Solar Frontier announced today that its recently completed 2.3MW project in the Netherlands, constructed in collaboration with KiesZon and Ikaros Solar, has surpassed its July-November energy generation target by 6%. This means that thyssenkrupp Material will now be able to procure more energy at a lower cost than obtaining electricity sourced from the grid.
The project, which is located in the Dutch municipalities of Veghel and Zwijndrecht, consists of two rooftop installations on warehouses belonging to thyssenkrupp Materials Nederland. Using 30 power inverters and 13,472 CIS modules in total.
KiesZon, owner of the solar power plants for the next 15 years, selected Solar Frontier's CIS modules. Ikaros Solar provided engineering, procurement and construction ("EPC") services. For this project, Solar Frontier started shipping its CIS modules at the end of May of this year. Ikaros Solar began installing the systems in June, and shortly after, both rooftop systems were connected to the grid in July.
"Ikaros Solar selected Solar Frontier´s CIS modules for their proven high energy yields, specifically in our climate, as has been seen in other projects like the IKEA store in Zwolle," said Yves Devis, CEO of Ikaros Solar. "For us, it is important to work closely with a partner like Solar Frontier, which is able to guarantee the yields and the reliability of its modules for our projects."
"The Netherlands is one of the most promising markets for solar energy in Europe," said Wolfgang Lange, Managing Director of Solar Frontier Europe. "We are proud to have contributed to this large-scale solar power project and look forward to continuing to meet demand for clean, renewable and economical energy in the region."