Trina Solar Ltd., an integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products, says it has become the first global solar PV module manufacturer to cast a multicrystalline ingot using GT Solar Inc.'s advanced DSS 450 furnace. This milestone was achieved in connection with the commercial launch of Trina Solar's new multicrystalline module line.
The"jumbo," ingot is the result of Trina Solar's contract with GT Solar, which supplies the company with DSS 450 furnaces that grow multicrystalline ingots up to 450 kg. This is Trina Solar's third order from GT Solar, representing approximately 300 MW of ingot growing capacity.
"We are very proud to have achieved this important milestone, which represents a key step in our efforts to expand capacity while lowering production costs and reflects the successful cooperation between our two companies," says Jifan Gao, Trina Solar's chairman and CEO.
"Trina Solar's order for our advanced DSS 450 furnace to support its aggressive expansion plan is a strong indication of GT Solar's continued expansion in the Asia market," adds Tom Zarrella, GT Solar's CEO.