Week in South East Asia: Trina Announces Its First Shipment of 500 W Modules and Hayleys Fentons Secures EPC to Install 4 MW Rooftop Solar Project


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Trina announces its first shipment of 500 W modules


Chinese solar panel maker Trina Solar says it has shipped its first lot of the 500 Vertex modules it launched late last month. The panels, which have a reported 500 W power output, will be supplied to an unnamed developer which is building a 10 MW solar project in Sri Lanka. The financial terms of the supply deal were not revealed by the manufacturer. Jiangsu-based Trina had announced the start of commercial production of the module series two weeks ago. “Incorporating 210mm cells, the Vertex series modules integrate advanced three-piece, non-destructive cutting and high-density packaging technologies,” the company said in a statement.


Hayleys Fentons secures EPC to install 4MW rooftop solar project at Hayleys Fabric in partnership with Hayleys Power

Leading Sri Lankan integrated solutions specialists, Hayleys Fentons announced its partnership with sister companies Hayleys Fabric and Hayleys Power to convert the rooftop of one of its primary manufacturing facilities into one of the largest private sector renewable energy sources in the country. The senior management of all three companies were in attendance at a special ceremony to commemorate the milestone agreement, including Hayleys Fentons Managing Director, Hasith Prematillake, Hayleys Fabric PLC Managing Director, Rohan Goonetilleke and Hayleys Power Directors Russell De Zilva  and Wasaba Jayasekera. Under Phase 1, Hayleys Fentons will cover and maintain 64,000 square feet of rooftop area with solar panels at Hayleys Fabric’s manufacturing facility at Horana, generating an initial 1MWp of solar power, with a total of 4MWp capacity – amongst the largest installations in Sri Lanka’s private sector – being planned in future. Meanwhile, Hayleys Power will be the investment arm raising the necessary funding lines.

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