Solar photovoltaic manufacturer, Trina Solar Limited, has announced a new partnership with Germany-based E3/DC to develop next generation energy storage solutions for homes and small businesses.

On the back of the introduction of Trinamount in 2011 and Trinasmart recently, Trina Solar is looking to further develop its position as a provider of solar energy solutions by collaborating with E3/DC.

“We are very excited about this new collaboration,” said Ben Hill, Head of Trina Solar Europe. “Storage is a key technology going forward. It helps to balance solar energy generation with consumption. Customers thus become independent from rising energy costs. We see increasing interest in storage solutions and wish to be at the forefront of this development. ”

The partnership will provide Trina Solar access to E3/DC’s comprehensive range of storage solutions whilst allowing the energy storage company to benefit from Trina’s global footprint.

“Trina Solar is a well established and well respected global solar brand,” said Andreas Piepenbrink, Managing Partner of E3/DC. “Trina Solar’s sales and marketing offices throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe and Americas allow us to reach out to a multiple of markets and a broad scope of customers. This is a highly important and promising collaboration for us.”