Trina Solar has reached a remarkable milestone, having shipped 100GW of modules in the 25 years since the company was founded in 1997.
Environmental Impact Equivalent to Planting 7.2 Billion Trees
Inspired by the signing of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, Trina Solar was established with headquarters in Changzhou, China, one of the world’s earliest photovoltaic (PV) companies.
As a leading PV company, Trina Solar has been pioneering solar technology for the past 25 years, during which the diameter of its silicon wafers has grown from 125mm to 210mm and module power generation capacity has increased from less than 100W to 690W.
PV power is a major source of clean energy throughout the world, from utility projects to household rooftops. Trina Solar has shipped PV modules to more than 100 countries.
Collectively, this 100GW of PV modules can generate about 135 billion kWh of clean-energy power, reducing annual global CO2 emissions by 135 million tons, and standard coal consumption by 54.54 million tons, the equivalent of planting 7.29 billion trees.
A 25-Year Commitment to Quality and Customer Value
In technology and innovation, Trina Solar has set a total of 23 world records for PV cell-conversion efficiency and module output power. Based on its excellent product performance, Trina Solar is the only PV company to score 100% in the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Bankability Survey for six consecutive years as a top bankable module supplier. The company has also achieved excellent test results in the PVEL Product Qualification Program for seven consecutive years.
Accelerating Towards a Carbon-Free World
Global clean energy development is now running at full tilt, and the International Renewable Energy Agency forecasts that global PV installations will exceed 14,000GW by 2050 as new energies, including solar energy, become dominant in energy generation and consumption. Trina Solar’s high-power 210 technology modules are now reaching maturity, now deployed worldwide.
“The PV industry is an open, innovative and collaborative ecosphere,” said Gao Jifan, Chairman of Trina Solar. “Only open technology innovation will enlarge the scope for growth and achieve sustainable development.”
A new energy era is already here, with solar PV as a driving force, Gao said. Marking the 100GW of shipments as the beginning of a new journey, Trina Solar renews its commitment to lead the solar industry in facilitating the conversion to a carbon-free world.