China-based Trina Solar has received an order to provide 30MW of PV modules to Gestamp Solar, a South African photovoltaic parks developer.
Large-scale solar systems of 20MW and 10MW generating capacity will be installed in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province, in the towns of Prieska and De Aar respectively.
Under the agreement, the modules will be delivered by the third quarter of 2013.
Gestamp Solar said it has chosen Trina Solar’s multicrystalline PC05 series modules because of their 15% efficiency and ability to generate up to 245W.
Gestamp Solar CEO Jorge Barredo said; "Gestamp Solar has been working on the development of projects with Trina Solar since the early days of the European photovoltaic industry because, as well as the excellent quality of their products, they have always been reliable suppliers."
Trina Solar noted that the modules are able to withstand snow loads of up to 5,400Pa and wind loads of up to 2,400Pa.
Commenting on the latest collaboration, Trina Solar chairman and chief executive Jifan Gao said; "It is a milestone for the company, as it is our first major project in South Africa and will enable us to strengthen our presence in this market, where the solar sector is booming."
Image: Trina Solar will supply 30MW PV modules for two solar projects in Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Photo: Courtesy of Trina Solar.