Trina Solar to build 71MW floating solar project in Malaysia after winning state tender

Jul 12, 2022 04:19 PM ET
  • Trina Solar will develop a 71MW floating PV (FPV) project in the Malaysian state of Sarawak after winning a tender held by the state's utility, Sarawak Energy.
Trina Solar to build 71MW floating solar project in Malaysia after winning state tender
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Located at the Batang Ai hydroelectric plant to promote grid connection, the project, spread out throughout more than 190 hectares, will certainly constitute the initial large-scale FPV project to be integrated in Sarawak, Trina claimed.

The project will certainly make use of N-type bi-facial high performance PV modules along with string inverters to "boost system performance efficiency and lower the project's levelised cost of electricity (LCOE)," Trina claimed.

In addition to developing the FPV plant, Trina will additionally update the high-voltage substation and conduct procedures and also upkeep (O&M) solutions for the project.

"We remain to reinforce our position in Malaysia to contribute to the decarbonisation of the nation's energy systems with making use of better solutions as well as solutions," said Linhui Sui, head of state of Trina Solar's International Systems Business Unit.

FPV is significantly seen as an attractive option for countries with solid solar resources yet limited land accessibility. Nonetheless, regulatory hurdles have actually held the innovation back from better roll-out, with some business requiring permitting reform to accelerate implementation.

Energy advisory DNV has actually presented two joint market projects (JIPs) to assist standardise the growth of FPV. The two JIPs will certainly aim to create an anchoring as well as mooring style criterion in addition to a float style, testing as well as certification conventional targeted at attending to certain issues for FPV frameworks.

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