Trina Solar equips Prosolia’s 10.5 MW UK projects [updated]


Photovoltaic module manufacturer Trina Solar has provided PV modules with a total capacity of 10.5 MW to Spanish PV group Prosolia Energía for two projects in the U.K.

The large-scale projects, both in England, include a 5.3 MW facility in the city of Stow Longs in the county of Huntingdonshire and a 5.3 MW plant in Beaford, Devon, will utilize a total of 43,274 multi-crystalline PV modules from Trina’s PC05 Series.

"This new collaboration with Prosolia Energía is very important for us because it shows that our extensive expertise as a leading solar energy company and the quality and reliability of our products are highly demanded and appreciated by our customers," said Ben Hill, Trina Solar’s head of Europe.

"The solar panels from Trina Solar are characterized by high efficiency and performance, and the company offers its customers a wide range of solutions and services," added Prosolia Energía CEO José María Delgado, who described Trina Solar as "a reliable supplier and partner."

Delgado said Prosolia would continue its partnership with Trina Solar in view of its "continued high product quality."

Trina Solar’s modules boast 15% efficiency, a maximum output power of 245 W and high performance in low light conditions – key criteria for Prosolia. PC05 series modules also hold snow loads of up to 5,400 pascals (Pa) and wind loads of up to 2400 Pa.

The U.K. installed 925 MW of PV capacity last year, according to figures from the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA). The country offers a current feed-in-tariff (FIT) of £0.11 (€0.13) per kWh for newly installed solar plants with a capacity of more than 50 kW. Energy regulator Ofgem is set to review FIT rates in September.

The U.K. government has said it is aiming for an installed capacity of 22 GW by 2020.

Britain’s Solar Trade Association (STA) has expressed its opposition to the European Commission’s threatened anti-dumping duties on Chinese PV modules.