Constructing the Tohoku Plant
The 150MW Tohoku Plant began commercial production on June 1st, 2016. It leverages Solar Frontier’s world-leading CIS R&D and latest mass-production technology - advanced production lines bearing the hallmark of the Atsugi Research Center. Improved manufacturing processes will enable the production of higher efficiency CIS modules at best-in-class cost levels. The Tohoku Plant will also serve as a blueprint for Solar Frontier’s future overseas manufacturing bases. The modularity of its new production lines will enable Solar Frontier to deploy new factories faster and more efficiently.
The Tohoku Plant is located in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan. It sits on a campus covering approx. 70,000 m². The plant will have a total floor area of 15,000 m².
The new factory sits on stable land 50m above sea level and 20km from the Pacific Ocean. It is ideally located in the No.2 Sendai North Central Industrial Park, which has been developed by the local government over the past 17 years. This industrial park includes factories from major companies such as Toyota, and provides easy access to infrastructure, including electricity, gas, water and a highway.
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Opening of Plant
Since completing the roof of the new factory last October, we have seen production equipment delivered, assembled and tested. In April we started up the factory and held an opening ceremony on May 19 to mark its completion.… more
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Completion of Building
The Tohoku Project team has made great strides since our last update. The factory building is generally finished - and we have achieved this by always putting safety first. … more
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Start of Construction
Construction began in early March following the onset of spring and is on schedule. Everything we’ve done these first four months has been about ensuring stability and reliability. Following the ground-breaking ceremony, we began work on the foundation. … more
Past Press Releases
- Solar Frontier’s Tohoku Plant Begins Commercial Production (2016-06-01)
- Solar Frontier Completes Construction of the Tohoku Plant, Moves into Ramp-Up Phase (2015-04-02)
- Advanced CIS Production Lines Feature in New Solar Frontier Plant as Construction Proceeds on Track (2014-11-05)
- Solar Frontier Signs Site Agreement for New Tohoku Plant (2014-01-21)
- Solar Frontier to Build “No.4” Solar Module Plant in Japan’s Tohoku Region (2013-12-19)