Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Trina Solar Streamlines its Operations


CHANGZHOU, China, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, today announced its plans to streamline its organizational structure to optimize business operations.

"In order to overcome the challenges of an increasingly competitive landscape in today's solar PV industry and achieve sustainable development, we are taking company-wide initiatives to streamline our organization. These initiatives include separating our PV module and systems business units and adopting an operating expense reduction program, which will involve some headcount reductions," said Mr. Jifan Gao, Chairman and CEO of Trina Solar, "These measures will enhance the Company's agility in responding to the needs of different customers and commercial opportunities. The Company also hopes that these initiatives will allow us to improve our competitiveness and elevate our standing as an industry leader in measures beyond cost leadership."

"In bringing down our operating expenses, we will become a more competitive organization," said Mr. Terry Wang, CFO of Trina Solar. "This streamlining is planned to enhance management efficiency. Going forward, our continued success in the solar PV industry will largely depend upon our ability to strategically allocate our resources in the most efficient manner."

About Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) is a leading manufacturer of high quality modules and has a long history as a solar PV pioneer since it was founded in 1997 as a system installation company. Trina Solar is one of the few PV manufacturers to have developed a vertically integrated business model that extends from the production of monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of high quality modules. Trina Solar's products provide reliable and environmentally-friendly electric power for a growing variety of end-user applications worldwide. For further information, please visit Trina Solar's website at http://www.trinasolar.com.