Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions and services, today announced that Dr. Pierre Verlinden, its Vice President and Chief Scientist, the Vice-Chair for the State Key Laboratory of Photovoltaic Science and Technology (SKL PVST), will receive the 2016 William R. Cherry Award (the "Award"), one of the most distinguished awards in the solar photovoltaic (PV) energy industry, at the 43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference in Portland, USA on June 6th. He will also have the distinction of delivering his Award acceptance talk during the conference opening keynote session.
The William R. Cherry award, which is named in honour of William R. Cherry, a founder of the photovoltaic community, recognises the individual engineers or scientists who have made significant contributions to the science and/or technology of PV energy conversion, with dissemination of substantial and important publications and presentations. Dr. Verlinden was honoured with the Award for his great contribution and dedication over the past three decades at the forefront of PV technology and commercialisation, leading technological advances including the IBC (interdigitated back contact) cell, silicon and multijunction CPV cells, and his overall leadership of key R&D organisations.
"It is with great humility that I receive this prestigious award. I would like to thank the Award Committee for this great honour, and I want to note that the 2016 William Cherry Award is shared with everyone at the State Key Laboratory and Trina Solar. It is their hard work and contributions that have led to our successes and brought us a series of world records over the last number of years. We will continue to strive towards developing additional cutting-edge technologies while at the same time accelerating commercialisation. The goal remains widespread global adoption of solar energy for the betterment of our environment", said Dr. Verlinden.
At the SKL PVST, Dr. Verlinden has led a team of PV researchers and scientists to enhance Trina Solar's key PV technologies through innovation that has resulted in several world records in cell and module efficiencies in recent years. He has also been pivotal in establishing high efficiency solar cell programs and fostering collaboration with international PV scholars and institutions, promoting the SKL PVST to be one of the most advanced research centres in photovoltaics.
"On behalf of Trina Solar, we'd like to congratulate Dr. Verlinden on this distinguished honour and his outstanding accomplishments in the field of solar PV", said Mr. Jifan Gao, Chairman and CEO of Trina Solar. "As one of the most knowledgeable experts with foresight into solar technology, Dr. Verlinden's invaluable contributions have resulted in many breakthroughs in the conversion efficiency of crystalline silicon cells. Since joining Trina Solar in 2012, he has transformed the State Key Laboratory into one of the global leading R&D institutions for photovoltaic technology. He is a deserving recipient of the Award and we are grateful for his commitment to Trina Solar's technological innovations. Technology is the cornerstone of being competitive and we are well positioned to be a leader in delivering high-efficiency products and propelling the advancement of the industry through the relentless efforts of our scientists and researchers."
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-leading position is based on innovation excellence, superior product quality, vertically integrated capabilities and environmental stewardship. For more information, please visit www.trinasolar.com.
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