Chinese photovoltaic (PV) products maker Trina Solar has secured a contract to provide 167MW of photovoltaic (PV) modules for a solar project in Europe.
ACS Group, through its subsidiary Cobra, is developing a PV power station in the Mula, Murcia province in Spain.
The installation will be built on 1,000ha of land and will have the capacity to generate 500MW of clean solar energy in the region.
The project, which requires an investment of €300m and is said to be the largest solar PV project in Europe, is expected to be operational by the end of next year.
Trina Solar Europe module business head Gonzalo de Viña said: “We are very excited to see this impressive PV project grow with Trina Solar modules as it will be the biggest in Europe.
“We are confident that our business relationship with Cobra has a bright future. Despite the paralysis of recent years in the Spanish PV market, this endeavour proves that the sun shines again in the country for solar PV as the technology is already competitive without subsidies.”
As per the terms of the agreement, Trina Solar will supply 496,000 units of its TSM-PE14H multi-crystalline modules with power outputs between 335W and 340W.
The company claims that its half-cell design has the potential to yield higher efficiency and its new cell string layout reduces energy losses caused by inter-row shading.
Trina Solar has agreed to deliver the PV modules during the third and fourth quarters of this year, as well as in the first quarter of next year.
Viña further added: “In addition to the continuous growth in Europe, among other traditional markets, our products have been gaining momentum and increasing popularity in the Middle East, Latin America and APAC since the beginning of the year.
“With the continuing success in emerging markets, our order book has far exceeded expectations.”