The world’s largest CIS module manufacturer, Solar Frontier, has supplied 50kW of CIS modules for rooftop installation of an Isuzu car dealership in Ratchaburi, Thailand. The module supply marks not only the company’s further step into the Southeast Asia market, it also demonstrates the CIS solar solution’s advantages in the region.
The 50kW CIS solar array was installed for Isuzu car dealership’s commercial auto segment. The installation was completed in July by local solar EPC specialist, Energy Pro Corporation. It is estimated to generate 75MWh of clean energy per year for the dealership to use.
“Solar Frontier’s CIS modules are achieving excellent power output even during the rainy season in Thailand, demonstrating that CIS is strongly suited to the climate here,” said Masahiko Nakagawa, Director and Managing Director of Energy Pro Corporation. “We are confident that CIS can make an economic impact for companies looking to utilize their rooftops to offset rising energy costs and to profit in the long term.”
Compared to crystalline silicon modules, Solar Frontier’s CIS modules generate more electricity (kWh per kWp) in real-world environments because of its patented and special-designed thin-film structure. In the hot climate of Thailand, the low temperature coefficient of CIS ensures a smaller loss in power output compared to crystalline silicon technologies.