Trina Solar expands into Canada, partners with Silfab Ontario
By Anthony Capkun
July 10, 2012 – Trina Solar Ltd., a manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products from ingots to modules, announced a new Ontario sales and business development office, as well as a partnership with Silfab Ontario, enabling Trina to offer modules that are locally manufactured for the Canadian market.
Trina says its establishment of a Canadian subsidiary, Trina Solar (Canada) Inc., represents the company’s commitment to the Canadian solar PV market.
“Trina Solar sees the Canadian market as an opportunity to expand our sales efforts and create local jobs by providing clean energy that fights global warming,” said Mark Paddison, Trina Solar’s newly appointed company representative. “We foresee strong growth for the Canadian industry that could reach 1GW by 2015. We look forward to participating more directly in the growth of the industry and to collaborating with our Canadian partners to bring solar PV to the next level of adoption and popularity.”
Through its subsidiary Trina Solar Energy Development Pte. Ltd., Trina Solar has signed an OEM partnership for final assembly with Silfab Ontario, a Canadian company with headquarters in Mississauga, Ont. As a Trina-certified supply chain partner, Silfab is expected to supply Trina Solar with sufficient production capacity to support the Canadian market throughout the partnership.
“We have found a reliable and experienced partner in Trina Solar, a company that shares our belief in long-term collaboration,” said Franco Traverso, Silfab Ontario founder. “Our mutual commitment to producing world-class quality products is the basis of our partnership. Together, we can work to best serve one of the most challenging and fastest growing PV markets in the world.”