Tokyo-based manufacturer Solar Frontier says the total cumulative shipments of its CIS thin-film solar panels have surpassed 4 GW, now reaching approximately 60 countries around the world. Some of the 11 new countries that have had approximately 1 GW of modules shipped over the last year include Norway, Somalia and Mongolia, the company notes.
Solar Frontier says this accomplishment highlights the panels’ power generation capabilities and economical and environmental advantages in real-working conditions, even in high temperatures or in partial shading. Furthermore, the company says that domestic and overseas customers place their trust in the panels’ “Made in Japan” seal of quality.
Sustaining this shipping has been Solar Frontier’s Kunitomi, Japan, plant (with a nominal annual production capacity of 900 MW), which started commercial production in 2011 and has been fully operational since then. At the same time, through Solar Frontier’s continual efforts to advance the performance of its panels, the Kunitomi plant this month started manufacturing solar panels with an output of 175 W as a main product.