Japan’s Solar Frontiere Partners with Belectric
Germany’s Belectric is partnering with Japan-based Solar Frontier to form a new joint venture company, PV CIStems, which will develop, build, and sell both ground and roof mounted photovoltaic power plants. By combining Belectric’s engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) and project development experience with Solar Frontier’s deep panel expertise, PV CIStems will offer customers turnkey solutions for cost-efficient solar power generation.
PV CIStems is founded on a global framework agreement to provide clean, affordable, and grid-stabilizing solar energy through lower systems and maintenance costs. Belectric and Solar Frontier are building on a development and deployment model implemented in previous successful collaborations.
Martin Zembsch, Belectric Chief Strategy Officer, says, “Our successful projects with Solar Frontier, ranging from ground-mounted power plants in Bessan, France, and Wildflecken, Germany, to the world’s largest PV system on a car park at the new Saudi Aramco headquarters, Saudi Arabia, have convinced Belectric to take this next step.”
Belectric Chief Executive Officer, Gernhard Beck believes the new company “will strengthen our approach to new projects with respect to total power generation solutions while accelerating our competitive response and delivery capability. The essential anchors are the reliability and performance of Solar Frontier’s Japan-made modules.”
Solar Frontier Director and Senior Vice President, Atsuhiko Hirano, adds: “The significance of this milestone is all the greater for the level of experience and expertise that Belectric brings to the joint venture. With more than 700 MW installed since 2010, from residential to utility scale, in a wide range of climates, configurations, and technologies, Belectric’s confidence in Solar Frontier confirms the strong performance of our CIS modules within energy solutions.”
PV CIStems GmbH will be headquartered outside of Munich, Germany. The management board of the new company will includes executive from both companies: Bernhard Beck, Martin Zembsch, Atsuhiko Hirano and Wolfgang Lange.
Belectric develops and builds ground-mounted solar power plants and roof-mounted photovoltaic systems. For more information, visit: www.Belectric.com.
Solar Frontier develops and manufactures CIS (copper, indium, selenium) thin-film solar modules. For more information, visit www.solar-frontier.com.