Trina Solar has returned to public status after re-floating on the Shanghai Stock Exchange Science and Technology Innovation Board, also known as the STAR Market. Image: Trina Solar
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Trina Solar has returned to public status after re-floating on the Shanghai Stock Exchange Science and Technology Innovation Board, also known as the STAR Market.
Gao Jifan, chairman and general manager of Trina Solar said, “Inspired by the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol and the Million Solar Roofs Initiative of the United States, I founded Trina Solar in 1997. For more than 20 years we have made great strides in the photovoltaic industry by focusing on innovation, branding, globalization and digitalization. This has enabled us to gradually become the world's leading provider of PV and smart energy total solutions.”
Trina Solar had been the leading SMSL (by PV module shipments) for several years until being surpassed by JinkoSolar at the end of 2016. Having exited the NYSE in 2017, Trina Solar’s SMSL ranking was lowered as Canadian Solar and JA Solar surpassed the company during its private spell.
However, Trina Solar had a strong 2019, shipping over 10GW of PV modules ahead of the new floatation. The SMSL also invested in the construction of new solar cell and module production facilities in Yiwu, Zhejiang and Suqian, Jiangsu in China in 2019, significantly increasing its manufacturing capacity.
Trina Solar has launched its latest high-performance Vertex panel series for the global utility-scale PV power plant market, that will be its key product offering in 2021 and beyond. Meeting the need for PV project developers, EPCs and asset owners to successfully compete on an international basis in the era of grid parity and subsidy-free markets, the new Vertex Series not only reduces Balance of System (BOS) costs but also makes significant reductions to the Levelized Cost Of Electricity (LCOE).
Going into its fifth year over 200 delegates from 150 companies and 20 countries representing the PV supply chain will gather (virtually, due to COVID-19) for 3 days to discuss the technology roadmaps for PV cell advancement in GW markets. The scope of the event has been expanded this year, to cover developments in wafer supply and thin-film investments and technologies alongside all the regular benefits to all stakeholders tracking PV technology and investment trends for the next 5 years.
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