Cobalt Power and Trina Solar Announce First Commercial Installation of Trinasmart in North America

    Cobalt Power and Trina Solar Announce First Commercial Installation of
                         Trinasmart in North America

Cobalt Power Installs Trinasmart Optimized by Tigo Energy

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Trina Solar, the Smart Module
market leader, today announced that Cobalt Power, a leading PV system
installer, successfully commissioned the first commercial-scale installation
of Trinasmart in North America. The 113kW system located in the San Francisco
Bay Area is the first North American commercial project featuring Trinasmart
modules, an innovative integration of Tigo Energy's optimizer technology into
Trina Solar's industry-leading solar modules.

"Our partnership with Tigo and Cobalt made thisfirst-of-its-kind installation
using Trinasmart modules possible," said Mark Mendenhall,President ofTrina
Solar USA. "We expect this installation to be the first ofmany that utilize
these innovative modules."

Trinasmart was the right solution for this customer, who was building a net
zero energy office building and wanted to maximize energy production from the
available roof area. The project, commissioned in November, uses 462
Trinasmart 245W modules to maximize the energy produced on the roof.

"The Trinasmart installation went very well," said Mark Byington, CEO of
Cobalt Power Systems Inc. "With the integrated smart module, there are far
fewer components to install. This allows us to take advantage of all of the
benefits of module-level optimization without the extra labor and inventory
hassle. At the end of the day it saves us money and improves our bottom

The Trinasmart modules optimized by Tigo Energy are expected to produce about
3% more energy than traditional modules on this project. The system also has
enhanced safety measures with panel-level disconnect, and is monitored and
managed by Tigo Energy's advanced software engine.

"We're really happy to be a part of this project," said Tim Kubes, VP of North
American Sales for Tigo Energy. "We have long had a vision to integrate our
technology into the solar module to make it easier to implement smart
systems. This project is a great milestone."

About Trina Solar
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

About Tigo Energy
Tigo Energy is the market leader in smart module technology for the solar
industry.The Silicon Valley company utilizes a patented impedance matching
optimizer technology to increase energy production, simplify design and
installation, improve fire safety, and ensure the highest uptime and
reliability with cloud-based monitoring. Tigo Energy's chip-based solution
provides the industry's lowest part count, highest reliability, and most
efficient smart module solution in the world. For more information, please

About Cobalt
Cobalt Power Systems is a leading installer of commercial and residential PV
systems in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. Cobalt has
installed over 1,000 systems since 2003, and has received numerous awards for
outstanding quality and customer service. For more information, please visit

SOURCE Trina Solar Limited

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