Friday, November 2, 2007

Trina Solar Casts Jumbo Multicrystalline Ingot

October 31, 2007: 11:27 AM EST

CHANGZHOU, China, Oct. 31 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ Trina Solar Limited ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules founded in 1997, announced today that Trina Solar became the first global solar PV module manufacturer to cast a multicrystalline ingot using GT Solar's advanced DSS 450 furnace. This was achieved in connection with the commercial launch of Trina Solar's new multicrystalline module line.
The "jumbo" ingot is the result of Trina Solar's contract with GT Solar Incorporated, which supplies Trina Solar with DSS 450 furnaces that grow multicrystalline ingots up to 450 kg. This is Trina Solar's third order from GT Solar, representing approximately 300 MW of ingot growing capacity.

Jifan Gao, Trina Solar's Chairman and CEO, said: "We are very proud to have achieved this important milestone, which represents a key step in our efforts to expand capacity while lowering production costs and reflects the successful cooperation between our two companies. We look forward to opportunities to work with GT Solar as we continue to expand our capacity and strengthen Trina Solar's position as one of the leading PV module suppliers in the world."
Tom Zarrella, GT Solar's CEO, said: "Trina Solar's order for our advanced DSS 450 furnace to support its aggressive expansion plan is a strong indication of GT Solar's continued expansion in the Asia market. We value this customer and appreciate its confidence in our product."

About Trina Solar

Trina Solar Limited , through its wholly-owned subsidiary Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. Ltd, is a well-recognized manufacturer of high quality modules and has a long history as a solar PV pioneer since it was founded in 1997 as a system installation company. Trina Solar is currently one of the few PV manufacturers that has developed a vertically integrated business model from the production of monocrystalline and multicrystalline ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of high quality modules. This integrated value chain helps to ensure that high quality products can be delivered to its end customers around the globe, including a number of European countries, such as Germany, Spain and Italy. Trina Solar's solar modules provide reliable and environmentally- friendly electric power for residential, commercial, industrial and other applications worldwide. Trina Solar successfully completed its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in December 2006 and its ADSs are traded under the ticker symbol TSL. For further information, please visit Trina Solar's website at

About GT Solar

GT Solar Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GT Solar International, is one of the largest providers of manufacturing equipment and turnkey manufacturing solutions across the photovoltaic supply chain. Based in Merrimack, NH (USA), the company's products include equipment used to produce multi-crystalline solar wafers, cells and modules. GT Solar also manufactures polysilicon reactors, which allow its customers to produce polysilicon from which solar wafers are made. For more information, go to

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