Post Tagged with: "Solar Frontier"

Solar Frontier Americas continues to develop its pipeline of over 1 gigawatt of utility scale solar power generation plants

Solar Frontier shifts into independent power producer role with huge solar project acquisition

December 18, 2018 at 1:55 pm Comments are Disabled

Canadian Solar’s wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy LLC completed the sale of its 150 MW ac/210 MWp Mustang Two solar project to Solar Frontier Americas, which is starting to get into the independent power producer business. “With this important acquisition, SFA further expands its U.S. business to become an independentRead More

Solar Frontier hits new thin-film solar cell record efficiency of 22.9 percent

Solar Frontier hits new thin-film solar cell record efficiency of 22.9 percent

December 21, 2017 at 1:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Solar Frontier K.K., the world’s largest provider of CIS solar energy solutions, has set a new world record for thin-film solar cell efficiency. In joint research with the National Research and Development Agency’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan, Solar Frontier achieved 22.9% conversion efficiency onRead More

Solar Frontier sells 66-MW solar project to X-Elio

Solar Frontier sells 66-MW solar project to X-Elio

December 20, 2017 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

Solar Frontier Americas Development, a U.S. solar developer and subsidiary of the world’s largest CIS solar energy solutions provider, Solar Frontier, completed the sale of its Midway I solar project to X-Elio, a global developer and operator of solar plants headquartered in Spain. X-Elio became the solar development vehicle ofRead More

Module Evolution: What big-time PV improvements will boost panel efficiency?

Module Evolution: What big-time PV improvements will boost panel efficiency?

October 2, 2017 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

The solar industry is forever in need of constant innovation and scientific breakthrough. Even now, with PV capacity reaching record highs, prices continuing to fall and efficiencies inching up, more innovation is needed. A lot more. (Not to mention whatever fallout is felt in the module market following the SectionRead More

Lux Research: Thin-film solar modules could challenge silicon in the coming years

Lux Research: Thin-film solar modules could challenge silicon in the coming years

May 16, 2017 at 8:28 am Comments are Disabled

The two leading thin-film solar manufacturers, First Solar and Solar Frontier, represent a combined manufacturing capacity of 4 GW. While they do not pose a short-term challenge to crystalline silicon players’ market dominance, ongoing innovations will ensure thin-film remains a significant player, according to Lux Research. Of the two, First SolarRead More

Solar Frontier’s 900 MW plant in Japan provided the scale needed to improve pricing.

Thin-Film in 2016: Don’t look now, but thin-film PV is positioned for growth

December 19, 2016 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

A narrative has formed around thin-film PV modules that doesn’t totally match the reality. Initially neck and neck with crystalline silicon as the solar industry grew in the ‘90s, some high-profile big bets, headlined by Solyndra, did not pay off. We won’t rehash that old territory, but where previous technologyRead More

Sneak peek at 106 MW solar project in Southern California

Sneak peek at 106 MW solar project in Southern California

December 13, 2016 at 1:42 pm 1 comment

This week brought a ribbon cutting ceremony for Midway I & II Solar Electric Power Projects, located a few miles northwest of Calipatria in the great Mojave Desert in the Imperial Valley of Southern California. Behold: Now that the ribbon is cut, Solar Frontier Americas says the two solar electric power plants, totalingRead More

2016 Editor’s Choice Projects of the Year: Beyond the Project Impact

2016 Editor’s Choice Projects of the Year: Beyond the Project Impact

November 28, 2016 at 2:31 pm 1 comment

We say it every year: When it comes to solar projects, we are all winners. We already announced the winners of our 2016 Project of the Year vote, but we at Solar Builder liked a bunch of the other submissions too. Here is the third in our series of Editor’s Choice winners. TheseRead More

Solar Builder Project of The Year Winner: Staten Solar’s Levee Mount

Solar Builder Project of The Year Winner: Staten Solar’s Levee Mount

November 7, 2016 at 12:23 pm 1 comment

Levee Mount Category: Ground-Mount (C&I) Delano, Calif. | 522 kW The agricultural segment has a conundrum when it comes to adding solar: it could benefit greatly from the power generation, but dedicating too much land for a sizable enough project will cut too deeply into its revenue. Wasting productive landRead More

Thin-film module maker Solar Frontier surpasses 4 GW globally

Thin-film module maker Solar Frontier surpasses 4 GW globally

October 12, 2016 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

We have a thin-film segment update coming in our Nov/Dec issue. Spoiler: there are some things happening there. Case in point, Solar Frontier reports that 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 11Read More