Trina empowers SA desalination with solar PV

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The desalination plant’s coastal location underscores the demanding environment

Trina Solar has successfully powered a groundbreaking desalination plant in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, with its cutting-edge Vertex N 700W+ series solar PV modules.

The Jubail 3A Independent Water Plant, located in the eastern city of Jubail, represents Saudi Arabia’s pioneering leap into large-scale integrated water desalination bolstered by solar energy.

This innovative project serves as a landmark in the country’s sustainable energy journey, generating electricity to fulfill 20% of the plant’s daily energy requirements, according to a press notification.

Sustainable energy

“Our collaboration on this remarkable project marks a milestone in sustainable energy solutions. By combining advanced technology with environmental stewardship, we are enabling Saudi Arabia to meet its water and energy needs while contributing to a greener future,” commented Gonzalo de la Vina, President, Trina Solar EMEA.

The desalination plant’s coastal location, coupled with its complex climate conditions, underscores the demanding environment. Trina Solar’s global reputation as a trusted solution provider and its recognition by international institutions fortify its reliability

Saudi Arabia’s heavy reliance on desalination for 70% of its drinking water underscores the critical importance of projects like the Jubail plant. Utilizing seawater reverse osmosis technology, the plant contributes an impressive 600,000 tons of water daily, benefiting 3 million people and playing a crucial role in supplying water to the cities of Dammam and Riyadh.

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