On April 25, Trina Solar Co. Ltd. was invited to attend the Belt and Road CEO conference at the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation and inked a joint cooperation agreement for a solar power station project with Vietnam Song Da Corp. No.11 Stock Company (hereinafter referred to as Song Da No.11 Company) to work together to promote development of renewable energy in Vietnam. This project is one of the first large scale PV stations put into construction in Vietnam. Simon Li Peng, General Manager of Trina Solar Asia-Pacific Business Unit, and Nguyen Van Son, Chairman of Song Da No.11 Company, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective companies. The signing ceremony was witnessed by about 900 attendees, including Gao Yunlong, Vice Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC), Xiao Yaqing, Minister of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC), and Gao Yan, Chairperson of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). The cooperation project was another significant achievement of Trina Solar to get involved in China's Belt & Road Initiative and make an overall smart energy arrangement in participating countries and regions along the Belt & Road.
Earlier, Trina Solar had invested in PV module sale, solar power projects development and maintenance, and micro-grid solutions along the “Belt & Road” countries and regions. For example, Trina Solar built up a production base at BắcGiang Province, Vietnam in 2017. It was then the largest solar PV cell manufacturing plant in Vietnam with an individual design gross capacity of 1GW, contributing to local economic and social development and meeting global market demand.
Trina Solar Thailand is the first overseas plant invested and built by Trina Solar on its own. It is one of the most highly automatic and state-of-the-art plants in the world
In Maldives, Trina Solar customized a PV+energy storage+diesel generator micro-grid cluster solution for local isles subject to different power consumption needs and existing power consumption structure. The project includes a 4.6MW PV module, 4.97MWh energy storage system and 6MW diesel generator, which is one of the world’s largest island micro-grid cluster projects. This project has reduced local residents’ dependency on the unstable diesel generator for their power needs. It has gratified power consumption demand of more than 11,000 residents, and saved more than 5,000 liters of diesel per year, which has brought down emission of 12.5 ton of carbon dioxide. According to the Report on the Sustainable Development of Chinese Private-Owned Enterprises along the “Belt & Road” prepared and published by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on the conference day itself, Trina Solar Maldives Micro-grid Project was seen as a typical case of promotion and utilization of renewable energy to provide reference and thought on energy development for participating countries and regions along the “Belt & Road”.
“The emerging markets along the ‘Belt & Road’ have been well prepared. Promoting application and popularization of clean energy in those areas complies with our mission of ‘benefiting the mankind by solar energy’ and our goal of leading the world’s smart energy,” said Gao Jifan, Chairman and CEO of Trina Solar.
The Belt and Road CEO conference is an integral part of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, aiming at building an industrial and commercial communication platform for countries and regions. The conference had around 900 attendees, including some state ministers and representatives of relevant international organizations and institutions and national and international enterprises.