Trina Solar Wins System Integration Prize at 2013 Solar Industry Awards

   Trina Solar Wins System Integration Prize at 2013 Solar Industry Awards

Recognition for innovation and technological excellence of Trinasmart
performance optimizer follows 2012 individual award for Chairman Jifan Gao

PR Newswire

CHANGZHOU, China, Oct. 14, 2013

CHANGZHOU, China, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL)
("Trina Solar" or "the Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic modules,
solutions and services, announced today that its Trinasmart solution has won
the 2013 Solar Industry Award in the System Integration category. This follows
success for Trina Solar Chairman and CEO, Jifan Gao, in the Solar Award for
Excellence (Individual) category in 2012.

The Solar Industry Awards, managed by publishing house Angel Business
Communications, which produces the prominent PV trade magazine and website
Solar International, recognizes the whole PV value chain and the people,
products, and services that demonstrate innovation and technological
excellence.

Speaking about the success of Trinasmart in the System Integration category,
David Ridsdale, editor-in-chief of Solar International, said, "Trina Solar's
ability to incorporate a range of technologies and options from its own
portfolio, as well as those of its partners, delivers an impressive product
that improves overall output as well as ease of installation-- allowing solar
to be introduced to areas that previously would not have been considered."

Trinasmart is a performance optimizer integrated into Trina Solar's
monocrystalline Honey M module range. It enables the monitoring and control of
arrays at a modular level and increases system performance by up to 20
percent. Users have real-time access to all module data through their
smartphone or laptop, with the ability to switch off the entire array with a
single click in case of emergency. The system will shut itself down
automatically in case of a critical event such as a power failure in the
building. Trinasmart works with all kinds of inverter, it does not require
extra wiring and makes it possible to run up to 30 per cent longer module
strings.

Trinasmart also improves the safety of the PV system; in cases of electrical
failure for example, flashing arc, Trinasmart shuts down the affected modules
automatically. Moreover, in the case of an external fire the modules can be
totally deactivated, eliminating high voltages and improving the safety of
firefighters during an emergency. Trinasmart increases building security and
complies with current and future European regulations demanding low voltage
shut-off capabilities.

"We are obviously very happy to have won this award, particularly as the
winners are determined by the votes of our peers within the PV community,"
said Ben Hill, Trina Solar's Head of Europe. "Following on from last year's
individual award made to our Chairman and CEO, Jifan Gao, this award is
recognition not only of the technological innovation and excellence of
Trinasmart, but also of the high esteem in which Trina Solar and its products
and expertise are held within the industry."

Trina Solar was presented with its award at a ceremony on the fringe of the
European PV Solar Energy Conference (EU PVSEC) in Paris. Dr. Pierre Verlinden,
Head of R&D at Trina Solar, accepted the award.

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.

About the Solar Industry Awards

The Solar Industry Awards continue to reward and recognise the people, process
and products that make up the global PV and solar industry. Now in their 4th
year, the awards are voted for by the industry ensuring these awards are
decided by the industry. Also, four special prizes are awarded to a product,
company, innovation and individual whose impact has caught the attention of
the panel. The companies, people and products are selected as winners due to
the confidence of the global solar and PV community and the value they add to
the industry. For further information please see
www.solarinternationalawards.net/

For further information, please contact:
                                          Brunswick Group
Trina Solar Limited
                                          Ilse Schache
Terry Wang, CFO
                                          Phone: + (86) 10-6566-2256
Phone: + (86) 519-8548-2008 (Changzhou)
                                          Email: trina@brunswickgroup.com
Investor Relations

Phone: + (86) 519-8517-6093 (Changzhou)

Email: ir@trinasolar.com
For commercial enquiries, please contact:
Trina Solar Europe

Michael Katz

Phone: + (49) 89-12284-9260

Email: michael.katz@trinasolar.com

SOURCE Trina Solar Limited

Website: http://www.trinasolar.com
Website: http://www.solarinternationalawards.net
 
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