Trina Solar secures 50 MW floating solar PV project in Sarawak, Malaysia

Trina Solar has secured 50 MWac (71 MWdc) floating solar photovoltaic (FPV) project in Malaysian state of Sarawak, in an auction held by Sarawak Energy Berhad.

This will be the first large-scale FPV project to be built in Sarawak. The electricity generated from the solar project will see an increase in alternative renewables source in Sarawak’s energy generation portfolio. The project plans to use N-type bi-facial high efficiency photovoltaic module together with string inverter solution, to improve system performance efficiency, and reduce the project’s levelised cost of electricity. In addition to the building of the FPV system, Trina Solar’s scope of work includes the assembling of the medium-voltage power system, upgrading of the high-voltage substation, and operation and maintenance services. The FPV system will be integrated with the Batang Ai’s hydroelectric plant which creates value through hybridisation of renewable technologies and optimisation of grid connection.