Chinese photovoltaics firm Trina Solar has signed a five-year agreement with Al-Raebi for Trading (Al-Raebi). The partnership will facilitate 500 MW of module shipments for the Yemeni market.
Trina Solar will supply Al-Raebi with 100 MW of its n-type i-TOPCon cell technology modules this year. The five-year agreement will cater to the country’s increasing energy needs.
With the technology of i-TOPCon cells and 210 mm 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, Trina says.
Al-Raebi, Trina Solar’s authorized distributor in Yemen, will ensure that the country benefits from the latest technology and quality service by supplying Trina Solar’s latest n-type i-TOPCon Vertex N PV modules that are based on 210mm technology ensuring high reliability and solid performance to partners.
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 authorized 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 percent 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 40 MW 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.
In the n-type era, 210mm technology and n-type i-TOPCon cell technology will work together by combining strengths to highlight the lower LCOE-oriented principle. Trina Solar will maintain its leadership and meet the increasing market demand for high- performance PV modules, the firm adds.
Recently, Trina Solar launched a new generation of rooftop modules at a trade fair in Madrid, Spain. The new Vertex S+ n type dual-glass product line was unveiled with output power reaching 445W, the highest in an area of less than 2 square meters.
It may be recalled that Trina Solar had rolled 210 mm n-type i-TOPCon cells off the production line in its 8 GW capacity factory in Suqian, Jiangsu province.