April 17, 2014 2:50 PM ET

Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

Company Overview of Solar Frontier K.K.

Company Overview

Solar Frontier K.K. produces copper, indium, and selenium based thin-film photovoltaic modules for utility, commercial, and residential markets in Japan and internationally. The company was formerly known as Showa Shell Solar K.K. and changed its name to Solar Frontier K.K. in April 2010. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. Solar Frontier K.K. operates as a subsidiary of Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K.

Daiba Frontier Building

2-3-2, Daiba


Tokyo,  135-8074


Founded in 2006


81 3 5531 5626


81 3 5531 3677

Key Executives for Solar Frontier K.K.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Director of International Business
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Solar Frontier K.K. Key Developments

Solar Frontier and Chopro to Build 29MW Megasolar Plant at Nagasaki Airport

Solar Frontier K.K. and Chopro Co., Ltd. have signed a letter of agreement with the Nagasaki Prefectural Government and the Land Development Public Corporation of Nagasaki Prefecture to develop a 29MW megasolar power plant on land adjoining Nagasaki Airport, Japan.

Solar Frontier to Build No.4 Solar Plant in Tohoku

Solar Frontier is to construct a CIS solar module plant with nominal production capacity of 150 MW in the Tohoku region of Japan. This will be Solar Frontier's fourth manufacturing facility following its three plants in Miyazaki. The Tohoku Plant will be located at Ohiramura in Miyagi Prefecture and is scheduled to start production in March 2015 with a planned workforce of about 100. The Tohoku Plant will leverage Solar Frontier's latest mass-production technology, incorporating advanced features that increase manufacturing process efficiencies. This will enable the manufacture of high-performance CIS solar modules at higher conversion efficiencies and world-class cost levels. The Tohoku Plant will also serve as a blueprint for future manufacturing facilities outside of Japan, in line with worldwide demand growth and Solar Frontier's mid-term plans to build future plants outside of Japan. Solar Frontier plans to invest about ¥13 billion. Products manufactured at the Tohoku Plant will be intended mainly for sales in the local region.

Solar Frontier K.K. Announces Completion of 11.6 MW CIS Installation in Japan

Solar Frontier K.K. has announced the completion of the Kansai International Airport Megasolar power plant, an 11.6 MW CIS, or copper, indium, selenium, installation at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan. The Kansai International Airport Megasolar power plant is scheduled to start operating on February 1, 2014.

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