Solar Frontier 29MW Nagasaki plan

Solar Frontier and partner Chopro have signed an agreement with local authorities to build a 29MW PV plant at Nagasaki Airport in Japan.

The project, which will be the largest of its kind in Nagasaki, integrates Solar Frontier’s thin-film technology, and its deployment and O&M expertise, with Chopro’s experience as an energy supplier to the local area, according to Solar Frontier’s statement.

Chopro is a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) distributor that has more recently emerged as a solar power-producer.

The Nagasaki Prefectural Government selected the partners as part of its solar and renewable energy initiative, the “Nagasaki Green New Deal".

Showa Shell Sekiyu-owned Solar Frontier had its first full year of profitability in 2013 as it profited from the booming Japanese PV market, with growth across the residential, commercial and mega-solar sectors.