12. October 2016

Solar Frontier surpasses 4GW of module shipments, increasing shipment areas by 11 countries to almost 60 countries

Tokyo, October 12nd, 2016 – Solar Frontier announced today that total cumulative shipments of its CIS solar panels have surpassed 4GW, now reaching approximately 60 countries around the world. Some of the 11 new countries that have had approximately 1GW of modules shipped over the last year include Norway, the Republic of Somaliland and Mongolia.

This accomplishment is the result of Solar Frontier’s CIS solar panels boasting the advantages of delivering outstanding power generation capabilities and economical and environmental advantages in real-working conditions – even in high temperatures or in partial shading – as well as having the “Made in Japan” seal of quality that domestic and overseas customers can place their trust in. Solar Frontier regularly receives high evaluations as a trustworthy supplier for its maintenance and management services.

Sustaining this shipping has been Solar Frontier’s Kunitomi plant (with a nominal annual production capacity of 900MW) which started commercial production in 2011 and has been fully operational since then. At the same time, through Solar Frontier’s continual efforts to advance the performance of its panels, the Kunitomi Plant this month started manufacturing solar panels with an output of 175W as a main product.

In November 2016 the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) will be held in Morocco, ahead of the Paris agreement coming into effect, and commitment to global climate change will attract even more attention. Solar Frontier, by delivering its CIS solar panels all over the world, will continue to contribute to the struggle against global warming.

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. Visit http://www.solarfrontier.com/eng/ or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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Note: Although at the time of production of the corporate movie Solar Frontier’s cumulative shipments were 3+GW to 50+ countries, as of September 2016, shipments have now surpassed 4GW to a total of almost 60 countries.