Solar Frontier says it will restart the manufacturing of thin-film solar modules at its Miyazaki No. 2 Plant in Kiyotakecho, Miyazaki, Japan on July 1. Production at the 60 MW nameplate capacity plant had been temporarily suspended since the end of 2012.
Pending the final decision of product models to be manufactured, Solar Frontier is planning to make minor equipment modifications to enable the manufacture of new products that will be sold in Japan.
Miyazaki No. 2 Plant, which opened in 2009, has provided Solar Frontier with know-how that forms the basis for the high-efficiency design achieved at the Kunitomi Plant, the company says. Since the end of 2012, Solar Frontier had concentrated its manufacturing at the Kunitomi Plant, which boasts a nameplate production capacity of 900 MW, while the No. 2 Plant was utilized for equipment testing.