Trina Solar CEO Elected First President of Newly-Established China Photovoltaic Industry Association

CHANGZHOU, China, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic ("PV") modules, solutions, and services, today announced its chairman and chief executive officer, Mr. Jifan Gao, has been elected as the first president of the newly-established China Photovoltaic Industry Association ("CPIA") during its inaugural founding ceremony and member congress held in Beijing on June 27, 2014, for a term of 5 years.

CPIA is the first accredited national level solar industry association established in China and is dedicated to the healthy and sustainable development of the solar industry. It currently consists of 149 PV member companies, including major Chinese PV enterprises such as Yingli, Canadian Solar, Jinko Solar, GCL, JA Solar, and a number of downstream project developers, including Huanghe Hydropower Co., Ltd., GD Solar Co., Ltd., and TBEA Sunoasis Co., Ltd. The members elected Mr. Jifan Gao as CPIA's first president on the basis of his strong credentials and long standing dedication to advancing the development of the solar industry in China.

CPIA aims to represent Chinese PV enterprises in order to promote the establishment of a free and fair trade environment globally for Chinese PV enterprises and to strengthen communications with global solar enterprises. CPIA will work closely with the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products ("CCCME") to establish positive cooperation with other industry organizations including the European Photovoltaic Industry Association ("EPIA"), the Solar Energy Institute of America ("SEIA"), and the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International ("SEMI"). It will also play a significant role in the development and implementation of Chinese PV industry standards and technological innovations, as well as play a proactive advocacy role with policymakers to support the promotion and adoption of renewable energies in China.

"I am honored to be elected as the first president of CPIA," remarked Mr. Jifan Gao, chairman and CEO of Trina Solar. "With China emerging as one of the major players driving the growth of the global PV industry, it has become home to leading PV enterprises dedicated to a shared goal of providing high-quality PV products and solutions to customers around the world. Through the founding of CPIA as the largest non-profit PV association in China committed to the principles of free and fair trade, we will unify PV enterprises across China to achieve  a common goal of bringing affordable solar energy to the world."

About Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) is a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions, and services. Founded in 1997 as a PV system integrator, Trina Solar today drives smart energy together with installers, distributors, utilities, and developers worldwide. The company's industry-shaping position is based on innovation excellence, superior product quality, vertically integrated capabilities, and environmental stewardship. For more information, please visit

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