Trina Solar Limited , a global leader in photovoltaic (“PV”) modules, solutions, and services, recently announced that the Company’s 40MW of solar PV modules has been operational in the largest solar project in the Philippines (the “Project”), which has started to generate clean and safe solar electricity. The Project was developed by Helios Solar Energy Corporation, a joint venture between local solar project developer Gregorio Araneta Inc (“GAI”) and Equis Pte Ltd. (“Equis”), Asia’s largest independent renewable energy developer and investor.
With renowned Bouygues Construction (“Bouygues”) providing the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPC) services, the 132.5MW solar Project was built on a 170-hectare land area in Cadiz City of the Negros Occidental province. Cadiz City is located near the equator and the Project is situated approximately three kilometers from the coastline, where strong winds are common, high humidity and salty air prevail. The environmental conditions call for superior performance solar modules resistant to potential induced degradation (PID), salt spray corrosion and wind pressure, and Trina Solar’s solar products are well equipped to meet the requirements.
“We are proud to have worked with GAI, Equis and Bouygues on this landmark project and look forward to future collaborations,” said Helena Li, Assistant Vice President, Regional Head of APEC & Middle East Region at Trina Solar. “This partnership is largely a result of our long-running commitment to emerging markets. The Philippine solar industry has tremendous room for development, and the region’s supportive policies towards renewable energy make it an attractive market for us. Looking ahead, we will continue to further expand our market share in the Philippines and other emerging markets in the region.