagus, table grapes, and melons. The second phase of solar projects will be self-consumption ag-solar installations constructed to generate renewable energy for crop irrigation pumping, cooling facilities for freshly harvested fruits and vegetables and industrial processing and freezing of produce. These smart energy investments stabilize agricultural businesses by supporting energy independence, dramatically reducing energy costs and freeing capital for important equipment purchases.
The founders of Enilso came from generations of farmers. In 2010, they saw the value solar brought to agricultural businesses and spearheaded several solar projects. Today that small business has grown to an experienced, full service installer serving the residential and large commercial solar markets of Mexico.
Charles Pimentel, COO of Solar Frontier Americas said, “We’re impressed with the consistent, organic growth of Enilso and their commitment to quality in both the solar components and construction of their solar projects.”
Solar Frontier’s CIS modules were selected by Enilso for their higher energy yield in real-world conditions. This is because of a number of technological advantages. In the hot climate of Sonora, for example, the low temperature coefficient of CIS ensures a smaller loss in power output compared to crystalline silicon technologies.
“Enilso selected Solar Frontier to provide our clientele with a solar module that can withstand the torrid climatic conditions of Mexico and continue to deliver the highest energy yields over the life of the solar system,” said Gustavo Borquez, CEO of Enilso.
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. To learn more about Solar Frontier, visit www.solar-frontier.com, LinkedIn or Twitter.
Enilso is one of the fastest growing EPC contractors in the solar industry in Mexico. It provides high quality turnkey solutions for the installation of photovoltaic systems, which comprise engineering, fund and permit procurement and the installation. A deep understanding of the local market strengths and weaknesses has been a clear differentiator. Enilso always aims higher and provides synergistic services for the solar community. Enilso is an official distributor in Mexico of the PAUSELLI® brand of pile-driving and ground screw installation machinery. Enilso also has cleared land for rent or sale in the state of Sonora, with access to the CFE electric network, ready for the installation of solar plants. For more information please visit http://www.enilso.com.mx/
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