Solar Frontier, reports that the company has shipped 3 GW of its CIS modules worldwide to date. The shipments are reportedly in just the last four years since the first CIS modules were shipped from the company’s 900 MW Kunitomi Plant in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. The company first commercialized CIS technology in 2007.
Solar Frontier boasts that the company has now shipped CIS modules directly to 47 countries around the world. The modules have been installed in a wide range of environments from Farasan Island in Saudi Arabia, where the modules have to operate in temperatures reaches 40oC, to Lithuania, where the temperature can be as low as -20oC. The company’s largest CIS project to date is the 82.5 MW Catalina Power Plant in the USA, which is reportedly the world’s largest CIS installation.
The Catalina Power Plant project was recognized this month as the winner of the Intersolar North America Project of the Year Award.
The company points out that 3GW is enough to power 650,000 households in Japan, Solar Frontier’s home market. The 3GW in shipments is equally impressive for the company’s factories that produced the roughly 20 million CIS solar modules that made up the 3GW power output total.
Atsuhiko Hirano, President and CEO of Solar Frontier commented, “Solar Frontier is now building on its 3 GW shipment achievement, supplying CIS modules to more homes and businesses, as well as developing utility-scale power plants around the world. We are working to drive adoption of CIS technology, so our customers have more choice to build cleaner businesses and more comfortable lifestyles anywhere in the world.”