Trina Solar has signed an investment agreement with Management Committee of Yancheng Economic and Technological Development Zone in Jiangsu province to expand its manufacturing capacity of 210mm solar cells.
Tina Solar will add 7.6GW in annual production capacity at its Yancheng production site, and will increase 2.5GW cell capacity outside of China. Another 2.4GW of existing production capacity at the Yancheng site will be upgraded.
The company’s annual production capacity will reach 26GW with 70 percent Ultra-High-Efficient 210mm cell by end of next year.
The 10GW 210mm cells will be used in the Trina Solar Vertex 600W+ new product series, which has been widely acclaimed in the market.
Trina Solar plans to strengthen R&D investment in the field of large-size cells and modules to ensure that the average efficiency of newly built passivated emitter and real cells reaches 23 percent early next year.
Gao Jifan, chairman of Trina Solar, said the company will enhance its core competitiveness through cost and scale advantages in expanding the production capacity of high-efficiency large-size solar cells.