Trina Solar Limited operates as an integrated solar power products manufacturer and solar system developer based in China with a global distribution network covering Europe, Asia, North America, Australia and Africa. The company has integrated the manufacturing of ingots, wafers and solar cells for use in its PV module production. The company’s PV modules provide electric power for residential, commercial, industrial and other applications worldwide. It also develops, designs, constructs, operates, and sells solar power projects that primarily use the solar modules that the company manufactures. The company sells and markets its products worldwide, including China and the United States. The company has also increased its sales in newer and emerging solar power markets, which include the United Kingdom, India and Japan, as well as other markets in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean Islands. The company primarily sells its products to wholesalers, power plant developers and operators and PV system integrators, including Solar City, Vivint, Essco, AMEC, SunEdison Products Singapore, Pte. Ltd., Lightsource Renewable Energy Limited, Anesco Limited, Enerparc AG, Sanshin Electronics Co., Ltd., TBEA Co., Ltd., Shanghai Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. and China Huadian Engineering Co., Ltd. As of December 31, 2014, the company had an annual manufacturing capacity of ingots of approximately 2,000 MW, wafers of approximately 1,700 MW, cells of approximately 3,100 MW and modules of approximately 4,000 MW. Segments The company operates through two segments, Manufacturing and Solar Power Projects. Manufacturing This segment designs, develops, manufactures, and sells high efficiency PV modules worldwide, and integrate the manufacturing of ingots, wafers and solar cells for use in the company’s PV module production. This segment includes the production of mono- and multi-crystalline silicon ingots, wafers, cells and related products and the subsequent assembly and marketing of PV modules. PV modules are arrays of interconnected solar cells encased in a weatherproof frame. The company produces standard solar monocrystalline modules ranging from between 210 W and 215 W to between 270 W and 275 W in power output and multicrystalline modules ranging from between 250 W and 265 W to between 300 W and 315W in power output, built to general specifications for use in a range of residential, commercial, industrial and other solar power generation systems. The company assembles PV modules either from monocrystalline or multicrystalline cells. The company also designs and produces PV modules based on its customers’ and end-users’ specifications. The company’s PV modules are sealed, weatherproof and able to withstand high levels of ultraviolet radiation and moisture. The company sells its module products under its own brand. Solar Power Projects This segment designs, constructs, operates and sells solar power projects in China, the United Kingdom, Japan, the Middle East and India. The company engages in the full life-cycle of solar projects development including project selection, design, financing, permitting, engineering, procurement, construction, installation, monitoring, operation and maintenance. The company either sells completed solar projects to third party buyers, or operates them under the PPAs, or other contractual arrangements with utility or grid operators. Suppliers The company has medium-term and long-term supply contracts to procure silicon feedstock of different grades with Chinese and international suppliers, which provide the company with the ability to meet its future requirements. These medium-term and long-term suppliers include Jiangsu Zhongneng Polysilicon Technology Development Co., Ltd. and Changzhou GCL Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd., both of which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited. Intellectual Property The company obtained an additional 104 patents in 2014. As of December 31, 2014, the company had 637 issued patents, including 5 jointly owned by third parties, and 395 patent applications pending in China.
trina solar ltd-spon adr (TSL:New York)
No. 2 Tian He Road
Phone: 86 519 8548 2008
Fax: 86 519 8517 6025www.trinasolar.com
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