04 September 2012

Trina Solar Expands into Latin America

Santiago - 04 September 2012 (PRNewswire) - Trina Solar Limited, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products from ingots to modules, today announces a new Santiago, Chile, sales and business development presence as the Company's coverage now encompasses all the Americas including the USA, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. 

From its base in Santiago, Trina Solar will serve commercial, utility and off-grid customers throughout Latin America with a focus on Chile, Mexico, Brazil and neighboring countries. Trina Solar's Latin American operations will benefit from more than 30 years of local experience, including experience in solar in Latin America dating back to the 1980s, which was conducted in both Spanish and Portuguese. Its presence in Chile represents the completion of a long-term strategic goal for the Company. 

"Latin America has long been an emerging market for solar, and we think there are countries in the region that are now primed to rapidly grow the solar market," said Mark Mendenhall, President of Trina Solar Americas. "We see the Latin American market as an excellent opportunity to expand our sales efforts by providing clean, job creating energy." 

Trina Solar enters Latin America with a strong product and solutions portfolio, led by the Company's Honey technology and line of complete solar solutions. Developed with advances in multicrystalline cell technology, Trina Solar's Honey modules deliver high performance and world record setting power output. 

"We are committed to solar in the Americas, and our expansion to the Latin American market is the perfect extension of that commitment," added Mendenhall. "We are excited to provide our proven performance and world-class modules to customers throughout Latin America." 

Trina Solar enters the South and Central American market after their expansion to Canada in July, 2012. The expansion throughout the Americas also comes on the heels of recognition by two organizations for its sustainable practices and field performance. The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, in its annual global review of sustainable manufacturing practices, ranked the Company first among solar panel manufacturers throughout the world. Additionally, Trina Solar's panels placed first on the California Energy Commission's PTC/STC ratio that estimates real-world panel performance. 

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) is a leading manufacturer of high quality modules and has a long history as a solar PV pioneer since it was founded in 1997 as a system installation company. Trina Solar is one of the few PV manufacturers to have developed a vertically integrated business model that extends from the production of monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of high quality modules. 

Source: Trina Solar