LONGi and Solar Frontier Form a Strategic Technical Partnership to Advance the BIPV Market in Japan

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・Blend LONGi's advanced PV module technology with Solar Frontier's installation expertise.

・The goal of this collaboration is to explore unique markets in Japan, including Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV).

Xi’an, 26th October 2023 – LONGi Solar, a leading global solar technology company, and Solar Frontier, a Japanese photovoltaic company, are teaming up to bring their expertise to the Japanese solar market. LONGi is known for its advanced PV module technology, including the Hi-MO X6 series, while Solar Frontier has a strong track record in technology development and installation. The official signing of the agreement happened this week at the LONGi headquarters in Xi’an, China, during a visit of senior management team of Solar Frontier. LONGi and Solar Frontier are looking to tap into new and emerging markets, such as Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV). This partnership will be key in making Japan's energy sources more environmentally friendly and sustainable.

“Owing to the substantial quantity of rooftop and facade space available for BIPV installations on public, commercial, and industrial buildings. We believe that BIPV development in Japan has a bright future, and we are grateful and honored that Solar Frontier believes in LONGi.”, said Charles Jiang, Vice President of DG Business Group at LONGi.

Yukinori Morimoto, Executive Officer in charge of marketing of Solar Frontier, commented: “This visit has left us deeply impressed with LONGI's high-quality manufacturing and their significant investment in technology. Our technological collaboration with LONGI has also instilled great confidence in our future endeavors to further explore the Japanese BIPV market.”

About LONGi

Founded in 2000, LONGi is committed to being the world’s leading solar technology company, focusing on customer-driven value creation for full scenario energy transformation.

Under its mission of 'making the best of solar energy to build a green world', LONGi has dedicated itself to technology innovation and established five business sectors, covering mono silicon wafers cells and modulescommercial & industrial distributed solar solutionsgreen energy solutions and hydrogen equipment. The company has honed its capabilities to provide green energy and has more recently, also embraced green hydrogen products and solutions to support global zero carbon development. www.longi.com

About Solar Frontier

Solar Frontier K.K. is a Japanese photovoltaic company. It is a fully owned subsidiary of Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. and is located in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. The company was founded in 2006 as Showa Shell Solar and renamed Solar Frontier in April 2010.[1]

Solar Frontier surpassed 6GW of global PV shipments and focuses on decarbonization solutions in Japanese PV market.

[1] Business Week Company Overview of Solar Frontier K.K. Retrieved on September 26, 2012

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