Solar Frontier Europe, a subsidiary Solar Frontier, has signed a 23 MW module supply agreement with Konar Energy, a generator of solar energy in Turkey. Solar Frontier will provide its CIS thin-film modules, manufactured in Japan, to Konar Energy for five upcoming solar power plants in Turkey.
Solar Frontier’s CIS modules generate more electricity (kWh per kW-p) compared to crystalline silicon modules in real-world environments. The generating technology is suitable to pave solar panels in Turkey, where has intensive diurnal temperature variation. The CIS modules lose smaller conversion efficiency as temperature increase comparing to crystalline silicon modules.
Under the agreement, module shipments for two projects, a 5.9 MW installation in Konya and a 4.7 MW installation in Burdur, will commence shortly. The three remaining projects, which are all located in the South of Turkey, are set to follow by late 2016.
“Solar Frontier looks forward to closely supporting Konar Energy’s experienced team of project developers as it meets Turkey’s demand for clean and renewable energy,” said Wolfgang Lange, Managing Director of Solar Frontier Europe.
Tolga Özdemir, CEO of Konar Energy, commented, “The ability of Solar Frontier’s CIS modules to yield more electricity than crystalline silicon modules, especially in challenging conditions such as the high temperatures of Turkey, combined with the company’s high-quality manufacturing process and its reputation for continuous support, were all deciding factors for us.”
The agreement was signed at Solarex 2015 in Istanbul. With this agreement, Solar Frontier embarks on its newest destination in expanding its global presence as part of its mid-term growth strategy, which began in 2015.