PVTIME - Trina Solar Co., Ltd. ("Trina Solar"), one of the world's leading solar solutions providers, announced that it has secured the 50 MWac (71 MWdc) Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FPV) project in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, in the auction hold by Sarawak Energy Berhad, a vertically integrated power utility in Sarawak and also Malaysia’s largest renewable energy provider. This will be the first large-scale FPV project to be built in Sarawak.
Located at the Batang Ai Hydroelectric Plant, this project will be built on the Plant’s reservoir surface of 191.12 Ha. The electricity generated from this solar project will see an increase in alternative renewables source in Sarawak’s energy generation portfolio.
This project plans to use an N-type bi-facial high-efficiency PV module together with string inverter solution, to improve system performance efficiency, and reduce the project’s Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE). In addition to the building of the FPV system, Trina Solar’s scope of work includes the assembling of the MV power system, upgrading the High-Voltage substation, and operation and maintenance services. The FPV system will be integrated with Batang Ai’s Hydroelectric Plant which creates value through the hybridization of renewable technologies and optimisation of grid connection.
"We are looking forward to working with Sarawak Energy on this significant project that supports renewable energy development in Sarawak which the State is already at the forefront. Trina Solar strives to support this nation in accelerating the green energy transition from project development to providing operations and maintenance services. We continue to strengthen our position in Malaysia to contribute to the decarbonization of the country’s energy systems through utilising better solutions and services," said Mr.Linhui Sui, President of Trina Solar ISBU.
Since 2016, Malaysia embarked on a number of Large-Scale Solar (LSS) Programmes and awarded totaling 2.4GW capacity for PV projects. After the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), Malaysia plans to increase the share of renewable energy (RE) in its generation mix to 31% in 2025 and 40% in 2035 respectively.
About Trina Solar International System Business Unit (“ISBU”)
As the world’s leading solar products and energy solutions provider, Trina Solar produces and delivers solar products and projects, and provides turnkey energy solutions worldwide. Our solar project business includes project development, structuring, financing, EPC, O&M, and asset management, providing one-stop solutions for the entire project life cycle. As of June 30, 2021, Trina Solar has connected over 5.5GW of solar projects to the grid worldwide.
Trina Solar ISBU is dedicated to the utility-scale solar project business for the international market. With the core competencies of global project development, customer-oriented structuring and financing, best project opportunities, and solid and comprehensive records, ISBU of Trina Solar is a worldwide leader in the development and management of solar projects and is active in more than 15 countries and areas, including but not limited to USA, UK, Italy, France, Greece, Spain, Japan, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Australia, Vietnam, Cambodia, South Korea.