Solar Frontier’s CIS Modules Selected For 14 Megawatt Module Supply Agreement In The Midwestern US

Solar Frontier Continues To Expand US Footprint

Tokyo, October 7, 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 2 solar energy projects located near Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. Each of the solar power plants is 7 MW. Construction has already begun and both projects are expected to be completed before the end of 2015.


Solar Frontier signed the module supply agreement with a California-based solar developer, investor and long-term owner of solar energy facilities.

The projects will be constructed by Vaughn Industries, a highly-skilled, full service electrical/mechanical contractor which has been in business for over 50 years. The company serves 5 divisions: renewable energy, electrical commercial/industrial, mechanical commercial/industrial, high voltage substations, and high voltage transmission and distribution.

Charles Pimentel, COO of Solar Frontier Americas, commented, "Vaughn Industries is dedicated to delivering the highest-level of quality to their clients and Solar Frontier is pleased to be selected for projects that mirror our own standards."

"We are anticipating higher energy production and respective lower LCOE on these projects than conventional solar modules through the installation of Solar Frontier's CIS technology," said Tim Vaughn, CEO of Vaughn Industries, LLC.

A world leader in manufacturing excellence, Solar Frontier's advanced CIS modules are a proven technology that generates higher energy yield (kilowatt-hours per kilowatt peak) in real-world environments than crystalline silicon technologies. The modules are manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities, fully automated for manufacturing precision and a consistently high level of quality. Solar Frontier's 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 www.solar-frontier.com for more information.

Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K.
Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and has roots dating back more than 100 years in the downstream energy business.

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 400 employees, the company strives for excellence in every job and adheres to the founder's philosophy of safety, quality, and customer satisfaction. Visit http://vaughnindustries.com/ for more information.

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