Leading winery selects Trina Solar to set up solar farm in Australia

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Trina Solar, a leader in PV and energy storage solutions, has partnered with Casella Family Brands, a winery in Australia, to set up a 5.7MW solar farm near its production sitein Yenda, New South Wales, Australia.

Trina Solar has supplied 8730 Trinasolar low voltage Vertex 650-655W (DEG21C.20) bifacial modules mounted on approximately 100 TrinaTracker Vanguard 2P trackers. The solar farm is capable of generating11.53GWh of electricity annually.

This output will fulfill 35 percent of the power needs of the Yenda facility, which processes and bottles the majority of Casella Family Brands’ wine portfolio.

The solar farm integrates Vanguard 2P trackers with large format low voltage 650-655W modules. This combination results in savings on electrical components and installation labour, and a levelized cost of energy (LCOE) reduction as more large-size modules in longer electrical strings.

Trina Solar conducted wind tunnel tests with CPP and RWDI, leading wind energy consultancies to ensure and validate tracker stability.

Trina Solar’s tracking algorithm, known as SuperTrack, leverages AI to optimize panel tilt, enhancing energy generation by more than 3 percent.

TrinaTracker’s Trina Smart Cloud, a tracker-side photovoltaic power station digital platform, ensures remote operations and maintenance diagnostics for maximum efficiency and reliability.

In the 2020-21 financial year, Australia’s wine sector emitted more than 1.77 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent into the atmosphere. Wine Australia’s aims to reduce emissions across the supply chain by 42 percent by 2030 using increased renewable electricity.

Casella Family Brands aims at reducing its carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2030 and achieving 100 percent by 2050.

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