Trina Solar selected to build 50-MW floating solar farm in Malaysia
Floating PV park on Tengeh reservoir, Singapore. Image by: Trina Solar.
China’s Trina Solar Co Ltd (SHA:688599) will build a 50-MW (AC)/71-MW (DC) floating solar PV farm on a hydroelectric reservoir in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, after securing the project in an auction organised by the local power utility Sarawak Energy Berhad.
The solar solutions company said that it will place the floating system on the 191.12-hectare (472.3 acres) reservoir surface at the Batang Ai Hydroelectric Plant, with plans to use N-type bi-facial high efficiency PV modules and string inverters for the project.
The scope of works will include assembling the MV power system, upgrading the high-voltage substation, and operation and maintenance services. The floating solar farm will be integrated with the Batang Ai power plant, Trina Solar said.
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