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September 02, 2015 10:03 AM ET

Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

Company Overview of Solar Frontier K.K.

Company Overview

Solar Frontier K.K. produces copper, indium, and selenium based thin-film photovoltaic modules for utility, commercial, and residential markets in Japan and internationally. The company was formerly known as Showa Shell Solar K.K. and changed its name to Solar Frontier K.K. in April 2010. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. Solar Frontier K.K. operates as a subsidiary of Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K.

Daiba Frontier Building

2-3-2, Daiba


Tokyo,  135-8074


Founded in 2006


81 3 5531 5626


81 3 5531 3677

Key Executives for Solar Frontier K.K.

Director of International Business
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Solar Frontier K.K. Key Developments

Solar Frontier Starts Construction of Five Solar Projects in Kyushu, Japan

Solar Frontier K.K. has started construction of five solar projects totaling around 9MW in Kyushu, Japan. The projects are all high voltage and are managed by SF Solar Power, a joint investment company formed in 2013 with the Development Bank of Japan. They involve multiple landowners and are due to become operational from around November 2015, with their entire output being sold to Kyushu Electric Power. To date, SF Solar Power has implemented a variety of solar power projects throughout Japan, notably an 11.6 MW project at Kansai International Airport, and a 4.4 MW project at a plant belonging to the Suntory Group. These new projects in Kyushu are the next step in this series. Following the completion of the Kyushu projects, Solar Frontier's experienced project development team in Japan will continue to provide added-value services, including O&M (operation and management).

Solar Frontier Starts Up Solar Panel Manufacturing Plant in Miyagi

Solar Frontier KK announced April 2, 2015, that it has built a new manufacturing plant for solar panels in Ohiramura, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, and started operation of the plant. It is Solar Frontier's fourth plant. The company manufactures CISbased solar panels at the plant, which has a production capacity of 150MW per year. At the plant, Solar Frontier aims to achieve a module conversion efficiency of 15% or higher. Also, it increased the design freedom of systems by changing voltage and current specifications and improved the layout of cables, etc.

Welspun Inks Pact to Source 100 Mw Solar Module from Solar Frontier

Welspun Renewables Energy has inked a pact with Solar Frontier to source 100 Megawatt (MW) thin-film solar module. Welspun will use the CIS modules of Solar Frontier in its solar power projects on the cards in India at different sites with high solar irradiation levels, the firm said in a statement. The supply deal follows Welspun's recent Power Purchase Agreements with multiple states. The firm has a target to commission more than 1 GW of solar and wind capacity projects in 2014-15.

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