Renesola to provide solar modules for Saudi Arabian power project

RenesolaRenesola has been awarded a contract by Taibah University in Saudi Arabia, to provide 15KV of solar modules. (Image source: R Walker/Flickr)Renesola has been awarded a contract by Taibah University in Medina, Saudi Arabia, to provide 15KV of solar modules to be used in an off-grid power plant project

The solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and wafers manufacturer's modules will arrive in Medina early this year and will charge the plant's battery.

Commenting on the contract, Xianshou Li, chief executive officer of Renesola, said, “An off-grid solution, particularly one with PV modules powering an energy storage system, can be far more cost-effective than delivering electricity to a small area by conventional means.

"At the same time, a PV solution can typically be completed faster than grid-connected projects, which provides additional incentive for developers to go with an off-grid PV alternative. We believe such off-grid solutions will find a niche in the PV market, particularly in emerging markets like Africa, South America and the Middle East, where we are already seeing demand.”

Zhidong Zheng, senior vice president of wafer technology at Renesola, added, “We believe our modules are well suited for the climates of Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East, particularly our Virtus II modules, which generate high efficiency with very low sensitivity to variations in temperature.

“The minimal degradation of our solar modules results in long life cycles and reliable power output. We are confident they will perform well in Medina, Makkah Province and attract other developers throughout the Middle East.”

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