Trina Solar Delivers Panels to Tarlac-2 Solar Farm in the Philippines
Feb 18, 2019
MANILA (18 February 2019) - Trina Solar, the global leader in total solar energy solutions, has completed delivery of all the solar panels for the Tarlac-2 Solar Power Project of PetroSolar Corporation (PetroSolar), marking an important milestone for the project.
Trina delivered 61,200 pieces of Trina Solar Tallmax TSM PD14A model panels manufactured in the company’s high-tech Changzhou, China factory. These panels have special reflecting film technology which means more light is reflected back into the solar cell, so it can absorb more energy and generate more electricity.
PetroSolar, is a joint venture of the Philippines’ PetroGreen Energy Corporation (PGEC) and EEI Power Corporation. PGEC is the renewable energy holding unit of publicly-listed PetroEnergy Resources Corporation (PERC), a member of the Yuchengco Group of Companies.
The Tarlac-2 Solar Power Project is a 20.4 MW solar power facility being built on 22 hectares of land in Central Technopark, Tarlac City. When completed by the second quarter of 2019, it will add to the adjoining 50MWDC Tarlac-1 solar plant to make PetroSolar’s 70MWDC Tarlac facility the single, biggest contiguous operating solar farm in Luzon.
Solenergy Systems Inc. is the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPC) services provider for the project.
Trina Solar Philippines Country Manager Junrhey Castro says: “We are proud to have worked with PetroSolar and Solenergy Systems Inc. on this landmark project. Trina Solar is confident that our Tallmax panels will be of great competitive value to PetroSolar.”
“We are committed to further supporting PetroSolar’s future projects with the technological and commercial advantages that Trina products offer. This collaboration is part of our long-running commitment to emerging markets in Asia Pacific,” says Castro. “The Philippine solar industry has tremendous room for development. We will continue to further expand our commitment to support renewable energy in the Philippines,” he adds.
PetroSolar Vice President Francisco Delfin Jr., says: “Trina’s on-time delivery of the solar panels from their China plant to our Tarlac-2 project site testifies to their intense focus on customers’ needs. We are pleased to work with Trina Solar for the Tarlac-2 project and look forward to more cooperation with them to benefit our future solar projects and customers.”
Delfin adds: “The milestone and seamless delivery also owes to the support that our project has received from several government agencies dealing with our importation such as the Department of Energy, the Board of Investments, the Bureau of Customs, and the Subic Bay Management Authority. This continuing government support is critical as we complete Tarlac-2 to become the first utility-scale solar project to be commissioned in the Philippines this year.”