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Trina Solar, SOLA, and WBHO announce partnership

by Madaline Dunn

Smart PV and energy storage solutions company Trina Solar has partnered with SOLA, a South African renewable energy company with a focus on utility-scale projects, and WBHO Construction to embark on a new solar project, the Merak 1 project.

It was shared that Sola and WBHO formed a joint venture to ensure the successful execution of the project, with Trina Solar set to supply the project with 205,161 panels of its Vertex modules.

The project is set to be operational by the end of 2024 and will power the operations of African Rainbow Mineral.

“We’re proud to be part of this project to supply 135MW 210mm p-type bifacial Vertex modules. This collaboration showcases Trina Solar’s commitment to advancing clean energy solutions tailored to the country’s industrial needs and deliver high-power, high-efficiency and reliable solar solutions. This project marks our inaugural foray into utility-scale projects of South Africa,” commented Zaheer Khan, Regional Director of Southern Africa at Trina Solar.

“We are excited to play a pivotal role in the Merak 1 project, leveraging WBHO Construction’s EPC expertise to contribute to South Africa’s sustainable energy future. This collaboration underscores our commitment to delivering innovative solutions for utility-scale projects,” added Derek Wallace, Director at WBHO Construction.

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