Trina Solar to supply modules for Copper Mountain Solar 3 project

Trina Solar Ltd. (TSL) said Aug. 13 that it has been chosen to provide 1.1 million of its high-quality photovoltaic (PV) multi-crystalline modules to the 345 MW DC (250 MW AC) Copper Mountain Solar 3 Project in Boulder City, Nev.

The project is owned and operated by Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and will be constructed by AMEC. When completed, the facility will provide clean solar electricity to 80,000 homes for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and the City of Burbank, Trina Solar noted.

“The selection of Trina Solar for this record-breaking project is a strong endorsement of our capabilities in meeting the evolving demands of our customers in a maturing market,” said Mark Mendenhall, President of Trina Solar Americas. “We look forward to completing this project and powering tens of thousands of homes with clean, reliable solar power.”

Trina Solar will provide 1,133,550 dual-rated, 72-cell PD14 solar modules for the project. The modules will start being shipped from the fourth quarter of this year. The project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2015.

“Trina Solar is uniquely qualified to provide solar panels to this project,” said Tom Dotson, Vice President at AMEC. “Their modules’ track-record of proven performance and their strong balance sheet made them an easy choice for Copper Mountain Solar 3.”

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power announced in December 2012 that Los Angeles and Burbank had approved a 20-year agreement to purchase 250 MW of power from Copper Mountain Solar 3. The agreement provides LADWP with most of the power produced by the solar power plant – 210 MW – through an agreement with the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA). SCPPA is a joint powers authority consisting of 11 municipal utilities and one irrigation district. LADWP is one of the members of that authority as is the city of Burbank. Burbank will purchase the remaining 40 MW. Power will be delivered from the plant to Southern California through a substation and transmission lines operated by LADWP.

Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL) is a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services. Founded in 1997 as a PV system integrator, Trina Solar today drives smart energy together with installers, distributors, utilities and developers worldwide.

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power LLC is a leading developer of renewable energy and natural gas solutions. The company is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).

AMEC (LSE: AMEC) is a focused supplier of consultancy, engineering and project management services to its customers in the world’s oil and gas, mining, clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets.

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