About Us

About Us

Solar Frontier K.K., a 100% subsidiary of Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (TYO:5002) (“Solar Frontier”), has a mission to create the most economical, ecological solar energy solutions on Earth. Building on a legacy of work in solar energy since the 1970s, Solar Frontier today develops and manufactures CIS (denoting copper, indium, selenium) thin-film solar modules for customers in all sectors around the world. Solar Frontier’s gigawatt-scale production facilities in Miyazaki, Japan, integrate compelling economical and ecological advantages into every module: from lower energy requirements in manufacturing to the higher overall output (kWh) of CIS in real operating conditions. Solar Frontier is headquartered in Tokyo, with offices in Europe, the U.S.A., and the Middle East.
Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. 
Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and has roots dating back more than 100 years in the downstream energy business, including research in solar energy that began in 1978. Commercial production of crystalline silicone modules began in 1983, and research on CIS technology began in 1993.

Corporate Profile

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Corporate Brochure

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The name "Solar Frontier"
"Solar Frontier" expresses our commitment to leadership in the global PV market. We stand at the frontier with our proprietary CIS technology and its greater potential for improvement and innovation. It also expresses our vision of the future of energy, when human needs are abundantly met by the limitless power of the sun.

The Solar Frontier logo


The logo is designed to capture in abstract the harmony of sun (red), earth (blue), and the concept of frontier in the path (blue) toward sustainable development, with the curved lines also symbolizing the horizon.



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