Solar Frontier K.K., a unit of Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K., will supply photovoltaic panels for a 26-megawatt solar-power station near Raleigh, North Carolina.
The Tokyo-based company signed a supply agreement with a California-based solar equipment supplier and began the first of a series of shipments in late August, it said in a statement Tuesday, without specifying the supplier.
The plant will be constructed by Vaughn Industries LLC, according to the statement.
Solar Frontier makes panels using copper, indium, gallium and selenium, known as CIGS. Solar Frontier competes with Tempe, Arizona-based First Solar Inc. in the thin-film market.