Trina Solar announces inauguration of EU's largest PV Rooftop System
Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL), a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, today announced the inauguration of the largest rooftop solar system in Europe with a capacity of 40MW.
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The rooftop solar system was built for a global logistics service provider with headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium. The installation has been completed with solar modules supplied by Trina Solar under a previously announced sales agreement between the Company and Invictus NV ("Invictus"), a Belgian company, partner of the Benelux TEC Servicegroup. The solar system is expected to be fully operational by end 2009 and represents an investment of 166 million euro. The installation has a positive influence on the environment with a decrease of CO2 emissions of 17,000,000 kg and supplies the average annual consumption of energy for approximately 14,000 families.
"We are very pleased to partner with Invictus on the successful installation of the largest rooftop solar system in Europe," remarked Arturo Herrero, Vice-President of Special Key Accounts of Trina Solar. "We are delighted that Trina Solar's modules were selected for this landmark achievement by our customer Invictus, with whom we are working closely in Belgium as well as in other European countries as PV installations continue to expand in the region."
Jan Van der Henst, Chief Executive Officer of Invictus stated, "We are delighted to partner with Trina Solar to complete this significant project. Combined with Trina Solar's high quality premium performance modules and excellent customer service, the fulfillment of this project once again demonstrates the knowhow and experience of Invictus in the realization of mega projects in the field of photovoltaic installations."
Invictus hosted a one-day inauguration celebration onsite in Antwerp on December 5, 2009. The event was attended by the Belgian Minister-President, customers, suppliers and management members from Trina Solar.