Solar Frontier Italy deal seeks to capitalise on self-consumption trend

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Japanese thin-film manufacturer Solar Frontier is to introduce its SolarSets range of standardised PV systems to the Italian residential market after agreeing a distribution deal with P.M. Service.

P.M. Service will act as authorised distributor for the systems, which combine standardised sets of Solar Frontier modules, inverters and cabling.

With Italy’s ‘Conto Energia V’ tariff programme being wound down, there is an increasing emphasis on PV self-consumption and P.M. Service said the SolarSets range was well suited to this environment.

“Self-consumption will become increasingly important,” said the company’s CTO Andrea Parrini. “Such a market environment will have the strongest focus on return on investment and investment security. We are convinced that Solar Frontier’s SolarSets represent the best match between inverters and CIS module technology to optimise performance and are thus ideally suited for the Italian market.”

The SolarSet system works by optimising all the advantages of CIS thin-film technology – such as its performance under low light conditions and power generation in partial shading – using a new series of Solar Frontier inverter.

Wolfgang Lange, managing director of Solar Frontier Europe, said: “The Solar Frontier inverters combine with our modules in a way that enables us to make even better use of CIS advantages. Excellent low-light behaviour, high temperature stability, and the shadow tolerance of Solar Frontier’s CIS modules coupled with the inverter’s fast start-up and cooling features make it possible to extract maximum power.

“Customers in Italy will profit from higher yields in addition to saving time and money involved in the system configuration.”

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