Solar Frontier to Supply 3.3 MW of CIS Modules to Thailand’s Gunkul Powergen
Based in Northern Thailand, the plant will provide electricity using 38,500 panels with completion scheduled for the end of 2010.
Japanese firm Solar Frontier will supply Gunkul Powergen with 3.3MW of CIS solar modules in a power plant project coordinated by Marubeni in Phetchabun Province, Thailand.
“This solar power plant is the first of a number of solar facilities Gunkul Powergen is planning in Thailand. The selection of Solar Frontier to supply all the panels for the first stage of this project reflects our confidence in the superior performance of its CIS modules,” said Gunkul Engineering CEO, Gunkul Dhumrongpiyawut. “Solar Frontier is proud to have won this significant role in the Kingdom of Thailand’s commitment to renewable energy solutions,” said Solar Frontier CEO, Shigeaki Kameda. “Thailand has year-round sunshine, which represents great potential for solar energy solutions, but also challenges in terms of heat and humidity that Solar Frontier proves well suited to meet. This agreement is part of the momentum we are building in Thailand and throughout Asia.”
While Thailand introduced a feed-in-tariff and other programs in 2007 with the original aim to install 500 MW of solar energy systems by 2020, this goal is now predicted to be exceeded as early as 2012.
Based in Phetchabun Province, Northern Thailand, the 3.3 MW plant will provide electricity to the Provincial Electricity Authority of Thailand. With 38,500 panels, the completion is scheduled for the end of 2010. Solar Frontier K.K., a 100% subsidiary of Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K., is committed to creating the most economical, ecological solar energy solutions in the world, on the world’s largest scale. Solar Frontier’s proprietary CIS technology, denoting key ingredients Copper, Indium, and Selenium, is claimed to have the best overall potential to set the world’s most enduring standard for solar energy.