Trina Solar supplies modules to floating PV project in Europe
Late last year, Trina Solar announced that it has supplied 17MW of PV modules to the largest floating PV plant in Europe, the “O’MEGA 1” PV. The project has been developed by Akuo Energy, France’s leading independent producer of renewable energy. Once operational, the plant will produce 100% renewable energy covering the consumption of more than 4,700 households. The plant is spread over a 17-hectare property and will avoid the emission of roughly 11,100 tons of CO2 per year. O’MEGA 1 is powered by more than 46,000 units of Trina Solar’s monocrystalline modules in its low carbon footprint version.
With floating solar installations, water not only has a cooling effect on solar equipment: it works the other way as well. The floating solar panel structure shades the body of water and reduces evaporation from these ponds, reservoirs, and lakes. The use of renewable energy technologies helps decrease the emissions of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants into the atmosphere, leaving a positive impact on the natural environment as well as human health.
Trina Solar has grown rapidly since its foundation in 1997 and is now regarded as the world’s largest solar panel producer. With numerous branches in multiple markets, Trina Solar’s quality products continue to acquire awards and facilitate the adoption of renewable energy worldwide. YHI Energy is proud to supply Trina Solar in New Zealand; please get in contact with your Account Manager to learn more about this exciting brand.