Trina Solar, world’s leading PV and smart energy total solution provider announced that its downstream project development arm, Trina Solar France System (TSFS) has recently signed a land convention agreement with the government of the City of Biarritz for the operation of a cluster of solar PV projects with a total capacity of 5 MW. These projects will be built on the public domain of the city of Biarritz and will come into commercial operation by 2022.
Patrick Destizon, Deputy Mayor of the City of Biarritz and Jérôme Sudres, Head of TSFS represented each party to join the agreement signing ceremony. "This is an important step that we have just taken. We have a very dynamic and talent team in France and strong local partners, it is our great honor to eventually stand out from many other competitors. The signing of the agreement has attested to the merits of our approach,” said Jérôme Sudres.
The city of Biarritz is located in the southwestern France with a population of approximately 25,000. These projects are expected to provide clean energy to offset about 75% of the city's electricity consumption. “We could even reach 100% by saving energy on the remaining 25%”. The City of Biarritz chose TSFS, the best bidder to sign this agreement for 25 years.” added Jérôme Sudres.
After many years of exploring and cultivating in the PV project development market, Trina Solar has also become one of the leading PV project developer and class asset provider across the globe. Up to now, Trina Solar has connected over 3 GW of solar power plants to the grid worldwide. Its PV project development business division, Trina Solar International System Business Unit (ISBU) has established local project development and operation teams in Europe, Latin America, Japan, and has acquired abundant quality pipelines in these key regions.
“I am very delighted with this achievement which comes to conclude a particularly successful 2019 for our team in France. We look forward to continuously working together with local partners not just in France, but also the European region as a whole, to bring clean energy to benefit local communities." said David You, Vice President of Trina Solar and President of ISBU.