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Mitsui Orders 14MW of Solar Frontier CIS Modules for Four Projects Across Japan

published: 2012-12-07 14:31

Solar Frontier has received orders from Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and its partners for 92,000 CIS thin-film modules for use in utility-scale solar projects throughout Japan.Totalling 14.1 MW,these CIS modules will be installed in four projects, starting with Yamanashi Mega-Solar (provisional name) in Kai City and Nirasaki City, Yamanashi Prefecture (total: 10.3 MW).

Mitsui and its partners have announced plans to invest 9 billion yen in the operation of utility-scale solar projects across10 locationsin Japan during fiscal 2013, includingat least four projects using Solar Frontier modules. Panel delivery for one of the projects began inearly November, and delivery for the two projects in Yamanashi Prefecture is scheduled to start soon. Solar Frontier and Mitsui are also discussing other solar projects where Solar Frontier’s high-performing CIS modules will be used.

Solar Frontier CIS modules are being selected by customers worldwide for their better project economics under real-world conditions. Due to their proprietary design, they are not as prone to adverse effects from shadows or high temperatures, resulting in a faster investment payback time over silicon-based solar panels. Solar Frontier modules also provide consistent quality and performance befitting their “Made in Japan” label, and come with a 20-year performance warranty, one of the highest among Japanese manufacturers. Solar Frontier is working to ensure a clean, safe supply of energy through renewable energy, as well as contributing to “local energy generation for local consumption”.

Outline of Yamanashi Prefecture projects

Name (tentative)

Yamanashi Mega-Solar (Kai)

Yamanashi Mega-Solar (Nirasaki)


1700 Shobuzawa, Kai City

1411-84 Nishiwari, Shimojo, Okusa-machi, Nirasaki

Site area

Approx. 130,000 m2  

Approx. 110,000 m2  

Total output

Approx. 5,085kWp

Approx. 5,256kWp

Start-up date

August 2013

January 2014

Modules used

Approx. 33,000 CIS thin-film modules from Solar Frontier 

Approx. 34,000 CIS thin-film modules from Solar Frontier 

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