Video Interview: Global expansion, thin-film’s future and a return to Europe for Solar Frontier



Japan is still one of the top three PV markets in the world, according to analysts such as Solarbuzz. However, opportunities for non-Japanese press to speak at length with figures from that country’s industry are often limited. PV Tech spoke to Atsuhiko Hirano, senior vice president of Japanese thin-film company Solar Frontier at Intersolar Europe 2014.

In an in-depth interview, Hirano explained how exactly the company’s new module factory in north east Japan would serve as a “blueprint” for expansion into other territories, why the company returned to Intersolar this year after a three year absence and where Solar Frontier sees the place of thin-film PV within an ever-changing industry.

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