Trina Solar has signed a licensing, sales and marketing agreement with module-integrated installation hardware manufacturer Zep Solar. Trina hopes to begin selling its Zep compatible modules along with Zep’s System II hardware in North America, Europe and Australia from Q3 onwards.
Zep’s hardware is aimed at delivering significant reductions to overall system costs and speeding up the installation process. And Trina hopes that through its collaboration with Zep it can develop further innovative technology to help it gain a competitive edge in the photovoltaic marketplace.
“We are excited to work with Zep Solar, to further enhance the structure and aesthetics of Trina Solar's advanced PV arrays and bring our global customers new products which will allow them to realise considerable design, labor, and logistics cost savings,” said Ben Hill, Trina’s global head of sales and marketing. “This partnership demonstrates our continued dedication to finding innovative solutions to increase the cost efficiency of our products and make them more appealing for our target markets.”
“We are proud to partner with an industry leader like Trina Solar as they drive total system cost reductions through the adoption of the Zep Compatible platform,” said Zep’s president, Mike Miskovsky. “Trina Solar has been a PV pacesetter in every important dimension, including capacity, quality, innovation and value. This partnership further extends that leadership – and the market reach of Zep Solar's rapidly-expanding PV installation platform – in ways that deliver real value to our shared channel partners and customers.”