First Ever Solar-Powered Tea Plantation in China to be Delivered by Trina Solar

Reputed leaders in photovoltaics, Trina Solar, is to supply 51MW of dual glass modules to the country’s first tea plantation PV power project in Yunnan

Trina Solar Limited, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions, and services, has announced an agreement to supply 51MW of its dual glass modules to Yunnan Electric Power Design Institute, a subsidiary of China Energy Engineering Group, and the EPC provider for the agricultural PV power plant project located in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan province in China. The plant will be used to power equipment in tea plantations, and will be the first of its kind within China.

Jichun Zhang, Deputy General Manager of Yunnan Electric Power Design Institute commented: “We are very pleased to cooperate with Trina Solar, an industry leader with a vision to build a greener world, for a pioneer project in China to put solar power to work on the tea plantations. I believe with Trina Solar's leading technology and highly reliable products, the tea plantations can be more efficient with increasing self-reliance and emitting less pollution.”

The agricultural PV project will have the capacity of to deliver 100MW in total. However, phase 1 of the project will shortly begin and see 51MW installed by Trina Solar. Its dual glass frameless PV modules are extremely durable, made with front and back layers of heat-strengthened glass, providing strong protection against environmental factors such as heavy humidity and pesticide use, while maintaining a high rate of sunlight transmission and efficiency. They excel in greenhouse environments, where properly maintaining temperature is crucial to the success of crop growth. Shipments of the modules are expected to complete in Q3 2015.

Zhiguo Zhu, COO and President of Module Business Unit of Trina Solar, added: “We are pleased to once again have the opportunity to conduct a new innovative deployment of PV modules and I believe our commitment to high quality products and continuous technology advancement has made us partner of choice for this project. Our dual glass modules have been very well received by the market since its launch, and I am confident that it will provide the durability, reliability, and efficiency that is required for this project to succeed.”