Solar Frontier's Kunitomi solar panel plant in Japan working full steam
Aug 4, 2011 - Japanese Solar Frontier, part of Showa Shell Sekiyu (TYO:5002), last week said its Kunitomi solar panel plant in Japan had reached commercial operation at full production capacity of 900 MW.
The Kunitomi plant, which started operation in February and was officially put online in April, is the biggest solar module plant in Japan and the largest copper indium diselenide (CIS) thin-film solar module globally, according to Solar Frontier.
Solar Frontier's chief technology officer said the company also increased the size and efficiency of the solar modules being produced at the plant.
The company said its total annual production capacity had already reached 1 GW.