Trina Solar Enters Strategic Partnership with TUV Rheinland, UL and CGC
Trina Solar entered into a 'Testing at Manufacturers Premises Scheme'
CHANGZHOU, China, PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/
Trina Solar Limited (TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products from ingots to modules, today announced through its subsidiary, Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. Ltd., has signed a strategic partnership agreement with TUV Rheinland Group ("TUV Rheinland"), Underwriters Laboratories Inc. ("UL") and China General Certification Centre ("CGC") at its recent 2010 global customer conference, attended by more than 100 customers, business partners, Changzhou government officials and selected media.
Trina Solar entered into a 'Testing at Manufacturers Premises Scheme' with TUV Rheinland and a 'Witness Test Data Program' with UL to perform product certification tests within the Company's Changzhou PV Testing Centre whereby in accordance with IEC 17025, processes performed are witnessed by respective certification body engineers. The arrangement will allow the Company to introduce its newest certified product lines in the shortest time to its customers. In addition, CGC will partner with Trina Solar to provide in-house photovoltaic testing and certification services for end users in China and abroad.
"We are proud to announce that Trina Solar is the first PV solar company to simultaneously cooperate with these three leading certification bodies to ensure world class product quality standards," said Mr. Jifan Gao, Chairman and CEO of Trina Solar. "The partnership is a remarkable milestone for Trina Solar as well as recognition of the Company's strong commitment to implement world-class quality and testing methodology to ensure solar module performance."
Mr. Anthony Chia, Vice-President of Quality said, "It is a privilege for Trina Solar to work with the three parties in several key fields including laboratory cooperation, product certification and exchange of technology information."
About Trina Solar Limited
Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. Ltd., is a well recognized manufacturer of high quality modules and has a long history as a solar PV pioneer since its foundation in 1997 as a system installation company. Trina Solar is one of the few PV manufacturers that have developed a vertically integrated business model from the production of monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of high quality modules. Trina Solar's products provide reliable and environmentally-friendly electric power for a growing variety of end-user applications worldwide. For further information, please visit Trina Solar's website at http://www.trinasolar.com .
About TUV Rheinland
TUV Rheinland is a leading group for the provision of technical services worldwide. It has over 490 locations in 61 countries on all five continents. TUV Rheinland is over 130 years old and its headquarters are in Cologne, Germany. As the leading global service provider in the testing of Photovoltaic modules and components, TUV Rheinland Group tests and provides certification of about 70% of PV products worldwide. We have more than 100 PV-experts worldwide with up to 25 years of expertise in the PV field. For further information, please visit website at http://www.tuv.com .
About Underwriters Laboratories
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing standards for safety for more than a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems annually with 20 billion UL Marks appearing on 66,000 manufacturers' products each year. UL's worldwide family of companies and network of service providers includes 68 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 102 countries. UL is also the only National Certification Body (NCB) for PV in North America and an OSHA-accredited Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
For further information, please visit website at http://www.ul.com .
About China General Certification Centre
China General Certification Center (CGC) was established with the authorization of the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNCA) in 2003. CGC is a third-party non-profit organization committed to certifying products in the fields renewable energy and energy saving. The organization also assists the government on policy research and carry out pilot projects in the fields of new energy, energy saving and emission reduction. CGC is the only authorized certification body to issue Golden Sun Certificate for PV products in China. For further information, please visit website at http://www.cgc.org.cn/eng .
For further information, please contact:
Trina Solar Limited
Terry Wang, CFO
Phone: +86-519-8548-2009 (Changzhou)
Thomas Young, Senior Director of Investor Relations
Phone: +86-519-8548-2009 (Changzhou)
Caroline Jinqing Cai
SOURCE Trina Solar Limited