Solar Frontier K.K. and Yano Industry Co. Ltd. have completed and connected to the grid two megawatt-scale solar power plants in Kunitomi, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan.
Totaling 3.3 MW, the projects use Solar Frontier's thin-film modules. Solar Frontier will operate the 2.2 MW plant, while Yano Industry will operate the 1.1 MW plant. The installations represent the first completed projects to result from a collaboration in Japan among Solar Frontier, Belectric and Shoseki Engineering & Construction, which provided engineering, procurement and construction functions on the projects.
The project also marks the expansion of Solar Frontier into the downstream solar value chain, where the company plans to continue building and operating solar power plants as an independent power producer. The plants can then be sold as turnkey projects to investor clients.