Trina Solar’s new Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) headquarters in Singapore has been put into formal operation, the company has announced.
The company’s CEO Jifan Gao said the formal opening of its APMEA headquarters would strengthen its presence in these emerging solar markets.
Trina Solar's new headquarters will provide management functions covering administration, sales, project development, R&D, logistics and purchasing operations. The administrative regions include Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, the Middle East and Africa.
Dr Haiyan Sun, President of APMEA at Trina Solar, said: “We are highly optimistic about APMEA solar opportunities due to both market potential and positive policy support.
“Japan has set attractive feed-in tariffs for solar energy power generation as part of its efforts to replace nuclear power, while both India and Saudi Arabia have proposed ambitious solar power strategies. We also believe Southeast Asia and Africa present solid business opportunities and are encouraged by the fact that solar energy has already reached grid parity in Australia.”
Earlier this year PV-Tech reported that Trina had had to reduce its operating costs by cutting staff and streamlining its business operations after reporting an operating loss of US$78.6 million.