Solar Frontier modules picked for Kuwait project
Solar Frontier will start delivering the modules in the month of December for the 5MW CIS pilot project in Kuwait due to start operations in June 2016
Japanese company Solar Frontier KK said Monday its copper indium diselenide (CIS) thin-film solar modules have been selected for a 5MW project in Kuwait.
The facility is part of the government's Shagaya renewable energy project and will be used to evaluate the performance of CIS modules in Kuwaiti desert conditions. It will be built by Spanish engineering and construction firm TSK Group.
Solar Frontier will start delivering the modules in the month of December, with the plant due to start operations in June 2016, reported SeeNews.
The Shagaya project is part of a renewable energy research programme in Kuwait, the first stage of which consists of testing the performance of different renewable energy technologies, including photovoltaic (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP) and wind.
TSK has been picked to construct the first 10-MW PV project, comprised of two 5-MW PV facilities, as well as a 50-MW CSP plant. Solar Frontier's CIS modules will power one of the 5-MW PV systems and will be compared to a side-by-side crystalline silicon PV installation.