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Solar Frontier’s High-Performance CIS Modules Selected By Ecoplexus For 26 Megawatt North Carolina Project2015-12-09

Solar Frontier’s High-Performance CIS Modules Selected By Ecoplexus For 26 Megawatt North Carolina Project


Tokyo, December 9, 2015 – Solar Frontier, the world’s largest CIS solar energy solutions provider, announced today the second supply agreement in a series of projects for Ecoplexus, a developer with a portfolio of hundreds of megawatts of solar projects across multiple countries. Solar Frontier’s advanced solar module technology, CIS, has been selected for installation in a 26 MW solar energy project set to begin construction in Martin County, North Carolina, U.S.A. The construction work will be carried out by Vaughn Industries, one of the nation’s leading electrical/mechanical contractors with over 50 years of electrical experience.


Charles Pimentel, COO of Solar Frontier Americas, commented, “We are pleased to be selected for this solar energy project and to work with the experienced team at Ecoplexus, a company dedicated to delivering the highest value in the solar energy systems they develop.”


“Solar Frontier’s product performance and exceptional customer service were significant factors in the decision-making process for a solar module supplier of these projects,” said John Gorman, CEO of Ecoplexus.


Solar Frontier’s advanced CIS modules are a proven technology and generate higher energy yield (kilowatt-hours per kilowatt peak) in real-world environments than conventional crystalline silicon technologies. The modules are manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities, fully automated for manufacturing precision and consistently deliver high quality product. Solar Frontier’s solar projects have increasingly gained the attention of investors and project developers for their exceptional performance.


To find out more about Solar Frontier’s CIS solar modules visit Solar Frontier Product Performance.


About Solar Frontier

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. Visit for more information.


About Ecoplexus Inc.

Ecoplexus develops, owns and operates solar PV projects for the utility, and industrial markets in the U.S. and Japan via its wholly owned subsidiary Ecoplexus Japan KK. The Company has developed and financed over fifty projects to date. Customers include major utilities such as PG&E, Duke, Progress, Xcel Energy, and Georgia Power and approximately fifteen municipalities in the US.


With greater than 500 MWs between construction and pipeline in the U.S., Japan and Turkey, representing over $750 million in project value, Ecoplexus is actively developing or buying renewable energy assets at every stage.  The Company also provides operation and maintenance (O&M) services for investor/owners, including two Fortune 500 companies, for approximately 40 projects.  For more information about Ecoplexus, please visit


About Vaughn Industries, LLC

One of the nation’s leading specialty contractors Vaughn Industries services the industrial/commercial sectors, including electrical, renewable energy, mechanical (HVAC and Pipefitting), plumbing, and high voltage substation, high voltage transmission and distribution construction. With over 600 employees, the company strives for excellence in every job and adheres to the founder’s philosophy of safety, quality, and customer satisfaction. Visit for more information.


For Solar Frontier global media inquiries, please contact:

Kai Maraun or Akane Yamiya

Corporate Communications Department, Solar Frontier

Tel: +81 (3) 5531-5792


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