25.07.08

Trina Solar: Closing of Concurrent Offerings

Trina Solar Limited, a leading integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, founded in 1997, today announced the closing of its public offerings of $138 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2013 and 4,073,194 American depositary shares ("ADSs"), which were borrowed by an affiliate (the "ADS Borrower") of Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, one of the joint bookrunners of the notes offering. The notes sold include $18 million aggregate principal amount of notes issued due to the underwriters' exercise in full of their over-allotment option.

The sale of the borrowed ADSs was intended to facilitate privately negotiated transactions or short sales by which investors in the notes will hedge their investment in the notes. The ADS Borrower will be required to return the borrowed ADSs pursuant to the ADS lending agreement by the scheduled maturity date of the notes in July 2013.

Trina Solar intends to use the net proceeds of the notes offering for the expansion of manufacturing lines for the production of silicon ingots, wafers, solar cells and solar modules, the purchase of raw materials, research and development and other general corporate purposes. The ADS Borrower received all of the proceeds from the sale of the borrowed ADSs. Trina Solar did not receive any proceeds from the sale of the borrowed ADSs, but received a nominal lending fee from the ADS Borrower.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., London Branch, and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. acted as joint bookrunners for the notes offering. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC acted as the sole bookrunner for the ADS offering.

The concurrent offerings were made under Trina Solar's registration statement on Form F-3 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 15, 2008. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, securities, and does not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

Copies of the notes prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained from Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, telephone: (800) 221-1037, ABN AMRO Inc, Attention: Equities Client Services Department, 55 East 52nd Street 6th Floor, New York, NY 10055, telephone: (866) 636-4281, or Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Department, 100 Plaza One, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311, telephone: (800) 503-4611 or e-mail at prospectusrequest@list.db.com. Copies of the ADS prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained from Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, telephone: (800) 221-1037.

About Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar Limited, 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 Solar's solar modules provide reliable and environmentally-friendly electric power for residential, commercial, industrial and other applications worldwide. For further information, please visit Trina Solar's website at http://www.trinasolar.com .

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, Trina Solar's ability to raise additional capital to finance its 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 Company's ability to protect its proprietary information; general economic and business conditions; the volatility of the Company's operating results and financial condition; the Company's ability to attract or retain qualified senior management personnel and research and development staff; and other risks detailed in the Company's 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.

    For more information, please contact:

    Trina Solar Limited
     Terry Wang, CFO
     Tel:   +86-519-8548-2008 (Changzhou)

     Thomas Young, Director of Investor Relations
     Tel:   +86-519-8548-2008 (Changzhou)
     Email: ir@trinasolar.com

    CCG Elite Investor Relations
     Crocker Coulson, President
     Tel:   +1-646-213-1915
     Email: crocker.coulson@ccgir.com

     Ed Job, CFA
     Tel:   +1-646-213-1914
     Email: ed.job@ccgir.com

Source: Trina Solar Limited
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