Trina Solar and Almaden have signed a procurement contract of photovoltaic glass. According to the contract, from November 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022, Trina Solar will purchase a total of 85 million square meters of photovoltaic glass from Almaden. The estimated total contract value is about 2.1 billion Chinese Yuan (tax included).
The photovoltaic glass purchased this time will be mainly used for the production of Trina Solar’s Vertex ultra-high-power module products. The Vertex series modules are based on 210 mm silicon wafers and adopt advanced technologies such as multi-busbars, non-destructive cutting and high-density packing. They are characterized by low voltage and high string power, which significantly improves anti-cracking performance and hot spot resistance. Vertex is excellent in reducing system costs and cost per kWh.
At present, the Vertex series has a lot of production lines with a complete supply chain. It provides customized product solutions for different application scenarios. Vertex has received widespread attention and has been welcomed by the global market, as proven by over 2 GW worth of orders globally. A production capacity of nearly 10GW has been reached for the Vertex module this year. To meet the increasing market demands, Trina Solar plans to increase its Vertex production capacity to 21 GW by 2021 and 31 GW by 2022.
Ms. Chen Ye, Assistant Vice President of Purchasing Supply Chain Management at Trina Solar, said: “We are very pleased to sign this procurement contract when photovoltaic glass is in such high demand. The cooperation can further increase the output of modules and better meet clients’ needs.”
Zhou Mingxing, General Manager of Almaden Solar Glass Division, said: “Trina Solar is a leader in the industry and an excellent partner. We will supply quality products with the required quantity in a timely manner in accordance to the contract, and hope to continue to deepen cooperation with Trina Solar in the future.”
Source: Trina Solar