Solar Frontier will be supplying roughly 1MW of copper indium (di)selenide (CIS) thin-film solar modules for Miyazaki Solar Way’s Tsuno No.2 power plant. The plant is scheduled to begin operation sometime in 2011. This project joins Solar Frontier’s 10MW CIS thin-film solar cell module delivery to Komekurayama Solar Power Plant before its operation commencing in 2012.
“Solar Frontier views future megawatt-scale solar projects as key opportunities to further demonstrate the economical and ecological superiority of our CIS thin-film solar cells,” said Solar Frontier CEO, Shigeaki Kameda. “Solar Frontier will aggressively pursue both public and private projects in booming solar cell markets both in Japan and around the world leveraging our global marketing network to offer customers economically-compelling CIS solar panels produced in our cutting-edge gigawatt-scale production facilities in Japan, including our third plant which will be the world’s largest solar production plant once it commences operations in 2011.”
The Tsuno No. 2 plant is a part of the Miyazaki Solar Way Project between Miyazaki prefecture, the town of Tsuno and the Kokusai Kogyo Group. The project aims to install solar panels on 2.23 miles of the Linear Motorcar Miyazaki test track’s overhead structure in order to generate 1MW of power. Solar Frontier modules were one of three different types of modules used at the Tsuno No.1 plant and will be the only modules installed at the Tsuno No. 2 plant.