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Trina Solar Announces Slimline Module Frames



                 Trina Solar Announces Slimline Module Frames

Design makes installations easier and reduces logistics costs

Modules continue to deliver industry-leading strength and endurance

PR Newswire

CHANGZHOU, China, March 20, 2013

CHANGZHOU, China, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited
(NYSE:TSL) ("Trina Solar" or "the Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic
modules, solutions, and services, today announced a new frame design across
its full range of 72-cell monocrystalline and 60-cell polycrystalline modules.
The frame thickness has been reduced from 40mm to 35mm, with products becoming
immediately available.

The thinner frame profile delivers a 5% reduction in weight, making modules
substantially easier to handle and reducing the time needed to complete
projects. Trina Solar's 72-cell monocrystalline modules now weigh only 14.9
Kg, down from 15.6 Kg, and 60-cell polycrystalline modules now weigh 18.6 Kg,
down from 19.5 Kg.

Furthermore, this slimmer profile enables an 18% improvement in shipping
container efficiencies, with associated reductions in the carbon footprint and
transport costs.

Modules with the new thinner frames feature enhanced rigidity and torsional
strength. By optimizing the heat treatment process and the aluminum alloy, and
introducing an automated corner-key production process, Trina Solar is able to
deliver a thinner frame without compromising the mounting flexibility or
overall strength of the system. Modules with the new frames meet both IEC and
UL requirements for static mechanical load pressure, such as snow loads of
5,400Pa or 550Kg/m².

Commenting on the latest product development, Zhiguo Zhu, Trina Solar's Module
Business Unit President said, "This update to our module range is a testament
to our continued commitment to outstanding product quality and to our status
as a strong partner to our customers worldwide. The thinner frames make the
installer's job easier, while also making our modules stronger and more
durable to reduce the risk of breakage."

The update applies to Trina Solar's Universal Module series, including modules
with black backsheets and black frames (product codes PC05, PC05.05 and
PC05.08); the Honey Module series (PC05A and PC05A.08); the Comax Module
series (DC01A and DC01A.05); and the Quadmax Module (DC80.08).

About Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL) is a global leader in photovoltaic modules,
solutions and services. Founded in 1997 as a PV system integrator, Trina Solar
today drives smart energy together with installers, distributors, utilities
and developers worldwide. The company's industry-shaping position is based on
innovation excellence, superior product quality, vertically integrated
capabilities and environmental stewardship. For more information, please visit
www.trinasolar.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this
announcement are forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, the
Company's ability to raise additional capital to finance the Company's
activities; the effectiveness, profitability and marketability of its
products; the future trading of the securities of the Company; the Company's
ability to operate as a public company; the period of time for which the
Company's current liquidity will enable the Company to fund its operations;
general economic and business conditions; demand in various markets for solar
products; the volatility of the Company's operating results and financial
condition; the Company's ability to attract or retain qualified senior
management personnel and research and development staff; and other risks
detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and
uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates
and projections about the Company and the industry in which the Company
operates. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking
statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes
in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company
believes that the expectations expressed in these forward looking statements
are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to
be correct, and the Company cautions investors that actual results may differ
materially from the anticipated results.

For further information, please contact:

Trina Solar Limited                            Brunswick Group
Terry Wang, CFO                                Michael Fuchs
Phone: + (86) 519-8548-2009 (Changzhou)        Phone: + (86) 10-6566-2256
                                               Email: trina@brunswickgroup.com
Thomas Young, Vice President, Investor
Relations
Phone: + (1) 408-207-2786 (San Jose)
Email: ir@trinasolar.com
Commercial inquiries:
Trina Solar Europe
Michael Katz
Phone: + (49) 89 12284 9260
Email: michael.katz@trinasolar.com
Trina Solar Americas
John Foreman
Phone : + (1) 408-459-6685
Email: john.foreman@trinasolar.com

SOURCE Trina Solar Limited

Website: http://www.trinasolar.com
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