Solar Frontiers superior CIS (copper, indium and selenium) modules offer significant ecological and economical advantages, cheaper and more efficient manufacturing, as well as zero cadmium and lead. The modules that Solar Frontier will sell to MHH Solartechnik will be produced at Solar Frontiers new manufacturing plant in Miyazaki, Japan. With a capacity of 900 MW, it will become one of the largest PV manufacturing plants in the world.
MHH Solartechnik is a leading photovoltaic system integrator subsidiary of agriculture, building materials, and energy conglomerate, BayWa, with an installed capacity of approximately 60 MW in 2009 and a robust outlook that includes Solar Frontiers CIS modules in 2011.
We were very careful in deciding which thin film company to partner with for the upcoming year. Solar Frontier convinced us in three key areas: their highly efficient production process, their environmental-friendliness, and sustained cost-effectiveness. Thanks to this partnership with Solar Frontier, we will be able to offer our customers an even broader portfolio of innovative solar technologies in 2011. We look forward to a long-term partnership with Solar Frontier and are certain that we will be able to offer our customers the highest quality at an excellent cost-performance ratio, said Guenter Haug, general manager, MHH Solartechnik GmbH.
This partnership with MHH Solartechnik is continuing proof of the trust the PV market is showing in Solar Frontiers environmentally-friendly and cost-effective CIS modules, said Wolfgang Lange, managing director of Solar Frontier Europe. MHH Solartechnik and its parent company, BayWa, are meticulous in choosing partners with superior, reliable technologies and a clear roadmap for sustaining leadership in the future. We are proud to be able to offer our new CIS modules to more customers in Germany through this partnership. Our new production facility in Miyazaki brings our total annual production capacity to one gigawatt, meaning that our industry-leading technology is prepared to meet worldwide demand for a new standard in affordable solar panel performance.