TSL wins Jordan solar power contract
Changzhou (China), December 18, 2013
Trina Solar Limited (TSL), a leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services, said it has been awarded a contract to supply 1MW of photovoltaic modules for use in Jordan's first large-scale solar power project.
The power project, owned by the Ma'an Development Company (MDC), is being jointly built by the international photovoltaic system integrator Phoenix Solar and Mustakbal Clean Tech, a EPC specialist focused on the Mena markets.
As per the deal, TSL will supply 1MW of Trina Honey photovoltaic modules to Phoenix Solar for the Jordanian solar power project, said a statement from Ma'an.
The electricity generated by the solar power project will cover 100 per cent of the electricity needs of two student dormitory buildings in the Ma'an Development Area Residential Community, making them zero net energy buildings and a showcase for solar technology in Jordan, it stated.
Upon completion, the 4,032 Trina solar modules will generate approximately 2,000 MWh of solar electricity annually, enough to mitigate 24,000 metric tonnes of CO2 per year, said a senior official.
"This new collaboration with Phoenix Solar and Mustakbal recognizes once again Trina Solar's wide experience as a solar leader and the reliability of our products and services," remraked Jifan Gao, the chairman and CEO of Trina Solar.
"This is significant for Trina Solar and we are thrilled to see our modules being used in Jordan's largest solar power project. Jordan is a rapidly emerging solar market and today's announcement marks Trina's continued progress in our strategy of geographical and market diversification."
"We see great potential in the Middle East and Jordan in particular, and we will continue to actively pursue further opportunities for ongoing expansion which we have identified in these markets," he added.
Dr Ala Qubain, the CEO of Mustakbal said Trina Solar's support had been instrumental in its success in the Ma'an and other projects. "We look forward to building on this year's successful cooperation with further in-depth collaboration well into the future. The responsible and efficient way in which Trina Solar operates makes them an extremely reliable partner," he added.
The modules will start to be shipped before the end of 2013, with the project expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2014.-TradeArabia News Service