Trina Solar announced it has successfully completed the sale of its 13.2MW solar power project located in Dorset, UK, to funds managed by Foresight Group LLP (Foresight). This follows the successful sale of a similar 10.6MW UK solar power project to the same buyer in September of 2014.
Construction of the Homeland Solar Farm started in December 2013 with successful connection to the grid in March 2014. The project utilized approximately 52,000 Trina Solar TSM-255-PC05A modules. The solar project is expected to deliver clean and sustainable solar electricity of approximately 14,000MWh per year and be capable of providing energy for 4300 homes in the region. The project sale concluded at the end of 2014 with revenue recognition in the fourth quarter of 2014.
"The successful sale of our second UK solar power project this year demonstrates our growing presence in the UK market," said Mr. Jifan Gao, Chairman and CEO of Trina Solar. "It also once again demonstrates our strong credentials and the capabilities of our PV project team from initial project development to final project completion. Global demand for clean and sustainable solar energy is expected to continue growing in the coming year. We look forward to steadily expanding the global footprint of our solar solution business and will benefit from the industry growth tremendously."
Ricardo Piñeiro, Head of UK Solar at Foresight added, "Our team is delighted to have completed the acquisition of the Homeland Solar Farm in Dorset from Trina Solar, the second such acquisition from Trina Solar in the final quarter of 2014. This has rounded off a successful 2014, which has seen Foresight's UK portfolio of operating solar plants grow by more than 500%, to a generating capacity of more than 310MW."