Trina Solar: A driving force towards global green energy

Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (“Trina Solar” or “the company”), a global leader in smart solar energy solutions for a net-zero future, has stressed the importance of collaboration along the solar value chain to drive the energy transition in the EMEA region at BloombergNEF (BNEF) Summit 2023, which was held in London earlier this month.

Speaking at the event, Gonzalo de la Viña, President of Trina Solar EMEA, said: “We must work together and scale up green energy deployment to achieve a net-zero future for the coming generations.”

In his welcome speech, de la Viña called on the renewable energy sector to work together to achieve the ambitious green energy targets in Europe and beyond. He elaborated on five areas: sustainability across the solar industry; making renewable energy affordable for everyone; PV’s role as part of a holistic new energy system; the need for significant grid and infrastructure development at a national level; and long-term collaboration and partnerships.

A panel discussion, hosted by Tim Day, Investment Fund Manager at Trina Solar, offered opportunity for industry leaders to explore ways the industry can ‘get moving’ to build partnerships and establish shared goals to meet the global demand of achieving a net-zero future. The panel included representatives from Aquila Capital, Eni Plenitude, Next Energy Capital and Iberdrola.

The importance of trust, collaboration and innovation were at the heart of the discussion. According to Rossano Francia, Head of Global Procurement at Plenitude, supplier transparency will enable a level playing field for businesses in the renewables sector, while new regulations on sustainability will better support the industry to move forward together.

Kevin Mclelland, Global Construction & Procurement Director at Next Energy Capital added that localised manufacturing and accountability are important areas for the entire solar industry to focus on in order to drive sustainability.

While Fernando Torrico, Electrical Engineer at Iberdrola, believes that businesses should partner to review existing and historical energy systems as part of the switch to net-zero energy.

Following the panel discussion, Özer Ergül, Supply Chain Sustainability and Operational Excellence Executive at Aquila Capital, commented that the exchange was “truly insightful”. According to Ergül, transparency is the foundation of sustainable collaboration, helping eliminate frictions that block the acceleration of solar, while “clearing the fog” in the years to come.

Going forward, Trina Solar will work together with its sustainable partners to accelerate the solar value chain for a net-zero future, said Derrick Kowalski, Head of Utility Sales Europe, in his presentation titled United for a bigger goal: Driving the energy transition in EMEA. Kowalski commented, “For the past 26 years, Trina Solar has stayed true to its mission of ‘Solar Energy for All’. And we are committed to leading the way in smart solar energy solutions for a net-zero future with integrated green manufacturing, sustainable financials and sustainable production design.”


Caption:          Gonzalo de la Viña, President of Trina Solar EMEA, called on the renewable sector to scale up green energy deployment to achieve a net-zero future.
Source:           BloombergNEF


About Trina Solar

Trina Solar was founded in 1997. As a global leading provider for photovoltaic (PV) module and smart energy solutions, Trina Solar delivers PV products, applications and services to promote global sustainable development. Through constant innovation, Trina Solar continues to push the PV industry forward by creating greater grid parity of PV power and popularising renewable energy. Trina Solar's mission is to boost global renewable energy development around the world.

To date, Trina Solar has delivered more than 150 GW of solar modules worldwide. In addition, Trina's downstream business includes solar PV project development, financing, design, construction, operations and management, and one-stop system integration solutions for customers. Trina Solar has connected over 9.5GW of solar power plants to the grid worldwide. Trina Solar first launched the Energy IoT brand in 2018 and is now aiming to be a global leader in smart energy. In June 2020, Trina Solar listed on the STAR Market of Shanghai Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit


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