Solar Frontier’s 150MW Tohoku Plant in Japan starts commercial production

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Solar Frontier has started commercial production at its 150MW Tohoku Plant in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

Solar Frontier’s newest CIS solar panel factory features company’s most advanced production technology. Compared to Solar Frontier’s main production plant in southern Japan, the 900MW Kunitomi Plant, the Tohoku Plant requires only two-thirds the investment and manpower per megawatt. It also requires only one-third the time to manufacture a CIS solar panel said the company in a statement.

Solar Frontier first announced its decision to build the Tohoku Plant in December, 2013. The Tohoku Plant now manufactures CIS solar panels of the same grade and higher compared to the Kunitomi Plant.

Modules from new Tohoku Plant will first go on sale this summer in their home prefecture of Miyagi before they will be made available in other areas in Japan. Solar Frontier aims to provide solar panels with output of 180W and beyond once the Tohoku Plant reaches full production.

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