Trina Solar has announced that 40 MW of solar PV modules supplied to the largest solar project in the Philippines are now operational and generating clean energy
The project was developed by Helios Solar Energy Corporation, a joint venture between local solar project developer Gregario Araneta Inc (GAI) and Equis Pte Ltd (Equis), Asia’s largest independent renewable energy developer and investor. The 132.5 MW solar project was constructed on a 170-hectare area of land in the Cadiz City of the Negros Occidental province, located near the equator and three kilometres from the coastline. Strong winds are common amid high humidity and salty air, conditions that require superior performance modules that are resistant to potential induced degradation (PID), salt spray, corrosion and wind pressure.
“We are proud to have worked with GAI, Equis and Bouygues on this landmark project and look forward to future collaborations” said Helena Li, Assistant Vice President, Regional Head of APEC & Middle East Region at Trina Solar. “This partnership is largely a result of our long-running commitment to emerging markets. The Philippine solar industry has tremendous room for development, and the region's supportive policies towards renewable energy make it an attractive market for us. Looking ahead, we will continue to further expand our market share in the Philippines and other emerging markets in the region.”
Equis Pte Ltd is also Asia’s largest independent energy and infrastructure fund manager, with more than $2.7 billion of funds under management and over 500 professional staff employed across 13 Asian offices in Manila, Aomori, Bangalore, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kasama, New Delhi, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo.