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Trina Solar in 20MW PV module deal to power UK solar farms

China solar developer supplies PV modules to UK’s leading solar energy generator Lightsource to develop several solar projects

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The PV module agreement carries Trina Solar’s total deliveries to Lightsource past the 100MW mark in the last 16 months

Chinese PV developer Trina Solar is supplying PV modules to develop a series of solar farms in the UK. The firm, which is a global leader in PV modules, solutions, and services, has entered an agreement to deliver a total generation capacity of 20MWp to Lightsource Renewable Energy, the UK's leading solar energy generator and asset operator.

The PV modules will be used to complete several UK solar farm projects. The solar panels being supplied are polycrystalline modules with power ratings up to 260Wp. They are being delivered to Lightsource for UK projects scheduled for completion before the end of March 2014.

The agreement carries Trina Solar's total deliveries to Lightsource past the 100MW mark in the last 16 months. Trina Solar has shown a keen interest in developing solar power in the UK in 2013. The company said it was attracted to the country's solar market in March this year after stating its belief that the UK PV industry is set to boom in 2013.

Speaking about the latest deal, Ben Hill, head of Europe at Trina Solar, said: "This supply contract with Lightsource is a reiteration of our continuing commitment to serving the needs of installers and end users in the UK market. At a time when market conditions have been particularly challenging and changeable, it is all the more important for manufacturers to provide their partners in the installation and project management community with high-quality products and services.

"The selection of Trina Solar modules for these Lightsource projects vindicates not only our longstanding efforts to develop industry-leading products, but also the time and resources we have invested in absorbing and understanding the implications of the recent anti-dumping Undertaking," he added. "We are confident that we are ahead of the game when it comes to adjusting to and complying with the new market landscape, and we look forward to continuing to work with Lightsource to supply their projects across the UK."