China-based manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules Trina Solar has connected its two power plants totaling 23.8MW to the grid in the UK.

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Construction of the projects, located in Cornwall and Dorset, had started in December 2013 and completed in March 2014.

Equipped with Trina PC05A 255Wp modules, the two projects are set to receive 1.6 renewables obligation certificates (ROCs), equivalent to £42.02 per MWh.

According to the company, the projects would generate 24,673MWh of electricity per year, while reducing more than 16,542 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

Trina Solar said the electricity generated by the projects would be enough to power approximately 7,477 local homes in the country each year.

Trina Solar chairman and CEO Jifan Gao said the UK is a profitable market for solar power projects.

"Along with the growth potential in the UK market, Europe remains a major market for Trina Solar, both in terms of modules and downstream projects,"Gao added.

"We will continue to build our project pipeline in UK in the quarters ahead as we execute our global downstream strategy."

Image: Trina Solar starts operation of 23.8MW PV plants in UK. Photo: courtesy of Pixomar/