CHANGZHOU, CHINA: Trina Solar Ltd (TSL), a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products from ingots to modules, announced through its subsidiary, Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. Ltd, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with TUV Rheinland Group, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. and China General Certification Centre (CGC).
Trina Solar entered into a 'Testing at Manufacturers Premises Scheme' with TUV Rheinland and a 'Witness Test Data Program' with UL to perform product certification tests within the Company's Changzhou PV Testing Centre whereby in accordance with IEC 17025, processes performed are witnessed by respective certification body engineers.
The arrangement will allow the Company to introduce its newest certified product lines in the shortest time to its customers. In addition, CGC will partner with Trina Solar to provide in-house photovoltaic testing and certification services for end users in China and abroad.
"We are proud to announce that Trina Solar is the first PV solar company to simultaneously cooperate with these three leading certification bodies to ensure world class product quality standards," said Jifan Gao, Chairman and CEO of Trina Solar. "The partnership is a remarkable milestone for Trina Solar as well as recognition of the Company's strong commitment to implement world-class quality and testing methodology to ensure solar module performance."
Anthony Chia, Vice-President of Quality said, "It is a privilege for Trina Solar to work with the three parties in several key fields including laboratory cooperation, product certification and exchange of technology information."