Trina Solar and MPower ink major solar supply deal

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Trina Solar has signed a master supply agreement with Sydney-based MPower, which plans to have a portfolio of more than 30 small utility-scale solar farms and battery energy storage with total capacity of more than 200MW across Australia’s eastern states as part of a wider rollout of distribution connected renewable energy assets.

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The agreement covers the first five utility-scale solar farms and follows an extensive period of collaboration between the parties, which included detailed product testing. Trina Solar has agreed to supply an initial 39.5MWp of solar modules and 31.2MWp of TrinaTracker Vanguard 1P trackers for delivery in this year’s fourth quarter through to next year’s fourth quarter. The modules are the large format Vertex N bifacial module with iTOPCon (NEG21C.20) and the Vertex bifacial module (DEG21C.20).

Edison Zhou, head of Trina Solar in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, said, “This deal demonstrates Trina Solar’s uniquely integrated solution, because this is a first-of-its-kind multi-site master supply agreement in Australia that includes modules and trackers within a simple, single arrangement from a one stop shop Trina Solar.”

MPower CEO Nathan Wise said, “We are excited to join forces with Trina Solar to further establish our market-leading position in solar power and battery storage, amid the ongoing tailwinds supporting the growth of renewable energy in Australia.

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“With this partnership, MPower can accelerate the rollout of its Build Own Operate strategy with best-in-class components and technology, and build additional traction in what is shaping up as a multi-billion dollar addressable market opportunity.”

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