Solar Frontier announced today that 80 megawatts (MWp) of Solar Frontier’s CIS solar modules have been successfully delivered to the world’s largest CIS thin film solar power generation project. The modules will be part of a 143.2 MWp installation in Kern County, California, developed, built and owned by EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco. The first phase of approximately 50 MWp is anticipated to go online by the end of 2012, while the remainder of the project is targeted for completion by June 2013. The plant will generate enough clean energy to power the equivalent of about 35,000 homes annually and will offset about 74,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year.
“This year, Solar Frontier will approach a cumulative total of a gigawatt of installations worldwide from the time of its founding,” said Charles Pimentel, Chief Operating Officer of Solar Frontier Americas. “With CIS demonstrating advantages from desert to tropical to sub-zero climates, our modules are especially well-suited to the range of conditions here in California, where their higher kilowatt-hour production in real conditions ensures improved project economics. EDF Renewable Energy’s vote of confidence in both our CIS technology and Solar Frontier is something we are very proud of as we continue to grow in the Americas markets.”