Trina Solar: glass supplier to invest in production facility

Trina Solar Ltd. has announced that one of its key solar module glass suppliers, Beijing Hua Mei Dazheng Technology Co. Ltd., has signed an investment agreement with the Changzhou National High Tech D…

Trina Solar Ltd. has announced that one of its key solar module glass suppliers, Beijing Hua Mei Dazheng Technology Co. Ltd., has signed an investment agreement with the Changzhou National High Tech District to establish a production facility. The facility will be located adjacent to Trina Solar“s manufacturing campus, in the Changzhou Trina Photovoltaic Industrial Park. Beijing Hua Mei, which has been supplying Trina Solar since 2007, was one of the first PV glass companies to be established in China. “We are excited by the ongoing developments of the Changzhou Trina PV Industrial Park and the opportunity to continue forming a strong partnership with Beijing Hua Mei,” said Jifan Gao, Trina Solar“s Chairman and CEO, adding that the company has entered into a long-term agreement to purchase solar module glass produced by the new Changzhou production facility. “Adding this key component supplier to the PV Park will support our goals to realize procurement and logistical advantages to accelerate our near term cost reduction initiatives. We are pleased that this important supplier has chosen to locate adjacent to the Trina Solar campus, and we believe this shows that Changzhou is fast becoming a hub for China“s solar PV industry.” Trina Solar is a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules.