Solar Frontier plans to stop production at its 60 MW MP2 solar module manufacturing plant as its 900 MW flagship Kunitomi plant continues to demonstrate improved performance. Both thin-film PV module factories are located in Japan.
The Kunitomi plant commenced commercial production in February 2011, and all lines at the plant were operational by July 2011.
The MP2 plant, which provided much of the knowledge base for the design efficiencies of Solar Frontier's Kunitomi plant, has operated since 2009. The MP2 facility is currently being evaluated for future opportunities to produce specialized solar modules being developed at Solar Frontier's Atsugi Research Center for new applications, Solar Frontier adds.