13 Jul '11, 4pm

Solar Frontier’s Progress with Large Scale CIS Solar: San Francisco, California -- I interviewed Brooks Herrin...

San Francisco, California -- I interviewed Brooks Herring, the VP of Communications and Operation at Solar Frontier during the Intersolar show for an update on Solar Frontier's progress. The Japanese CIS thin film firm has started shipping 150-watt modules from its Kunitomi plant. The company also announced that it expects TÜV and UL certification for 155 watt panels in the coming weeks as its gigawatt-scale plant increases performance. Solar Frontier’s monolithic thin-film modules are spec'ed at 12.2 percent efficiency which is a relatively strong number in the thin film world, a bit better than First Solar's 11.6 percent but still trailing the 14 percent to 22 percent module efficiency of the crystalline silicon vendors. Herring siad that the Solar Frontier roadmap has the firm at 13 percent efficiency in 2013 and 14 percent in 2014. The VP would not disclose price per w...

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