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Trina Solar Panels Review

Updated: Jan 21, 2019

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Trina Solar is the largest manufacturer of solar modules in the world. In 2015 they shipped 4.55 gigawatts of panels which was 17% more than the runner up, Canadian Solar.

In 2016 Trina were named the world's most bankable solar panel manufacturer.

In October 2016 they broke the world record for multicrystalline solar panel efficency.

Trina Solar is a Chinese company. Canadian Solar is also a Chinese

company. Given Canadian Solar’s name that may seem strange, but the rule of thumb is if a solar panel manufacturer's name makes you think their panels are made in a country that isn't China, then they are made in China.

Trina Solar has 21 offices worldwide, including one in Sydney. They employ 14,200 worldwide, mostly in China. They are based in Changzhou which, as every schoolchild knows, is just a one hour train ride from Shanghai. Well, maybe not every schoolchild knows that, but I'm sure all the schoolchildren in China who know it would add up to a hell of a lot.

In addition to Chinese manufacturing capacity in they have a plant in Thailand that can produce 500 Megawatts of solar panels a year. In addition they have a small 200 megawatt capacity plant in the Netherlands to take advantage of the natural Dutch affinity for photovoltaics or possibly just to get around trade barriers.

Trina Solar Is A Tier 1 Manufacturer

Trina is a well respected name in solar panel manufactu