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Showa Shell Solar K.K. to build a solar power generation plant in Miyazaki Prefecture and conclusion on a partnership agreement with Miyazaki Prefecture
Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (Chairman: Shigeya Kato, Headquarters: Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo)'s 100% subsidiary, Showa Shell Solar K.K. (President: Shigeaki Kameda, Headquarters: Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo) has decided to construct a solar power generation plant using CIS thin-film photovoltaic modules as a part of a subsidized project by Miyazaki Prefecture and a promotion of new energies by New Energy Promotion Council. Showa Shell Solar has made a partnership agreement with Miyazaki Prefecture on solar power generation business today.
About CIS photovoltaic modules
CIS PV modules are leading edge solar panels, composed of Copper, Indium and Selenium, without the use of silicon. CIS modules are generally regarded as the most promising technology among all the thin-film photovoltaic applications. CIS modules have already achieved the highest efficiency level among the thin-film photovoltaic applications, and the potential is high for further improving the conversion efficiency with this technology. Compared to crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules that are the current mainstream, CIS modules can be produced at lower cost with fewer raw materials required and approximately half the manufacturing process steps. In addition, CIS modules are environmentally friendly products with a drastically reduced energy payback time (period required for the recovery of energy consumed during manufacturing through power generation), and Showa Shell's CIS modules do not contain toxic materials such as lead and cadmium.
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