Trina Shipped Over 9 GW Modules In 2017

Trina Solar’s Full-Year Shipment In 2017 Rises To Over 9 GW From 6.4 GW In 2016
01:22 AM (Beijing Time) - 05. February 2018

Key Takeaways

  • Trina Solar reports its annual shipment for 2017 exceeded 9 GW
  • Includes 2 GW in Q1; 2.5 GW in Q2; and 2.1 GW In Q3
  • In next three years, Trina Solar wants to develop 1,000 commercial partners

Chinese module maker Trina Solar has reported that its global module shipments in 2017 was ranged between 9.0 and 9.2 GW, taking its cumulative shipments to over 32 GW.

That means Trina remains the second largest global module supplier in terms of shipments after Jinkosolar, which guided in its Q3/20176 results that it would ship in the range of 9.6 to 9.8 GW in 2017.

In the first three quarters of 2017, Trina Solar’s shipments were 2 GW, 2.5 GW and 2.1 GW, respectively. While the company did not share specific numbers for Q4/2017 shipment, it said “shipment in the fourth quarter continued to increase, allowing full-year shipment to reach more than 9 GW.” In 2016, Trina shipped 6.4 GW of solar modules.

The Chinese company also launched its Vietnam cell and module factory in 2017, with 800 MW annual capacity, according to local Vietnam media, an amount confirmed by Trina Solar.

At the end of 2017, the company’s commercial projects achieved a 500% growth, according to the management. In the next 3 years, Trina Solar says it wants to develop its sales network to 1,000 commercial partners.

This is Trina Solar’s first financial report since the company was acquired by its CEO Jifan Gao in March 2017 (see Trina Solar Completes Going-Private Limited).

In June 2017, Trina Solar closed its largest single order of 455 MW for an Indian project led by SB Energy (see Trina Solar Modules For 455 MW PV Plant).

Anu Bhambhani

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