Under the contract, Trina Solar will be responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the project which will use Trina Solar TSM-PC05A Honey 260 Wp high efficiency modules. These are especially well adapted to dry and high temperature environments prevalent in the Middle East according to a Trina spokesperson.
The installation will be the first mega-scale solar power project in Jordan and construction is scheduled to start imminently in March with completion scheduled for the third quarter of 2014. The 2MW rooftop solar project will produce an estimated 3,200MWh every year while preventing emissions of around 38,400 tons of carbon dioxide per year.
“The rooftop solar power project will be of great benefit to our business” said Mr. Omar Hashlmon, General Manager of Fresh Fruits Company. “Our business of operating cold stores is an energy intensive operation. This project will significantly contribute to a reduction in our annual electricity expenditure. It will also be a sound investment for our company due to the expected quick recovery of the initial investment thanks to favourable renewable energy policies enacted by the local government.”
The successful selection of Trina Solar as the EPC provider for the project demonstrates the company’s ability to develop large-scale projects in the Middle East added Mr. Jifan Gao, Chairman and CEO of Trina Solar. Oil and gas importing countries such as Jordan are vulnerable to fluctuations in global oil and gas prices which means that solar energy is a vital and very viable alternative with huge growth potential in the future.
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