Trina Solar supplies Edison Energy with 4,000 PV modules to support social housing project
on 350 homes part of Knowes Housing Association’s £2 million bid to tackle fuel
Zurich, 14th of January, 2014. Trina Solar Limited
(“Trina Solar” or “the Company”), a global leader in photovoltaic modules,
solutions, and services, has announced that it has supplied 4,000 PV modules to
Edison Energy for a project that has seen Knowes Housing Association help 350
households at risk of fuel poverty in Clydebank, Scotland.
Housing Association, managed by a committee of local tenants and
owner-occupiers, owns and manages more than 1,000 properties in the Faifley and
Duntocher areas of Clydebank. The installations are part of a £2 million,
two-year programme of improvements that is expected to deliver annual energy
bill savings of £70,000 and reduce carbon emissions by 500kg per year.
A total of
350 houses have benefitted from the installation of PV arrays between 2kWp and
4kWp, offering a sustainable approach to meeting the energy needs of those most
likely to struggle to keep adequately warm at a reasonable cost relative to
their income. The installations are also providing a revenue stream, with surplus
energy being sold back to the national grid. Edison Energy will work with
Knowes Housing Association and its tenants for the next 20 years, providing
financing, aftercare, and maintenance support.
project uses Trina Solar’s multicrystalline TSM-PC05 series modules, which
offer 15 per cent efficiency, excellent performance in low light conditions,
and generate up to 245W. They are also able to withstand snow and wind loads of
up to 5,400Pa and 2,400Pa respectively.
Solar has also supplied Edison Energy with modules for two similar projects. 60
PV arrays, averaging 3kw each, were installed for Clackmannanshire Council in a
pilot for a larger programme to include 1,200 properties. Another 40 systems
have been installed for Berwickshire Housing Association, with almost 800
properties to benefit from wider roll-out of the scheme.
climate of escalating uncertainty over traditional energy supplies and concern
about potential price hikes, it is important to emphasise the vital role that
solar PV is already playing – and will continue to play – as part of the
renewable energy mix, helping to stave off the threat of fuel poverty in areas
hardest hit by the challenging economic circumstances of recent years,” said
Richard Rushin, UK Sales Manager at Trina Solar.
has become much more affordable over the past few years, especially when considered
as a long-term investment option. However, in a market where there is now price
parity for manufacturers, customers need to be vigilant and ensure they opt for
high-quality products and services if their investment is to be worthwhile. At Trina
Solar, we want to make this selection process as simple as possible by standing
out from the crowd in this respect, which is why we are committed to ensuring
that our products not only meet but significantly exceed the minimum standards
required by TUV and IEC,” he continued.
relationship with Trina Solar has allowed us to develop a sustainable energy
solution using market-leading solar technologies, resulting in lower operations
and maintenance costs. It is critical to our business model that we have
established relationships with our supply partners to ensure that we work
together to deliver a consistently high-quality product, in terms of both system
performance and maintenance,” said Fraser MacKenzie, Business Development
Director at Edison Energy.
About Trina Solar Limited
Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL) is a global leader in
photovoltaic modules, solutions and services. Founded in 1997 as a PV system
integrator, Trina Solar today drives smart energy together with installers,
distributors, utilities and developers worldwide. The company’s
industry-shaping position is based on innovation excellence, superior product
quality, vertically integrated capabilities and environmental stewardship. For
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