CHANGZHOU, CHINA: Trina Solar Ltd, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, has received its first official documents from China's Ministry of Science and Technology in January 2010 to establish a State Key Laboratory to develop PV technologies within the Changzhou Trina PV Industrial Park.
Commercial terms related to the establishment have yet to be finalized.
The laboratory will be established as a national platform for driving PV technologies in China. Its mandate includes research into PV related materials, cell and module technologies and system level performance. It will also serve as a platform to bring together technical capabilities from the Company's strategic partners including customers and key PV component suppliers as well as universities and research institutions.
"We are excited to announce the establishment this world class national laboratory in the Changzhou Trina PV Industrial Park," said Jifan Gao, Trina Solar's Chairman and CEO. "The laboratory will advance technological innovations to support the burgeoning industry as well as accelerate Trina Solar's R&D, technology transfer and new product development goals to enhance the Company's high quality product offerings."