Trina Solar, a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider is pleased to announce its successful delivery of 800 MW of 210 mm Vertex modules to China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) for the prestigious Al Dhafra PV Power Plant project. The 2 GW Al Dhafra solar PV plant, located in Abu Dhabi, is set to become one of the largest single-site solar power plants worldwide. The plant was connected to the grid in April this year.
Situated approximately 35 kilometres from Abu Dhabi city, the Al Dhafra PV Power Plant boasts a remarkable capacity to generate enough electricity to power approximately 160,000 homes across the UAE, thanks to its deployment of approximately 3.5 million solar panels. Moreover, the project will play a significant role in mitigating carbon emissions, reducing approximately 2.4 million tons of carbon dioxide annually.
The Al Dhafra region, where the project is located, benefits from abundant solar irradiance and albedo. However, it is also exposed to extreme natural environmental factors, including scorching temperatures, high winds, sand, and dust. To ensure optimal performance and durability in such challenging conditions, Trina Solar conducted a meticulous assessment of the local irradiance, geography, and climate, ultimately supplying the Al Dhafra project with its 210 mm Vertex modules.
Trina Solar’s 210 mm Vertex modules are characterized by four key features that unlock a low-levelized cost of energy (LCOE): high power, high efficiency, high energy yield, and high reliability. Notably, these modules have demonstrated exceptional performance in extreme environments. Rigorous testing conducted by TÜV Rheinland on Trina Solar’s 210 mm Vertex 600 W + modules in Saudi Arabia, which shares a similar climate to the Al Dhafra region, showcased their outstanding photovoltaic conversion efficiency and their ability to maintain optimal performance even in high-temperature scenarios.
With a 25-year track record, Trina Solar has successfully supplied the world with over 140 GW of solar modules, establishing its presence in more than 150 countries and regions. According to TrendForce, as of the first quarter of this year, the industry’s cumulative shipments of 210 mm modules have surpassed 120 GW, with Trina Solar leading the global market with a market share of over 50%, accounting for 65 GW of shipments. The Al Dhafra project’s significant capacity and contribution to carbon reduction exemplify the transformative impact of solar energy. Moving forward, Trina Solar remains dedicated to its mission of “Solar Energy For All,” and committed to making significant contributions through its exceptional products, technological innovation, and stable financial performance.