Trina Solar Awarded Prestigious BlueSky Award 2014 by United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic ("PV") modules, solutions, and services, announced it received the BlueSky Award 2014 for Global Top Investment Scenarios to Apply New Technologies for Renewable Energy Utilization ("BlueSky Award") for its high efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and Honey Ultra modules.
Sponsored by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and organized by the Shenzhen International Technology Promotion Center for Sustainable Development (ITPC), the BlueSky Award calls for the worldwide recognition of advanced technologies with the highest level of industrial investment values in the field of renewable energy.
Utilizing its own crystalline silicon solar cells, Trina Solar's Honey Ultra high efficiency crystalline silicon solar module has set three world records in the last four years. Most recently, Honey Ultra achieved a new record of 326.3W power output in April 2014, which was independently certified by TUV Rheinland. To date, the average module power rating and the efficiency of PV cells that are currently being piloted and intended for mass production are 283W and 20%, respectively. While the corresponding maximum values are 285W and 20.54%, respectively.
"It is a great honor to receive this world-class award which recognizes Trina Solar's unrelenting commitment to technology innovation and our devotion to improving the utilization of renewable energy," said Dr. Zhiqiang Feng, Vice President of Trina Solar and Director of the State Key Lab of PV Science and Technology. "By drawing on our State Key Lab of PV Science and Technology's expertise, we have successfully achieved a number of critical milestones in the areas of conversion efficiency improvement, module manufacturing cost reduction and the commercialization of innovative technologies. Our technological developments will help lower the overall cost of solar power generation and contribute towards accelerating the achievement of solar power grid parity."
About Trina Solar Limited
Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) is a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services. Founded in 1997 as a PV system integrator, Trina Solar today drives smart energy together with installers, distributors, utilities and developers worldwide. The company's industry-shaping position is based on innovation excellence, superior product quality, vertically integrated capabilities and environmental stewardship.
About the BlueSky Award
The Bluesky Award for Global Top Investment Scenarios to Apply New Technologies for Renewable Energy Utilization is sponsored by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and organized by the Shenzhen International Technology Promotion Center for Sustainable Development (ITPC). It aims to provide guidance on large-scale renewable energy applications in developing countries in order to mitigate the impacts of conventional energy supply shortages and greenhouse gas emissions on the global climate. The Bluesky Award calls for the worldwide recognition of advanced technologies with the highest level of industrial investment value in the field of renewable energy and the evaluation is carried out by a global committee of experts. Since 2005, four sessions have been held, 38 technologies have been granted the BlueSky Award among numerous competitors from Germany, the United States, Canada, Russia, Belarus, Japan, Australia, Brazil, India, the Philippines and China.
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