Panama’s Largest Solar Power Project – ( Solar Thermal Magazine)
Trina Solar Limited, has announced that it has been selected by Solarcentury, a project developer and EPC, to supply around 33,000 of its PC14 modules for a 9.9MWp solar farm project in Cocle province, central Panama.
Solarcentury will use the high-powered solar PV modules supplied by Trina Solar to construct the solar farm for ECOSolar, a Latin American solar investment company. Working alongside local solar company Hybrytec, Solarcentury will build the 9.9MWp “Divisa Solar“ system. The system will be one of the largest solar farms in Panama connected to the grid and sold on the spot market once completed.
Ideal for large-scale installations, the PC14 module is one of the industry’s most trusted modules due to its high levels of reliability and performance capabilities, even in challenging environmental conditions. Thanks to its high power footprint, installation time and BOS costs are significantly reduced, helping to achieve maximum cost efficiency. The farm will be capable of producing enough clean solar energy to power around 3,000 homes in the area, which will help meet the country’s growing electricity demands and reduce CO2emissions by more than 4,850 tons each year.
Zhiguo Zhu, COO and President of Module Business Unit at Trina Solar, said:
We are very pleased to be able to partner with Solarcentury in this project, which will yield benefits for the Panamanian people and for the environment. Over the last few years we have expanded our presence in Latin America and this project marks a major milestone for us. Thanks to its good climate, the region is well suited to solar PV generation, and has abundant space. With an increasing demand for electricity in the area, the solar farm will diversify the energy mix and thus drive an efficient and clean supply of energy. We believe Panama and Latin America hold high potential for the solar sector and this project demonstrates Trina Solar’s continued progress as a leading provider of solar PV modules in the region.
Matthew Boulton, COO at Solarcentury said:
Trina Solar is a new partner for Solarcentury and as a leading global brand, it was an obvious choice as part of establishing Solarcentury in new countries. Trina Solar was able to support the tight timelines required to fulfil the project and provided regular communication and support from its UK team.