Solar Frontier’s CIS Modules Selected For 26 MW Project In North Carolina, U.S.A.

CIS real-world performance and manufacturing excellence gaining recognition in Americas

Tokyo, September 1, 2015 - Solar Frontier, the world's largest CIS solar energy solutions provider, announced today that it will supply its advanced solar module technology, CIS, for a 26 MW project located near Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Solar Frontier signed the module supply agreement with a California-based solar equipment supplier and initiated the first of a series of shipments in late August. The project will be constructed by Vaughn Industries, a highly skilled team of full service electrical contractor specialists (including power transmission and distribution, substation and renewable energy projects).

Charles Pimentel, COO of Solar Frontier Americas, commented, "Solar Frontier is pleased to add this project to our growing footprint in the Americas and, as we expand our presence in the market, to add Vaughn Industries to our expanding network of trusted national construction leaders."

"Solar Frontier is a company whose product we recognize and value for its quality production and high-performance in the field," said Tim Vaughn, CEO of Vaughn Industries, LLC.

A world leader in manufacturing excellence, Solar Frontier's fully automated state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities are designed to provide customers with the highest level of quality. The company's advanced CIS technology also generates higher energy yield (kilowatt-hours per kilowatt peak) in real-world environments than conventional crystalline silicon technologies. As a result, Solar Frontier's projects have increasingly gained the attention of investors and project developers across the Americas.

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.

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