Trina Solar Acquires a Solar Cell Factory in the Netherlands

Feb 23, 2016, 05:40 ET from Trina Solar Limited

CHANGZHOU, China, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic ("PV") modules, solutions, and services, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Trina Solar Netherlands, has completed the acquisition of all the assets from Solland Solar, a solar cell manufacturing company with approximately 200 MW solar cell manufacturing capacity located in Heerlen, the Netherlands.

Upon completion of the transaction, Trina Solar Netherlands acquired all of the manufacturing machines, equipment, stocks, office inventory, and real estate etc. from Solland Solar. Trina Solar will commence operations at the facility in the coming weeks.

"We are delighted with the successful completion of the transaction and believe that the acquisition enables us to expand the global manufacturing footprint of Trina Solar in an efficient manner," commented Mr. Jifan Gao, Chairman and CEO of Trina Solar. "This investment will be one of the components of our ongoing global expansion strategy. In particular, this new cell facility in Europe, along with our in-house manufacturing capacity in Thailand and other overseas capacities allows us to leverage our global resources so that we can further expand our presence and enhance our competitive edge in overseas markets, especially the U.S. and Europe. We are also pleased to be investing in the Netherlands PV sector, in which we believe we can help create job opportunities for the local area, and support economic development in the region."

About Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) is a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services. Founded in 1997 as a PV system integrator, Trina Solar today drives smart energy together with installers, distributors, utilities and developers worldwide. The company's industry-leading position is based on innovation excellence, superior product quality, vertically integrated capabilities and environmental stewardship. For more information, please visit www.trinasolar.com.

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