Trina Signs 25-MW Deal with Essco

Trina Solar Limited announced that its subsidiary, Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. Ltd., has signed a sales agreement with Essco Wholesale Electric Inc., a full-service commercial, utility and residential electric distributor with locations throughout the United States.

Under the terms of the agreement, Trina Solar is expected to supply Essco with approximately 25 megawatts (MW) of PV modules. Essco has an option to add an additional 4 MW of modules to the agreement. All of the modules will be delivered during 2010.

With the signing of this sales agreement, Trina has now secured a total of approximately 40 MW of PV modules from customers in the United States during 2010, all with agreed prices.

“We are excited to announce this agreement with a well-established leading electrical wholesale distributor like Essco and Sonepar USA. We look forward to helping expand their solar PV capabilities and provide their existing customers and markets with our high-quality solar products,” said Mark Wilkerson, Trina Solar’s senior director of North American Sales and Marketing.”This partnership will help Trina Solar expand its presence and increase brand recognition in commercial and residential markets in the United States, an important growth market for the company.”

This deal is part of Trina’s recent push into the U.S. market.’s Graham Jesmer caught up with Trina’s Jim Day at the Renewable Energy World North America Conference and Expo in February to talk about the reasons for Trina’s U.S. push and what it expects the market to look like in the coming years.

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