Solar Frontier, a specialist in CIS solar energy solutions, announced that their advanced technology has been selected by O2 emc for a 4 megawatt (MW) project in North Carolina (US). The Tolson solar project will be one of the first tracking installations with CIS thin-film solar modules in the state.
A $10-million-dollar investment, the Tolson solar plant under construction in Edgecombe County, NC, will be equipped with Exosun’s advanced Exotrack HZ single-axis trackers orienting over 24,000 Solar Frontier modules toward the sun throughout the day to considerably increase the plant’s output versus fixed-tilt installations and traditional crystalline modules. Expected to be completed in 2015, the renewable energy plant will generate almost 7 gigawatt-hours of energy per year, or more electricity than 600 average American homes would consume on an annual basis.
Solar Frontier today develops and manufactures CIS (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.
O2 emc is an independent power producer that develops, owns and operates solar farms across the Southeast portion of the United States. O2 emc and its sister company, O2 energies, have developed over 100 MW of solar power plants. Their investors enjoy working with an experienced partner that makes investing in solar simple and profitable. O2's projects are developed to maximize local jobs and local investment while enhancing sustainability and educational opportunities in each project community.