Solar Frontier has supplied Nissan Motor with around 40kW of CIS thin-film modules for the recently-completed rooftop solar system at its global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. The system, built in partnership with Showa Shell Sekiyu, will primarily be used to power rapid charging systems for electric vehicles on site.
The project, built by Nissan Motors and Showa Shell Sekiyu and sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, combines CIS thin-film solar cells and lithium-ion batteries and follows on from a successful trial of the charging system. Any excess electricity left over from daytime consumption can be efficiently stored using lithium-ion batteries.
“Solar Frontier is committed to supporting Nissan’s vision for a zero emissions society,” said Atsuhiko Hirano, Solar Frontier’s senior vice president of marketing and power generation projects. “Realising zero emissions at the point of power generation is crucial in this vision, and Solar Frontier’s efficient production processes and high-performance CIS panels combine compelling economical and ecological attributes to bring this longer-term goal for sustainable energy ever closer.”