Trina Solar to supply 2.1MW off-grid solar system in Tibet
Trina Solar will supply an off-grid solar system project in the Northern Tibetan region of Naqu.
A supply agreement has been entered with Longyuan (Tibet) New Energy Co., Ltd.
The 2.1 MW project is Trina Solar's largest off-grid system project in China in recent years, following the construction of approximately 40 standalone power stations in 2002 in the Chamdo region of Tibet.
"We are very pleased to have been selected by Longyuan (Tibet) for the Naqu project," said Jifan Gao, Chairman and CEO of Trina Solar. "Quality irradiance in this highly elevated region underscores its suitability for such a project. We are committed to providing quality products and excellent service in implementing this project, which we believe can benefit the local population."
"This off-grid project, which differs from utility scale projects in terms of set-up and components, will use our specially-designed PC20 off-grid modules," said Mark Kingsley, Chief Commercial Officer of Trina Solar.
"We believe the off-grid market has the potential to bring another dimension of growth to the Company. These installations, believed to be one of the largest off-grid module orders in China, are especially suited for Tibet's environment owing to its clean air, excellent sunlight, and challenges of rugged topography to extend traditional distributed power," he added.
Naqu Prefecture one of the Tibetan areas lacking distributed grid power. Trina Solar hopes that the new off-grid project will alleviate the electricity shortages of the farmers and herdsmen, thereby improving the quality of life, while promoting local economic and social development in the region.