Solar Frontier is set to strengthen its presence within the growing Middle Eastern solar market by opening a new office in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. The office, which opens on July 1, will help Solar Frontier to liaise with its partners in the region and offer more hands-on support for its projects in Saudi Arabia.
“The Al Khobar office will play a key role in expanding our overall presence in Middle Eastern growth markets,” said Atsuhiko Hirano, Solar Frontier’s senior vice president of marketing and power generation projects. “Backed by a strong level of manufacturing quality, scale and expertise, Solar Frontier has the capacity to meet the challenging Middle East environment and huge potential demand for solar energy in the region.”
Thanks to its naturally high insolation levels and a government determined to diversify its energy base with renewable alternatives to cater for a rapidly-increasing population, the Saudi Arabian solar sector is a strong growth market at present.
And Solar Frontier has already begun taking advantage of this gap in the market by installing a number of projects in the kingdom. Among these are the recently-announced 500kW power plant at Farasan Island and the 10MW North Park Project, both of which are equipped with Solar Frontier’s proprietary CIS technology.