Tokyo, July 11, 2016 – Solar Frontier Americas, US subsidiary of the world’s largest CIS solar energy solutions provider, Solar Frontier, announced two utility-scale solar projects from its development pipeline are now in the construction phase. Located in California’s Imperial County, Midway I is 67 MWp and has an executed power purchase agreement (PPA) with Pacific Gas & Electric. Midway II, also located in Imperial County, is 40 MWp and has a PPA with the Imperial Irrigation District.
Managing both projects is Solar Frontier Americas Development, the utility-scale project development division of Solar Frontier Americas. The division is comprised of an experienced team offering development expertise, substantial financial resources and a network of industry relationships to ensure solar projects are successfully executed on schedule. Blattner Energy is providing EPC services, Power Electronics will supply inverters and NEXTracker will supply its NX Horizon™ single-axis trackers for increased energy yields.
Charles Pimentel, CEO of Solar Frontier Americas Development, said, “Solar Frontier has developed an extensive U.S. project development pipeline of over 400 MW and has rapidly established itself as a reliable and bankable player in the solar development industry. We are pleased to now start construction of Midway I and Midway II, two solar power plants that will deliver economical, clean and renewable energy.”
Ryan Kelley, Imperial County Supervisor, District 4, said, “Solar Frontier’s solar projects will generate hundreds of direct jobs and employ local workers in Imperial County, California. The projects will drive significant dollars in local sales and property taxes and contribute to the local economy.”
Solar Frontier is a Tier 1, fully integrated module manufacturer with industry-leading research and development facilities and project development services.
Construction workers clear the ground at Solar Frontier Americas Development’s Midway I Project for the installation of perimeter safety fencing.
About Solar Frontier
Solar Frontier is the world’s largest provider of CIS solar panels, system solutions and services. Our solar panel technology delivers economical and environmental advantages in real-world conditions – where it counts – and our solutions range from innovative rooftop systems to professional power plant development services. We harness the power of the sun to provide a cleaner, more comfortable life for all.
Solar Frontier K.K. is, a 100% owned subsidiary of Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (TYO:5002) (“Solar Frontier”) and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.