New Solar Frontier Japan plant

The new plant will join Solar Frontier's giant Kunitomi facility in its production assets

The new plant will join Solar Frontier's giant Kunitomi facility in its production assets

Solar Frontier will start CIS thin-film PV module production in March 2015 at a new 150MW factory it plans to build in northern Japan’s Tohoku region.

It will invest roughly ¥13bn ($124.8m) to build the factory in the village of Ohira, north of Sendai, the capital of Miyagi prefecture, the company said at a press conference in Tokyo.

The plant is Solar Frontier’s fourth, joining its three manufacturing facilities in Miyazaki prefecture, southern Japan.

The new factory will provide a “blueprint for future manufacturing facilities outside of Japan,” in accordance with “mid-term plans” to construct production facilities in overseas markets, the Show Shell Sekiyu subsidiary said.

The company remains tight-lipped about when and where it might open its Log in to read complete article.

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