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CHANGZHOU, China, Sept. 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL; ''Trina Solar'' or the ''Company''), a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, founded in 1997, today announced the inauguration of a 26 MW PV plant, consisting of an installation which uses primarily PV modules manufactured by Trina Solar, in Fuente Alamo, Murcia, in the south-east of Spain on August 7th, 2008. The project has been carried out by Gestamp Asetym Solar SA (''Gestamp Asetym''), a Spanish provider of solar system solutions.
Trina Solar supplied 20 MW of mono and multicrystalline solar modules of the total 26 MW required for this key project as part of the long-term arrangement between both companies. This PV plant consists of three phases: Fuente Alamo I, of 8MW; Fuente Alamo II, of 8MW; and Fuente Alamo III, of 10 MW, which are installed on a total of 62 sq ha of rural land.
"We are very pleased to have supplied 20 MW of high-quality modules for this large PV plant that Gestamp Asetym installed in the south of Spain, representing one of the largest PV plants so far in Europe," remarked Arturo Herrero, Trina Solar's Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "We are delighted to strengthen our business relationship with our key partner Gestamp Asetym, with whom we expect to continue to work closely in the future, not only in Spain but also in other countries in Europe as business expands.''
Gestamp Asetym hosted a one-day opening celebration onsite in Fuente Alamo. The event was attended by numerous government officials, customers and suppliers, including management members from Trina Solar.
This 26 MW PV system will produce 44,000 MW/h per year, which equals the electric consumption of 13,000 homes and will avoid 15,000 tons of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere.
About Trina Solar Limited
Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) is a well recognized 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 that has developed a vertically integrated business model from the production of monocrystalline and multicrystalline 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 .
About Gestamp Asetym
Gestamp Asetym is a Spanish solar system solutions provider that is part of Gestamp Corporation, an important industrial group whose core business is the design, processing and manufacturing of steel components for diverse industries. Gestamp Asetym has vertically integrated the entire PV plants process, from the design and manufacture of fixed structures and trackers, to the construction (turn-key solutions, including financial support) and operation. Gestamp Asetym has participated actively in the construction and development of 150 MW of PV plants in Spain since 2007, and is expanding its activities to other countries such as Italy, US, and Greece.
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