Chinese solar company Trina Solar has revealed it has installed 200 MW out of a total 300 MW worth of capacity for the Yunnan utility-scale solar project in China.
The company revealed on Wednesday that it has successfully connected to the grid 200 MW out of the total 300 MW for a ground-mounted solar project to be located in Yunnan, China.
“Despite the fact that our Yunnan project is located in a topographically challenging area, we are extremely pleased to announce that we are proceeding on schedule,” said Qi Lin, Vice President and President of PV Systems Business Unit of Trina Solar.
Trina Solar owns a 90% stake in Yunnan Metallurgical New Energy, which itself owns and is developing the 300 MW project in the Southern Yunnan province of China. Upon completion, this project will be the largest single utility-scale solar power plant in Yunnan, and one of the largest in China.
“This project demonstrates our strong capabilities of executing our downstream strategy as we continue to utilize our competitive advantages in module manufacturing to develop high-quality and efficient solar farms in select locations around the world,” continued Qi Lin. “China has raised its solar installation target for 2015 by 5.3 GW to 23.1 GW, which underscores the determination of the central government to bolster the development of solar energy. With this project and others, we are confident that we are on the right track to meet our 2015 downstream guidance.”
Construction began back in the fourth quarter of 2014, with completion expected according to schedule.
Trina Solar has remained one of the leading global solar developers, as proven by its second straight quarter of record results in Q2’15. According to the Chinese-based manufacturing company, it shipped modules worth 1,231.6 MW in Q2, up 20% on Q1’15.