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Trina Solar and Al-Raebi sign 500MW deal for Yemen

The five year agreement will cater to the country’s increasing energy needs. (Image source: Trina Solar)

Trina Solar and Al-Raebi for Trading (Al-Raebi) have signed a five year agreement to supply 500MW of module shipments for the Yemeni market

Trina Solar will supply Al-Raebi with 100MW of its n-type i-TOPCon cell technology modules in 2023. The five year agreement will cater to the country’s increasing energy needs.

With the advanced technology of i-TOPCon cells and 210mm module technology, cell efficiency and module power of the Vertex N series have been comprehensively upgraded, bringing module efficiency to as high as 22.4%, with power reaching 605W and 695W for residential, C&I PV applications and utility settings.

Antonio Jimenez, managing director and vice president, Middle East, Trina Solar commented, “We are proud to bring our latest n-type i-TOPCon Vertex N modules to the region. Our long and prosperous relationship with Al-Raebi allows us to deliver the power, efficiency and reliability needed to accelerate the adoption of clean energy in the Yemeni market. We are proud to see more solar projects implemented in the region through our authorised distributor Al-Raebi and cater to the rapidly-growing demand for solar energy in generating power for residential, commercial and industrial needs, in addition to farming and agriculture.”

Abdullah M Raebi, general manager of Al-Raebi, stated, “Solar energy has rapidly gained popularity, and became the foundation of Yemen's electricity supply, more than 70% of households are now using solar energy as their primary source. It also plays a key role in the extraction and supply of groundwater for irrigation. We are truly proud to be leading the way in the Middle East solar sector by introducing Trina Solar’s latest n-type i-TOPCon Vertex N modules that are based on 210mm technology, allowing us to deliver the most advanced solar technology to address the current and future market demand.”

“Last year, Trina Solar and Al-Raebi signed a deal to supply 40MW of n-type Vertex modules to cater to the growing demand for solar energy in the Yemeni market. With the tremendous success that these modules have demonstrated, we are now witnessing an increasing demand this year to purchase the upgraded n-type modules. The new 500MW deal comes as a strong testament and a clear indication of the excellent value that these modules are providing to users in Yemen,” added Jimenez.