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Trina Solar provides solar modules to Abu Dhabi's Al Dhafra PV plant

The Al Dhafra solar PV plant is set to become one of the largest single-site solar power plants worldwide. (Image source: Trina Solar)

PV and smart energy solutions provider Trina Solar has delivered 800MW of 210mm Vertex modules to China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) for the Al Dhafra PV Power Plant project

The 2GW Al Dhafra solar PV plant located in Abu Dhabi connected to grid in April this year. The plant can generate enough electricity to power approximately 160,000 homes across the UAE, thanks to its deployment of approximately 3.5 million solar panels. The project has the ability to reduce approximately 2.4 million tons of carbon dioxide annually.

The Al Dhafra region, where the project is located, benefits from abundant solar irradiance and albedo. However, it is also exposed to extreme natural environmental factors, including scorching temperatures, high winds, sand and dust. To ensure optimal performance and durability in such challenging conditions, Trina Solar conducted a meticulous assessment of the local irradiance, geography, and climate, ultimately supplying the Al Dhafra project with its 210 mm Vertex modules.

Trina Solar's 210 mm Vertex modules come with higher power, efficiency, energy yield, and reliability. These modules can also perform well in extreme environments. Rigorous testing conducted by TÜV Rheinland on Trina Solar's 210 mm Vertex 600W+ modules in Saudi Arabia, which shares a similar climate to the Al Dhafra region, showed they had the photovoltaic conversion efficiency and their ability to maintain optimal performance even in high-temperature scenarios. 

Gonzalo de la Vina, president EMEA, Trina Solar stated, "We are thrilled to have successfully supplied 800MW of our cutting-edge 210 mm Vertex modules to the remarkable Al Dhafra PV Power Plant project in Abu Dhabi. This collaboration showcases Trina Solar's commitment to delivering high-power, high-efficiency, and reliable solar solutions that can thrive even in the most extreme environmental conditions. The Al Dhafra project's significant capacity and contribution to carbon reduction exemplify the transformative impact of solar energy. As a global leader in the industry, Trina Solar is proud to play a pivotal role in the realisation of one of the world's largest single-site solar power plant. We remain dedicated to our mission of 'Solar Energy for All' and will continue to drive innovation, superior performance, and sustainable growth in the renewable energy sector".