Trina Solar inks huge solar deal with Marubeni Australia

Trina Solar and Marubeni Australia executives gathered around a table at the MoU signing
L-R: Helena Li, Vice President, Trina Solar; Hiroyuki Shimada, General Manager of Marubeni Australia; Kiyokawa Shingo, General Manager of Chemical Department IV, Marubeni Corporation; Edison Zhou, Head of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, Trina Solar Asia Pacific; Todd Li, President, Trina Solar Asia Pacific; John Chen, Deputy General Manager, Marubeni Australia

Global solar provider Trina Solar has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with wholesale distributor Marubeni Australia to supply 1.5GW worth of Vertex N solar modules to the Oceania region over a five-year period.

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Vertex is Trina Solar’s flagship product range that uses larger-size, 210mm-long, solar cells commonly referred to as 210 Technology. Trina Solar is the first mover of 210mm product technology, leading the PV industry to 600W+/700W+ era.

Under the agreement, Trina Solar will supply the Vertex modules that incorporates marketing-leading n-type i-TOPCon cell technology. For residential and commercial, modules include Vertex S+ NEG9R.28 and NEG9RC.27, lightweight panels with 1.6+1.6mm ultra-thin dual glass design which ensures higher reliability and safety. For larger commercial and industrial projects, modules include the Vertex NEG19RC.20 and NEG18R.28 which features higher power output.

These modules incorporate market-leading technologies: multi-busbar (MBB) for greater light absorption and high-density packing to maximize the surface area. Non-destructive cutting technology is used so the cells have ultra-smooth edges. It has been proven that such cells improve the module’s overall mechanical performance to better withstand external forces being applied to the module.

Trina Solar ANZ and Pacific Islands head Edison Zhou said, “Trina Solar is committed to empower industries around the world in their journey to achieve a net-zero future. The Oceanic region has great potential to harness the power of solar energy on its numerous off-grid islands. We thank Marubeni Australia for choosing Trina Solar as its partner. This MoU signifies a long-term strategic partnership for both parties to jointly help the region ramp up its solar capacity.”

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Marubeni Australia said: “Marubeni Australia has a long-standing relationship with Trina Solar for well over 10 years. The MoU signifies the continued strong relationship and aspirations to further grow the Australasia and the Pacific module distribution and solar projects opportunities.”

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