Under the contract, Trina Solar is responsible for the engineering, procurement, and construction of the project, which will utilise Trina Solar TSM-PC05A Honey 260 Wp, high-efficiency modules. According to the company, these units adapt well to dry and high temperature conditions, which are prevalent in the Middle East.
Construction on the project--the first mega-scale rooftop solar power project in Jordan, according to Trina Solar, is scheduled to start in March this year and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2014. The utilisation of this solar power project will prevent emissions of approximately 38,400 tons of CO2.
Jifan Gao, chairman and CEO of Trina Solar, said the company's selection as the EPC provider for this project demonstrates its ability to develop large-scale projects in the Middle East. Moreover, the deal provides a proven energy alternative for oil- and natural gas-importing countries like Jordan, as they are vulnerable to fluctuations in global oil and natural gas prices.
Likewise, Omar Hashlmon, general manager of Fresh Fruits Company, expects the rooftop solar power project will be of great benefit. "Our business of operating cold stores is an energy-intensive operation," he explained. "This project will significantly contribute to a reduction in our annual electricity expenditure, and it will also be a sound investment for our company due to the expected quick recovery of the initial investment."