May 30 (Renewables Now) - China’s Trina Solar Co Ltd (SHA:688599) said on Monday it has secured an order to deliver 510 MW of smart solar trackers for several projects in Uzbekistan.
The deal was placed by Chinese state-owned power equipment provider Dongfang Electric International during this year’s edition of the International Photovoltaic Power Generation and Smart Energy Conference & Exhibition in Shanghai.
TrinaTracker, a smart tracker solution supplier unit of Trina Solar, will deliver the contracted volumes of Vanguard 1P trackers. The hardware will be used at the Jizzakh and Samarkand photovoltaic (PV) projects, which in 2021 emerged as winners in a government-held tender and secured 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs). Both schemes were proposed by renewables developer Masdar, which achieved financial close in April and aims to complete the projects in 2024.
The solar farms in the Jizzakh and Samarkand regions of Uzbekistan will be able to produce 1.1 TWh of electricity per year once operational. Their output will be enough to help offset some 110,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually.