Trina Solar is one of the largest Chinese solar companies and is heavily involved in developing the Chinese domestic solar sector. The company’s move to develop a new solar plant in Gansu province received approval from the Gansu Provincial Development and Reform Commission recently. The plant will be constructed at Wuwei in Gansu and will have a 50MW capacity. The company claims that Wuwei is an ideal location for a solar plant because of its high levels of solar irradiance and opportunities to sell generated electricity to other regions in addition to supplying local demand.
Mr Jifan Gao, the Chairman and CEO of Trina Solar said that the company was delighted to have been granted the rights to develop a solar plant in Wuwei.
“This project will bring not only job opportunities to the Wuwei region of Gansu, but also environmentally friendly renewable energy which is vital to the overall economic development of the region” he added.
Trina has a long history of promoting solar PV, having developed around 40 standalone power plants in Tibet in 2003. These plants supply much needed electricity to Tibet, in particular the Chamdo region. The company is similarly interested in developing solar power projects in other undeveloped regions of China.
Trina employs a vertically integtrated business model to produce monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon ingots, wafers and cells and the assembly of high quality modules. The company was founded in 1997.