China’s PV firm Trina Solar will be supplying 150 MW module and tracker to Israeli PV developer Teralight. To this end, an agreement has been signed by both the firms.
As per the deal, Trina Solar will supply to the first phase of the Ta’anakh PV project, around 230,000 of its 645-665W Vertex DEG21C.20 bifacial modules to the project, while its subsidiary TrinaTracker will supply multi drive 2P Vanguard trackers. The firm informed in a statement that the project will be one of the firsts in the world to use this tracker and module combination. Located in the Jezreel Valley in the north of Israel, it is scheduled to be completed by the end of June 2024. The project will total at 250 MW upon its completion.
The firm noted that the double glass featured in the Vertex modules are well optimised for hot and humid climates like northern Israel, as the extra layer enables them to withstand challenging conditions.
Li Na, Trina Solar general manager for Israel, Japan and Korea said, “Israel is a country renowned for being an early adopter of new technology. Vertex bifacial modules coupled with the TrinaTracker second generation 2P Vanguard tracker is the latest technology available for utility-scale solar projects. This technology delivers significantly lower balance of system (BOS) cost and a lower levelised cost of energy (LCOE). Furthermore, the high ground clearance and wide row to row distances possible with our Vanguard 2P tracker unlocks the possibility of co-location of our solar trackers with agriculture, which we find is becoming increasingly important in markets which do not have much abundance of freely available land like Israel.”
It may be recalled that earlier this month, Trina had signed an agreement to supply 800 MW of solar modules to the Al Dhafra plant in the UAE.