Changzhou, China — Trina Solar Limited announced that its U.S. subsidiary has signed a supply agreement with Southern California Edison (SCE).
Under the terms of the agreement, Trina Solar is expected to supply SCE with 45 megawatts (MW) of PV modules at agreed prices with deliveries taking place between the second quarter of 2010 and the first quarter of 2011. The modules are expected to be used in SCE’s large solar photovoltaic installation program, otherwise known as the SCE Solar PV Program. Initial shipments commenced in May 2010.
SCE, authorized by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), plans to cover up to 65 million square feet of unused Southern California commercial rooftops with 250 MW of the latest photovoltaic technology, which has sufficient capacity to meet the needs of approximately 162,000 US homes.
“This program is a milestone in utility-owned PV generation in the United States and Trina Solar is excited to play a significant part in supplying modules representing approximately 20 percent of the solar capacity needed for the program,” said Jifan Gao, chairman and CEO of Trina Solar.