Trina Solar Announces Successful Testing of Cell Line and Targets Commercial Launch for April
Trina Solar Limited, a leading vertically integrated
manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products founded in 1997, announced
today that it has successfully tested the capabilities of its newly
installed cell line.
Trina Solar anticipates that it will launch its 50MW cell line in the
beginning of April 2007. The Company will continue to ramp up its cell line
capacity throughout 2007 and is expected to reach a target capacity of
150MW by the fourth quarter.
"We have achieved cell efficiencies slightly higher than 16% and we
intend to continue to improve these levels as we ramp up our capabilities
in the coming months," remarked Dr. Mohan Narayanan, Trina Solar's Vice
President of Technology. "Trina Solar is very pleased to have reached such high efficiency levels in our first test of the cell line."
Launching the 50MW cell line by April is an important achievement for
, as the Company prepares to complete its vertically integrated
model and reach capacity levels of 150MW by the end of 2007. Management
believes that the vertically integrated model will allow Trina Solar to
capture more of the value added in the solar PV value chain thus enhancing
margins, while at the same time improving the Company's ability to monitor
the quality of its products over the entire manufacturing process.
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