Trina Solar will deliver 200 MW of solar modules to Zonergy projects in China. These projects are located in Xinjiang, Qinghai, Jiangsu, Shandong, and Sichuan. It is expected all the modules will be delivered by December 2014.
This record order is by far the largest single order Trina has been awarded this year and I thank the entire Trina sales team’s diligent work and commitment to success. Our ability to win large orders like this is a testimony to Trina Solar’s leading position in the flourishing solar market in China. Zonergy has an extensive pipeline of downstream projects this year, and we welcome the opportunity to partner with Zonergy team to support their rapidly-growing roster of solar projects. — Zhiguo Zhu, Module Business Unit President of Trina Solar.
Trina Solar has offices all over the world, with its American regional headquarters in San Jose, CA. The world headquarters is in Changzhou, China. It is one of the largest solar module manufacturers in the world and has employed a vertical integration strategy.
Some advantages of vertical integration so far have been:
- an enhanced quality control process
- improve research and development
- efforts along the entire value chain
- weathering market volatility
Trina Chairman and CEO, Z, is also president of the China Photovoltaic Industry Association.
Zonergy was founded in 2007 and focuses on:
- R&D of Solar PV technology and project contracting
- R&D of energy-saving and system services
- palm cultivation and oil processing
- the cloud-computing industry chain
The company reportedly has registered capital of RMB 1.29 billion and is located in Beijing, China.
China may now be the largest solar PV market in the world; it isn’t surprising that Trina would be supplying 200 MW of PV to another company doing business in China.
One might think the U.S. would be the largest solar PV market, because of its position as the richest, but sadly, this is not the case. America is also known as a very innovative country, but it seems to have fallen behind in renewable energy.