Major tier one PV manufacturer Trina Solar has secured its largest single module supply agreement in 2014, totalling 200MW with Chinese EPC firm, Zonergy a subsidiary of major telecoms company ZTE.
Trina Solar said that around 800,000 TSM-PC05A modules would be supplied to Zonergy for PV projects planned in Jiangsu, Shandong, Xinjiang, Qinghai and Sichuan provinces.
The company did not provide shipment timelines. However, Zonergy noted that its large pipeline would be built over the next two years.
“Trina Solar came out as our top selection among all tier one module manufacturers we considered based on their ability to meet our stringent internal standards and their second-to-none performance in all criteria including brand recognition, quality, value proposition and commitment to customer service,” said Wuhua Zhang, deputy president of Zonergy. “Our trust in Trina Solar arises from its sufficient capacity and its proven track record of meeting customer's needs with an integrated offer that includes top-quality products and on-time delivery which is of great value to our rapidly growing downstream business. We have a large pipeline planned in China for this and next year.”
Trina Solar had previously guided its own PV project completions to be in the range of 400MW to 500MW for 2014, with approximately 70% being in China.
In the fourth quarter of 2013, Trina Solar had signed a strategic framework agreement for a 1GW DG project in Xinjiang, China, which the company expected the first and second phases to be completed by the end of 2014. This includes the first two phases being in the range of 100MW to 240MW, while the projects would take around five years to complete.
Trina Solar has also expanded module capacity to 2.8GW in 2014 to meet demand.