Trina Solar Opens Distribution Facility in South Africa
Trina Solar Co., Ltd., a world-leading PV and smart energy total solution provider, has announced today that it will launch a distribution facility in South Africa. This comes as a step that further caters to the company’s overarching expansion strategy to grow ambitiously in the region.
The new facility comes as part of Trina Solar’s commitment to further increase its footprint and presence in Africa to cater to the rapidly growing demand for solar energy in generating power for residential, commercial and industrial needs, in addition to farming and agriculture.
Antonio Jimenez, Managing Director and Vice President for Trina Solar MEA, stated: “With South Africa having the best structured solar market in Sub-Saharan Africa and home to its largest C&I market, we are confident that making our products available locally will enable us to become a provider of preference for our customers. Our new opening will further add to our growing footprint in the African continent, which allows our customer to find the product locally through our network of resellers and distributors.”
“South Africa is a strategic market for solar energy consumption. As we move forward with our growth strategy in the Middle East and Africa, we look forward to becoming a key player in the solar energy market in Africa by focusing on bringing cutting edge technology and innovation to the region with reliable products of the highest quality standards, coupled with unparalleled customer-centric service”, added Jimenez.
South Africa has shown great progress in the development of its solar energy markets recently. On one side, the ongoing tenders of the South African Department of Mineral Resources and for Renewable Energy Independent Power Product Programs will need several GW of solar panels. On the other side, the new announcement that solar power plants below 100MW do no need Generation License is deemed to create a surge in demand.
Trina Solar currently has over 66GW of module shipments worldwide with more than 5GW of accumulative grid connections and is also proudly responsible for setting 20 world records for silicon cell efficiency and solar module power output since 2011.
Trina Solar has also recently won “Top Performer” for outstanding product reliability and performance among global PV module manufacturers, its seventh in a row since the PVEL test was established. Its global orders for 210 modules have exceeded 12GW till this April, demonstrating the unstoppable trend of 600W+ in the future.