Committed with a mission to benefit all mankind with solar energy, a fight for lower LCOE and the greater goal of peak carbon dioxide emissions and carbon neutrality, Trina Solar is today the world leading PV and smart energy total solution provider developing proprietary smart PV solutions for large power stations, as well as commercial and residential solutions, energy storage systems, photovoltaic modules and energy IoT (internet of things).
Leading Through Innovation & Technology
Founded in 1997, Trina has come a long way in terms of its technology offerings to the industry. As a solar pioneer, Trina Solar helped change this solar industry, rapidly growing from one of the first PV enterprises in China to become a world leader in solar technology and manufacture. The unmatched level of innovation and technological capabilities of Trina Solar have led the company to become global leaders by setting industry benchmarks for both quality and efficiency.
The Trina Solar State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology is one of the first state key laboratories accredited by the Ministry of Science and Technology. Trina Solar has established a technology innovation team made up of top researchers and experts from across China and around the world. Trina Solar’s State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology has set 20 world records in PV cell efficiency and module output and holds the highest number of patents in the PV industry.
Trina Solar State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology
In 2018, Trina Solar launched its Energy IoT brand, established the Trina Energy IoT Industrial Development Alliance together with leading enterprises and research institutes in China and around the world, and founded the New Energy IoT Industrial Innovation Center. With these actions, Trina Solar is committed to working with its partners to build the energy IoT ecosystem and develop an innovation platform to explore New Energy IoT, as it strives to be a leader in global intelligent energy.
Among the many highlights of Trina Solar in 2020, the most dazzling was the launch of the industry-leading 210mm ultra-high power module series Vertex and the establishment of the 600W+ Photovoltaic Open Innovation Ecological Alliance, which attracted companies and organizations from upstream and downstream of the industry chain, leading the industry to move toward a new era of high-efficiency 210 modules.
Achieving New Milestones - Year On Year
In 2020, Trina Solar was rated the World’s Top “Bankable” PV Module Manufacturer by Bloomberg New Energy Finance for the fifth consecutive year. Trina Solar won the China Industry Awards in 2018, becoming the first PV company to receive this honor. Trina Solar highly values and invests in environment, health, and safety. The Company has been ranked as one of the top 3 PV module manufacturing companies in the world. Trina Solar was awarded two successive Gold Level ratings in the Corporate Social Responsibility performance survey conducted by EcoVadis, an independent rating agency in Europe, due to its outstanding record of protecting the environment and employee rights.
In 2019, Trina Solar was recognized as the National Center for Enterprise Technology by the five ministries and commissions. This facility, which in fact comprises one laboratory and two centers (the State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology, the National Enterprise Technology Center and the New Energy IoT Industrial Innovation Center), has enabled the company to step up its investment in operational R&D, raise and broaden its innovation platform, and attract more high-end talent.
Committed To Growth & Collaborations
Trina Solar’s total module capacity reached 22GW in 2020, and module shipments reached 15.915GW, ranking third in the world, tallying to the 2020 annual shipment guidance published in Q3 2020 by IHS Markit. By the end of 2021, Trina Solar's total cell production capacity is expected to reach 35GW (of which 210mm cells will account for more than 70%) and it is expected to accomplish total module production capacity of 50GW, further consolidating its position as the 210mm module leader.
The global PV industry has experienced shortages and price increases of silicon, glass and other raw and auxiliary materials. Despite this, the company had stable operations across the year, which highlights its strong ability in supply chain risk control.
Trina Solar has always been committed to promoting industrial synergy. In addition to continuously optimizing its own module material technology and processes and improving product performance, Trina Solar is also engaged in in-depth strategic joint ventures and collaboration with upstream suppliers to reduce costs, stabilize supply and achieve controllable risks.
In addition, in 2020 Trina Solar deepened its diversified operations and opened up multiple business units such as for modules, trackers and system integration, further enhancing the company's comprehensive strength and anti-risk capability.
Trina Solar’s headquarters in Changzhou, China
Looking to the future, Trina’s people will continue to be guided by the company’s core corporate values, focus on the customer, persist in open innovation, persevere through dedication and hard work, strive for excellence, and share the responsibility, create and share value together, while also pursuing the company’s mission of Solar for All Mankind. Harnessing the strength of all parties in a spirit of openness and collaboration, Trina will lead the development of the industry to play its part in global energy saving, emissions reduction and sustainable development.
Today, Trina Solar is actively accelerating its pace of globalization and the development of its global management team. Trina Solar’s business footprint extends to more than 100 countries and regions. Trina Solar has always been committed to a cleaner and greener future and will continue to contribute to the development of a clean, low-carbon, safe and efficient energy system and the development of renewable energy to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality.
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