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Solar Frontier Modules Selected For 16 Projects In The Agriculture Segment By Staten Solar2016-04-18

Solar Frontier Modules Selected For 16 Projects

In The Agriculture Segment By Staten Solar


Tokyo, April 18, 2016 – Solar Frontier, the world’s largest CIS solar energy solutions provider, announced today that its CIS modules will be installed at sixteen (16) solar project sites ranging in size up to 522 kW by Staten Solar, a leading EPC provider in California.  These solar PV systems will be located in Tulare and Kern Counties of California’s Central Valley on farms that produce almonds, pistachios and table grapes.

Each project has unique characteristics requiring innovative construction techniques and designs including a mix of ground-mounted and Staten Solar’s proprietary levee-mounted racking systems.  These solar PV systems integrate cost effectively with the customer’s existing facilities, environmental/land requirements, and business models to deliver high energy yields and provide reliable, long term performance.  Solar Frontier modules were selected by Staten Solar for their advantageous performance in real-world conditions including high yields in hot temperatures and under partial shading. Three of the sixteen projects are currently operational with the balance expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

Charles Pimentel, COO of Solar Frontier Americas, said, “Staten Solar understands the challenges the agricultural communities face and utilizes their solar expertise in aggregated net metering, rate optimization, demand response, peak day pricing, and financing to deliver valuable energy solutions that help farmers reduce their monthly operating costs. We are pleased Solar Frontier modules were selected for these commercial agriculture solar energy projects.”

“Staten Solar has been impressed with the quality, performance and customer service provided by Solar Frontier,” said Staten Solar Chairman and Managing Director, Sandipan Bhanot. “Our customers expect us to recommend the best product for their needs and for the hot Central Valley - Solar Frontier panels are an excellent choice in terms of superior production and high performance in the field.”

Solar Frontier’s CIS modules are manufactured using fully automated production lines in state-of-the-art facilities in Japan. Solar Frontier has a legacy of manufacturing excellence and its precision manufacturing process ensures customers receive the highest quality solar modules. For more information, visit  


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Solar Frontier’s CIS modules installed in this 520 kW Ag-solar installation in Delano, California, were selected for their higher energy yield in real-world conditions. (Photo courtesy of Staten Solar)


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 Staten Solar

Staten Solar is a leading EPC contractor, financier, and installer of solar PV projects.  Founded in 2008, with offices in San Jose, California and New Delhi, India, the company’s focus is commercial, agricultural, and utility solar PV applications where it has a combined experience of more than 1 GW of projects from small business owners to billion dollar corporations. Customers know that they can trust and count on Staten Solar’s innovative design methodologies, electrical know-how and system’s expertise, and construction skills to deliver solar PV systems with the highest quality, most reliability, and best long term value.  For more information, follow Staten Solar on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or on the website.

For Solar Frontier U.S. media inquiries, please contact:

Jill Hansen


Tel: +1 925-997-5956


For Solar Frontier global media inquiries, please contact:

Kai Maraun or Akane Yamiya

Corporate Communications Department, Solar Frontier

Tel: +81 (3) 5531-5792


For Staten Solar U.S. media inquiries, please contact:

Varsha Narasimhamurthy          

Marketing Manager, Staten Solar Corporation

Tel: +1 408-780-2889



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