Belectric-Solar Frontier JV in pole position in the Middle East, Japan

The complementary business networks and geographical strengths of Germany’s Belectric and Japan’s Solar Frontier will make their new joint venture, CISystems, uniquely competitive in emerging solar hotspots, says Wolfgang Lange, managing director of Solar Frontier Europe.

Unveiled this week, the joint venture will be headquartered near Munich – but Germany is “only the starting point”.

More than 70% of its project pipeline lies outside of Germany, and Lange tells Recharge that the new company intends to establish a large presence in Japan, Saudi Arabia, Israel, South Africa and other key emerging solar markets.

Owned by Japanese hydrocarbon company Showa Shell, Solar Frontier is the world’s largest maker of thin-film PV modules based on copper, indium, selenium (CIS) technology – having last year opened a 900MW factory in Log in to read complete article.

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