Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, today announced a collaboration with Germany-based E3/DC to develop next generation energy storage solutions for homes and small businesses.
After introducing Trinamount in 2011 and announcing the launch of Trinasmart recently, Trina Solar further strengthens its position as provider of solar energy solutions. “We are very excited about this new collaboration,” said Ben Hill, Head of Trina Solar Europe. “Storage is a key technology going forward. It helps to balance solar energy generation with consumption. Customers thus become independent from rising energy costs. We see increasing interest in storage solutions and wish to be at the forefront of this development.”
While the collaboration provides Trina Solar access to best-in-class storage technologies, E3/DC benefits from Trina Solar’s global footprint. “Trina Solar is a well established and well respected global solar brand,” said Andreas Piepenbrink, managing partner of E3/DC. “Trina Solar’s sales and marketing offices throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe and Americas allow us to reach out to a multiple of markets and a broad scope of customers. This is a highly important and promising collaboration for us.”
About Trina Solar Limited
Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) is a leading 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 have developed a vertically integrated business model from the production of monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon 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 http://www.trinasolar.com.
E3/DC is a system supplier for car charge and home storage systems. Based on long term experience from leading German suppliers such as Leopold Kostal GmbH, ZF Friedrichshafen and Wilhelm Karmann GmbH, E3/DC has included young engineers into the team. E3/DC has the focus on power electronics (hard- and software, design), together with leading and strong partners such as EWE AG in Oldenburg. EMS service suppliers and strategic sales partnerships provide the focus on lot size independent production costs, innovation and quality. As a subsidiary of EWE AG in Oldenburg the E3/DC GmbH has also access to the energy network and power distribution. For further information, please visit E3/DC’s website at http://www.e3dc.com/english/e3dc.html.