Trina Solar Limited will supply 60MW of PV modules to Xinyi Solar Holdings Limited (Xinyi Solar), one of the world's largest solar PV glass manufacturers, for its utility scale and agricultural greenhouse solar projects in Anhui, China.
Xinyi Solar will utilize 5MW of Trina Solar's TSM-PC05A modules, 30MW of TSM-PC14 modules, as well as 25 MW of the company's state-of-the-art dual glass TSM-PDG5 modules. The PDG5 dual glass solar panel will be used as a roof bracing piece for an agricultural greenhouse located within Xinyi Solar's power plant in Anhui province. Compared to conventional modules, dual glass PDG5 modules provide appropriate transmittance of sun light, which better maintains greenhouse temperatures and its high performance in harsh environments offers resistance to the use of pesticide sprays in the greenhouse. Shipment of the modules is expected to be completed by August 2014.
Wesley Lee, CEO of Xinyi Solar, said, "We chose to partner with Trina Solar because they not only offer a wide range of diverse products but also due to their continued efforts in R&D and innovation. We believe Trina's high quality dual glass solar modules are the best fit for our project needs out of the products currently available on the market for our project. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Trina Solar as we develop our downstream business across China."
Trina Solar's PDG5 is a UL/IEC certified frameless module that comprises two layers of 2.5mm heat-strengthened glass. By replacing the plastic backsheet with heat-strengthened glass, PDG5 provides UL Fire Class A safety and reduces micro-cracking, Potential Induced Degradation (PID), module warping, UV aging, and corrosion from sand, acid, alkali and salt mist. The PDG5 is optimized for reliable performance under stressful environmental conditions and is among the most durable modules on the market. Additionally, by eliminating the aluminum frame of conventional modules, grounding requirements are eliminated, which can extend Balance of System (BoS) cost savings for Trina Solar's customers.