Friday, December 19, 2008

Trina Solar Announces 'MeSolar' Brand UMG-Silicon Based Product Line

18 December 2008

CHANGZHOU, China, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Trina Solar Limited (''Trina Solar'' or the ''Company''), a leading integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, today announced the launch of the brand name "MeSolar" for its newly in-house developed line of products based on Upgraded Metallurgical Grade ("UMG") silicon materials.

The product line is part of Trina Solar's strategy to expand its product portfolio in order to address customers' increasing demand for lower cost solar module systems. "We are pleased to introduce the brand name 'MeSolar' which represents our high quality and efficient modules using UMG silicon materials, with advantageous prices for our customers," stated Arturo Herrero, Trina Solar's Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "MeSolar" products undergo a stringent production process as well as rigorous quality control checks as a result of initial optimization and critical development stages during testing along the entire value chain, starting from UMG silicon materials, wafers, and cells, to modules, the final product.

Jifan Gao, Trina Solar's Chairman and CEO, stated, "We expect that UMG feedstock technology will continue to advance in the next year, which combine with improved manufacturing efficiencies should provide significant and sustainable cost advantages forward for added value to our customers."

Trina Solar plans to launch production of "MeSolar", employing its existing, dedicated manufacturing lines, with sales and deliveries planned throughout 2009. The UMG-based "MeSolar" modules have a 20-year warranty.

About Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) 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 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. Trina Solar's products provide reliable and environmentally-friendly electric power for a growing variety of end-user applications worldwide. For further information, please visit Trina Solar's website at .

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