Trina to Build 10-Megawatt Jordan Solar Power Plant for Shamsuna

Trina Solar Ltd., China’s second-biggest maker of solar panels, agreed to build and operate a 10-megawatt solar project in southern Jordan.

Trina agreed to start building the Shamsuna Solar project in Aqaba, Jordan, next month for Shamsuna Power Co., Changzhou-based Trina said today in a statement. Foursan Capital Partners, based in Amman, will hold an 85 percent stake in the project and Shamsuna Power will own the rest. Terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed.

The project is part of the Jordanian government’s goal of getting 10 percent of the country’s power from renewable energy by 2020.

Once completed in the second quarter, power from the project will be sold to Jordan’s state-owned National Electric Power Co. under a 20-year agreement.

Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. is China’s largest solar panel manufacturer.

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