Trina Solar Limited has announced a new deal with solar developer Lightsource Renewable Energy.
Commenting on the deal, Ben Hill, head of Europe at Trina Solar, said: “This supply contract with Lightsource is a reiteration of our continuing commitment to serving the needs of installers and end users in the UK market. At a time when market conditions have been particularly challenging and changeable, it is all the more important for manufacturers to provide their partners in the installation and project management community with high-quality products and services.
“The selection of Trina Solar modules for these Lightsource projects vindicates not only our longstanding efforts to develop industry-leading products, but also the time and resources we have invested in absorbing and understanding the implications of the recent anti-dumping undertaking. We are confident that we are ahead of the game when it comes to adjusting to and complying with the new market landscape, and we look forward to continuing to work with Lightsource to supply their projects across the UK.”
The new supply contract takes Trina Solar’s total deliveries to Lightsource past the 100MW mark over the last 16 months. The modules are due to be used for a wave of UK projects to be completed before the ROC rates drop in March 2014.
Kareen Boutonnat, managing director for Lightsource said: “Trina Solar’s forward-planning – anticipating the impact of the undertaking and ensuring its supply was in place before it came into force – was a major factor in our decision to procure their modules. I would like to take this opportunity to re-iterate our commitment to Trina Solar. We signed a framework agreement in early 2013, and since then we have really enjoyed working alongside their team to deliver our projects. Their new ‘Honey’ module is a favourite of ours.”
Boutonnat stressed the importance of the supply chain, she added: “Working directly with Tier 1 panel manufactures like Trina Solar enables us to forge good relationships and create a dependable flow of components into our pipeline. Our suppliers have to forward plan, remain flexible, and deliver fast – it is the nature of our business – we expect that, and Trina Solar are very good at it.”