Trina Solar expands global reach with new 6.5GW wafer factory in Vietnam


Trina Solar, a major player in smart solar energy solutions, has taken yet another step in broadening its international influence with the commencement of 210mm monocrystalline silicon wafer production in Vietnam. Located 80 kilometers north of Hanoi in Thai Nguyen city, the factory rolled out its first wafers on August 23rd, signaling a new milestone for the company. Boasting an annual production capacity of 6.5GW for wafers, Trina Solar gains a robust edge in delivering its solar products across the globe.

Fast-Tracked Production: From Green Light to First Wafers in Less Than a Month

Speed is of the essence for Trina Solar, as illustrated by the factory’s rapid progress. The green light for production was given on July 31, and in a quick turnaround, the first 12-inch monocrystalline silicon rod emerged from the assembly line on August 4. This set the stage for the mass production of 210mm wafers, enhancing Trina Solar’s flexibility in worldwide distribution.

Trina Solar fires up 210mm monocrystalline silicon wafer production in Vietnam

Trina Solar fires up 210mm monocrystalline silicon wafer production in Vietnam. Photo courtesy of PRNewswire/Trina Solar Co., Ltd

Multi-Faceted Factory: 4GW Cell Capacity and 5GW Module Capacity

The Thai Nguyen factory is not just about wafers; it has a cell capacity of 4GW and a module capacity of 5GW. Specializing in monocrystalline pulling, silicon rod square processing, slicing, and silicon processing, the factory’s wafers are primarily aimed at cell and module production for Trina Solar’s facilities in Vietnam and Thailand. Notably, this includes supplying the ever-demanding U.S. market.

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Vertex Modules: Meeting Global Demand for High-Efficiency Solar Products

Trina Solar’s Vertex modules, produced outside of China, are designed to meet the increasing global demand for photovoltaic (PV) modules that deliver high power, efficiency, and reliability. The Vietnam factory’s silicon rods and wafers will fortify the steady supply chain for the company’s other international module production sites.

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Job Creation and Sustainability: 700 Locals Employed, Accelerating N-Type Integration

Trina Solar is not just expanding its product reach but also generating employment opportunities, with 700 locals now employed at the Thai Nguyen factory. Committed to sustainable development and industry-leading practices, Trina Solar recently commenced the production of 210mm n-type i-TOPCon cells in its Qinghai province factory. This move propels Trina Solar to the forefront in forming an integrated n-type industrial layout.

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In summary, Trina Solar’s new factory in Vietnam signifies a significant expansion in the company’s global footprint, capacity, and commitment to both job creation and sustainable development. With an eye on dominating the n-type era, Trina Solar continues to lead the solar industry through exceptional products and a collaborative ecosystem.

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