Expanding its reach into Central and South American markets, CIS thin-film market leader, Solar Frontier has supplied modules for part of a 5MW Iberdrola-built PV power plant. The Cerro Prieto project is owned by CFE, the state-owned electric utility company of Mexico, and is claimed to be the largest PV installation in the country, when operational by the end of 2012.
Solar Frontier said that around 1.5MW of modules had been received by the EPC firm building the project from its production facility in Japan, while Iberdrola has selected competing technologies for the remaining 3.5MW.
“This is a significant opportunity for Solar Frontier to strengthen its position in the regions served by Iberdrola to Iberdrola’s high standards,” commented Wolfgang Lange, managing director, Solar Frontier Europe. “We are demonstrating to our most discriminating customers that CIS technology delivers more kWh over the lifetime of a project for a lower cost.”