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China's Trina Solar powers Green Tower Project in Germany

21 January 2013

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Chinese solar panels manufacturer Trina Solar has supplied 61MW of photovoltaic (PV) modules for the Green Tower project in the German state of Brandenburg.

Located at the former Preschen airfield in Jocksdorf, the renewable energy project comprises more than 252,000 multi-crystalline modules, each with an average output of more than 240Wp.

The airfield has been developed into a giant solar farm, with rows of modules extending over a kilometre, following a land conversion process.

"Because construction advanced well ahead of schedule, we ordered an additional 5.5MW of modules."

The PV solar park, which has been fully commissioned, is capable of powering 17,000 households in the region and is has been referred to as one of the most efficient power plants in the world.

AB Unternehmensberatung & Beteiligungsgesellschaft CEO Alfred Behrens highlighted the quality of Trina Solar's PV modules and its capacity to deliver the product.

"Because construction advanced well ahead of schedule, we ordered an additional 5.5MW of modules, which Trina Solar was able to provide and deliver to the site in just three days," Behrens added.

Trina Solar Europe head Ben Hill said: "AB's decision to work with Trina Solar clearly endorses our corporate strategy and priorities: high quality and adherence to schedules, and being flexible when parameters change; these are the ingredients you need to make large-scale projects like this successful."

Image: The Green Tower solar project in Germany features 61MW of PV solar modules. Photo: courtesy of

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