Friday, May 6, 2011

Trina Solar Ranked Second Best Solar PV Manufacturer on SVTC's Green Scorecard

Trina Solar Limited, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, announced that it has been ranked No. 2 globally for environmental and social performance in the 2011 Solar Company Scorecard, an award system established by the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition.

SVTC recently released its 2011 solar company scorecard, which ranked companies on the basis of their sustainability, environmental protection standards and contributions to promote social justice. Scores were based on surveys covering areas such as extended producer responsibility and takeback, supply chain monitoring and green jobs and chemical-use and life cycle analysis and disclosure.

"Environment protection and occupational health and safety is at the core of Trina Solar's ethical business principles," said Mr. Jifan Gao, Chairman and CEO of Trina Solar. "To be ranked so highly in this leading environmental survey demonstrates our commitment and direction to the sustainable development of our company."

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 that have 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

About Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
SVTC is a U.S.-based non-profit organization engaged in research, advocacy and grassroots organizing to promote human health and environmental justice in response to the rapid growth of the high-tech industry. For further information, please visit SVTC's website at

The SVTC's Solar Scorecard, now in its second year, aims to improve PV manufacturers' environmental practices and responsibility for the environmental impacts of its manufacturing processes so that the solar industry can be considered a truly clean and green industry. The SVCT's 2011 Solar Scorecard is available at


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