Solar Frontier eyes the Americas

first_imgSolar Frontier eyes the AmericasThin-film module maker Solar Frontier is seeking to expand into the Americas. The 280MW pipeline of Gestamp-developed projects in the U.S. is seen as the company’s ticket into the market. July 28, 2015 Shamsiah Ali Oettinger Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share The leading Japanese CIS technology developers completed the acqusition of Gestamp Solar’s 280MW U.S. pipeline in April this year. These include ten projects in California under various stages of development. “Our task was to figure out how we can re-enter the American market and build up a future business model,” stated Yuichi Kuroda, vice president of international business for Solar Frontier to Bloomberg.Solar Frontier plans to sell all 280MW of projects by the end of 2016. Kuroda also added that the company’s limited presence in the U.S. meant that it could not take advantage of the tax credit. 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