SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of April 2008
Commission File Number: 001-33195
TRINA SOLAR LIMITED
No. 2 Tian He Road
Electronics Park, New District
Changzhou, Jiangsu 213031
Peoples Republic of China
(Address of principal executive offices)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F:
Form 20-F X Form 40-F
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1):
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7):
Indicate by check mark whether by furnishing the information contained in this Form, the registrant is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Yes No X
If Yes is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b):
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|TRINA SOLAR LIMITED|
|Title:||Chairman and Chief Executive Officer|
Date: April 3, 2008
|Trina Solar Limited||CCG Elite Investor Relations|
|Sean Shao, CFO||Crocker Coulson, President|
|Phone: + (86) 519-8548-2008 (Changzhou)||Phone: + (1) 646-213-1915|
|Thomas Young, Director of Investor Relations||Email: email@example.com|
|Phone: + (86) 519-8548-2008 (Changzhou)||Ed Job, CFA|
|Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Phone: + (1) 646-213-1914|
Trina Solar Signs Long Term Supply Agreement with GCL
Changzhou, China April 2, 2008 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, founded in 1997, today announced that the Company has signed a long-term polysilicon supply agreement with a subsidiary of GCL Silicon Technology Holdings Ltd. (collectively, GCL Silicon Technology).
Under this agreement, GCL Silicon Technology will supply Trina Solar with virgin polysilicon sufficient to produce approximately 2,600 MW of solar modules in aggregate over eight years. Delivery of polysilicon at predetermined prices will start in April of 2008.
This agreement represents a key component of our strategy to secure sufficient feedstock to support our sales growth. Combined with our other long-term agreements, planned in-house polysilicon production, and integrated manufacturing cost efficiencies, we believe we are in a strong position to expand our margins in the long term as the cost of solar energy approaches grid parity. said Jifan Gao, Trina Solars Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. This eight-year agreement will provide Trina Solar with a large quantity of polysilicon at favorable terms with delivery scheduled to commence this month.
We are pleased to become a polysilicon supplier to Trina Solar and look forward to developing a close relationship with them. said Hunter Jiang, President of GCL Silicon Technology. GCL Silicon Technology intends to expand its polysilicon production capacity to meet the growing demands of customers like Trina Solar.
This long-term polysilicon supply agreement will enhance the Companys raw material supplies and increase its cost structure visibility to strengthen its position as a leading global PV manufacturer. After signing this agreement and together with other polysilicon supply agreements, the Company has now secured approximately 95% of its estimated silicon feedstock requirements for 2008, an equivalent of approximately 195 MW based on a production target of 200 to 210 MW of module output.
About Trina Solar Limited
Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. Ltd, 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 currently 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. This integrated value chain helps to ensure that high quality products can be delivered to its end customers around the globe, including a number of European countries, such as Germany, Spain and Italy. Trina Solars solar modules provide reliable and environmentally-friendly electric power for residential, commercial, industrial and other applications worldwide. For further information, please visit Trina Solars website at http://www.trinasolar.com.
About GCL Silicon Technology
GCL Silicon Technology Holdings Limited, through its subsidiary Jiangsu Zhongneng Polysilicon Technology Development Co., Ltd., sells polysilicon and wafers to the solar industry. The company operates a polysilicon production facility in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province in China.
Safe Harbor Statement
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this announcement are forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, the Companys ability to raise additional capital to finance the Companys activities; the effectiveness, profitability, and marketability of its products; the future trading of the securities of the Company; the ability of the Company to operate as a public company; the period of time for which its current liquidity will enable the Company to fund its operations; the Companys ability to protect its proprietary information; general economic and business conditions; the volatility of the Companys operating results and financial condition; the Companys ability to attract or retain qualified senior management personnel and research and development staff; and other risks detailed in the Companys filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the companies and the industry. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or to changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward looking statements are reasonable, they cannot assure you that their expectations will turn out to be correct, and investors are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results.