11 July 2023 – Trina Solar, a global leader in smart solar energy solutions for a net-zero future, and Aquila Clean Energy EMEA, Aquila Group’s clean energy development platform in Europe, have signed a framework agreement for the supply of 800MW of photovoltaic modules for part of Aquila Clean Energy's portfolio in Southern Europe.
The agreement covers several projects which are part of the portfolio that Aquila Clean Energy is currently developing in Southern Europe. These projects, due for delivery in 2023 and 2024, will feature innovative and efficient module technologies from Trina Solar.
This alliance, which is an important agreement in the utility-scale PV market, will open the way for future opportunities for more extensive collaborations, including the potential for an expansion of volume, new technologies such as batteries by Trina Storage or the TrinaPro solution including solar trackers by Trina Tracker, as well as the extension of the collaboration to other markets, and eventually the formation of a long-term partnership in the form of a strategic framework.
Susanne Wermter, CEO of Aquila Clean Energy EMEA, says: "For us, the signing of this agreement represents a big step in developing our projects in EMEA in the most efficient way possible. We are delighted to collaborate with Trina Solar, a leading player in the industry with a proven track record. This agreement allows us to weather market fluctuations with confidence and to develop our portfolio under competitive conditions, using efficient technologies in our projects."
Gonzalo de la Viña, President of EMEA at Trina Solar, notes: "This cooperation is very special and exciting for Aquila Clean Energy and Trina Solar. We feel honored that Aquila Clean Energy has chosen Trina Solar as a strategic module partner for developing it's evolving project portfolio. Our companies share the vision of decarbonizing energy generation and fighting climate change. We need to scale up solar PV deployment significantly, and this partnership is an important step towards achieving a net-zero future."
Aquila Clean Energy EMEA currently manages a portfolio of around 10.3 GW in Europe, with a focus on wind, solar, and battery storage, with projects under development, construction, and operation in different countries.
Future solar projects of Aquila Clean Energy in Southern Europe, similar to this one in Spain, will feature innovative and efficient module technologies from Trina Solar. [Source: Aquila Clean Energy]
About Trina Solar
Trina Solar was founded in 1997. As a global leading provider of photovoltaic (PV) modules and smart energy solutions, Trina Solar delivers PV products, applications, and services to promote global sustainable development. Through constant innovation, Trina Solar continues to push the PV industry forward by creating greater grid parity of PV power and popularizing renewable energy. Trina Solar's mission is to boost global renewable energy development around the world for the benefit of all of humanity.
To date, Trina Solar has delivered more than 140 GW of solar modules worldwide. In addition, Trina's downstream business includes solar PV project development, financing, design, construction, operations and management, and one-stop system integration solutions for customers. Trina Solar has connected over 9.5GW of solar power plants to the grid worldwide. Trina Solar first launched the Energy IoT brand in 2018 and is now aiming to be a global leader in smart energy. In June 2020, Trina Solar was listed on the STAR Market of the Shanghai Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.trinasolar.com.
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About Aquila Clean Energy
Aquila Clean Energy EMEA is Aquila Group’s clean energy platform in Europe. Aquila Clean Energy develops and operates clean energy assets using the technologies of solar, wind and battery storage. Currently, Aquila Clean Energy manages a portfolio with a total capacity of more than 10.3 GW.
With a local approach and through local teams of experts, Aquila Clean Energy initiates, develops, and operates what it identifies as essential assets along the entire value chain and over the lifetimes of the assets. Aquila Clean Energy has built a permanent presence in seven countries with over 200 employees, believing that local, on-site management teams are key to the company’s operations.
Aquila Clean Energy is part of Aquila Group, an investment and asset development company focused on generating and managing essential assets on behalf of its clients. Currently, Aquila Group manages assets worth EUR 14.7 billion on behalf of institutional investors worldwide. The company has been carbon-neutral since 2006 and aims to become carbon negative.
Further information: https://www.aquila-clean-energy.com/
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