Trina Solar: Agreement with Silicon Valley-based QBotix
Trina Solar Limited (TSL), ("Trina Solar" or "the Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services, announced its subsidiary Trina Solar US Development Company LLC has entered into a teaming agreement with Silicon Valley-based QBotix Inc., recognized as the first company to utilize mobile, intelligent and rugged robotics for the operation of solar power plants.
Under terms of the agreement, Trina Solar and QBotix will collaborate this year on test and commercial projects within and outside the United States, and develop a scalable 'building block' design solution for commercial project developers. QBotix's first product, QTS, a robotically driven dual-axis tracking system, is currently being advance field-tested in commercial deployments in California, Arizona and Japan.
Wasiq Bokhari, CEO of QBotix, Inc., said, "We are looking forward to working with Trina Solar to deploy PV systems combining Trina modules and our breakthrough QTS platform to dramatically lower installation times and LCOE, and to provide unprecedented system level intelligence for the solar industry."
Randy Wu, Trina Solar's General Manager, Project Development, Americas, added, "We are both pleased and excited to team with QBotix, whose solution is capable of playing a vital role in lowering energy production costs for our in-house and customer project portfolios. This collaboration is in line with our focus to partner with leading technology developers to enhance the quality and performance advantages of our products."
About Trina Solar Limited
Trina Solar Limited is a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services. Founded in 1997 as a PV system integrator, Trina Solar today drives smart energy together with installers, distributors, utilities and developers worldwide. The company's industry-shaping position is based on innovation excellence, superior product quality, vertically integrated capabilities and environmental stewardship. For more information, please visit www.trinasolar.com.
Based in Menlo Park, CA, QBotix employs distributed and intelligent robotics in its tracking system to significantly enhance the economics and improve the capabilities of solar projects. Please see website at www.qbotix.com.
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Trina Solar Limited
Terry Wang, CFO
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Thomas Young, Vice President, Investor Relations
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