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Trinasolar protects global biodiversity with solar power


As a global leader in renewable energy solutions, Trinasolar is at the forefront of reducing carbon emissions, protecting biodiversity and restoring ecological systems.

For many years, it has actively promoted innovation, facilitating the transformation of new power systems for a net-zero future.

Additionally, Trinasolar has promoted the PV+ model, which boosts economic benefits and biodiversity in greening agriculture, aquaculture and more industries.

Empowering sustainable farming

The Kohirā Solar Farm Project in New Zealand is an example of human development and natural ecosystems coexisting.

It is New Zealand’s largest solar farm to date. The solar farm uses Trinasolar Vertex Series modules and TrinaTracker Vanguard 2P trackers, perfect for the agricultural powerhouse.

There is room between module rows for farming operations thanks to the 2-metre-tall trackers.

The PV solution ensures crop cultivation and grazing continue unimpeded while protecting farmland.

Grazing controls vegetation growth and provides organic fertiliser. The integration achieves multiple land uses while maintaining ecological balance.

It is anticipated to produce 55 gigawatt-hour (GWh) of electricity annually, aiding New Zealand’s renewable energy goals.

In China’s Hainan province, a 100 megawatts (MW) project uses Trinasolar’s Vertex N 700W series modules.

It will produce up to 133GWh yearly, providing consistent green electricity and reducing fossil fuel use.

Given Hainan’s biodiversity, agricultural practices must preserve ecology.

Trinasolar’s solution allows crop cultivation while providing a better-growing environment. The green electricity supports greenhouse operations, lowering costs and emissions further.

This sustainable model rapidly unfolds in Wanning, Hainan. Plans include 33 hectares of vegetable greenhouses, boosting incomes and creating around 100 jobs for nearby farmers.

Offshore PV: Protecting marine biodiversity

Offshore PV is a promising application scenario in the PV industry.

Trinasolar’s Vertex modules received the first global offshore PV certification from TÜV Rheinland last May, a milestone for offshore PV applications.

Caption: Trinasolar’s Vertex modules used in the CIMC offshore floating demonstration base in Yantai, Shandong province, China. Image: Trinasolar

Compared to onshore, offshore uses more materials.

Vertex N 700W+ modules suit offshore settings, with improved reliability, creating an ecology-development balance protecting marine biodiversity.

In Guangdong’s Taishan, a PV project made with Trinasolar lets fishermen farm fish underwater while producing electricity above sea.

PV in deserts: Restoring greenery

In deserts, Gobi, and barren regions, PV has a significant advantage in preventing wind erosion, stabilising vegetation, and stopping sandstorms.

Standing tall over the vast desert in Inner Mongolia’s Alxa League, the 100MW Ulan Buh Desert Management, Energy Storage, and PV Project showcases the remarkable results of PV-enabled sand treatment.

The project consists entirely of Trinasolar Vertex series bifacial dual-glass modules.

To anchor the sand against wind, 1×1-metre grass squares were planted between and around the PV arrays.

Plant survival rates greatly increase in the sheltered habitat beneath the panels, opening new opportunities for ecological restoration.

This formerly deserted area transformed into a clean energy base and oasis by PV.

Sustainability in Trinasolar’s DNA

Beyond being a crucial value the company provides its customers, sustainability is ingrained in Trinasolar’s organisational DNA.

Trinasolar prioritises green management throughout production and operations.

Several facilities earned ‘Green Factory’ titles, while Yiwu is the PV industry’s first certified ‘Zero Carbon Factory’ by an independent agency.

Trinasolar demonstrates its sustainability commitment with leading products: the Vertex and Vertex N series modules received Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certification, EPD Italy certification, and the Vertex N series modules received Carbon Footprint of Products certification.

While PV reduces emissions preserving biodiversity, the PV+ model perfectly embodies this, opening ecological management avenues.

Trinasolar, supporting global sustainability initiatives, will continue product and model innovation efforts.

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