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Trina Solar, Wilson Bayly Holmes Ovcon (WBHO) and Sola Collaborate to begin 195 MW Springbok Utility Project

Trina Solar, a global pioneer in smart PV and energy storage solutions, is pleased to announce the start of the trailblazing Springbok project in conjunction with SOLA and WBHO, which marks an important milestone in South Africa’s renewable energy landscape. The signing ceremony for this historic endeavor took place at Solar&Storage Live Africa, emphasizing the value of strategic alliances in promoting sustainable energy solutions. The Springbok project, in South Africa’s Free State province, is the country’s first and largest privately developed n-type utility-scale project, with a capacity of 195MW, making it a milestone undertaking. It is also the first project in South Africa to accommodate numerous off-takers.

“At Trina Solar, we are proud to contribute to South Africa’s renewable energy landscape through the Springbok Project, which will mark a significant milestone in the nation’s sustainable journey. Empowering Africa’s transition towards renewable energy is fundamental to our mission. Through innovation and technological advancement, we’re committed to providing accessible and efficient solar solutions, that propel the continent towards a greener, net-zero future.” – Yang Bao, President, Global Sales&Marketing at Trina Solar.

Trina Solar will deliver 331,200 Vertex N series panels (NEG19RC.20) for this innovative project, utilizing superior n-type technology. These modules, which use the 210mm product technology platform, excel in power, efficiency, reliability, and levelized cost of energy (LCOE), and have garnered acclaim from global clients. The Vertex N modules, known for their high energy output, are prepared to deliver remarkable performance in a variety of settings and weather situations, establishing a new benchmark for utility-scale photovoltaic projects in South Africa.

“Trina Solar is proud to supply its advanced Vertex N modules for the pioneering Springbok project and thereby delivering substantial value to our customers,” commented Zaheer Khan, Regional Director of Southern Africa at Trina Solar. “Our decision to utilize n-type modules emphasizes our dedication to providing high-performance solutions that optimize energy yield, reduce BOS and lower LCOE. We are confident that our modules will deliver unparalleled results, further solidifying South Africa’s position as a leader in renewable energy adoption.”

WBHO also expressed support for the project, emphasizing its revolutionary impact on South Africa’s energy environment.


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