SF hails six months Saudi output

Japanese thin-film maker Solar Frontier’s CIS solar pilot at the Saudi Aramco Al-Midra Tower facility in Dharan, Saudi Arabia, has generated 8,498 MWh of electricity in its first six months of operation.

Output from the 10.5MW installation, which covers state oil company Saudi Aramco’s 4,450-space car park, an area of around 18 hectares, meets the building’s daytime power needs, feeding surplus electricity to the grid.

“This result is a milestone that adjusts upward our performance expectation for Solar Frontier CIS panels in Saudi Arabia,” says Solar Frontier senior vice president Atsuhiko Hirano.

“Our production was optimal for Saudi Aramco’s commitment to a 10.5MW installation, which is currently the largest in Saudi Arabia. Our panels have performed well, making the overall economics of deployment in Saudi Arabia even more attractive.”

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