Showa Shell Sekiyu and Solar Frontier plan to construct a 2 MW PV array on the roof of Solar Frontier's Kunitomi factory in Japan. The installation will use Solar Frontier's copper indium selenide thin-film modules.
Construction is scheduled to be finished within this year. Once completed, there will be 7.3 MW of solar power capacity installed or planned for Kunitomi, the companies note. This will be Showa Shell Sekiyu's second commercial solar power plant, following its completion of the Niigata Yukigunigata Megasolar power plant in Niigata Prefecture, Japan.
The new project will add to an existing 2 MW solar power plant that supplies power directly to the Kunitomi plant. The power generated by the new installation will be sold to Kyushu Electric Power Co. Solar Frontier, which owns the Kunitomi Plant, will lease the rooftop to Showa Shell Sekiyu.