Trina Solar has once again expanded its international footprint with the production of 210 mm monocrystalline silicon wafers in Vietnam.
Trina Solar launches monocrystalline wafer production with state-of-the-art plant in Thai Nguyen
The first wafers rolled off the production line at the plant in the town of Thai Nguyen, 80 kilometers north of Hanoi, on August 23. The plant will be able to produce 6.5 GW of chips per year. The new capacity will give Trina Solar greater flexibility to deliver its products worldwide.
On July 31, production authorization was granted, and on August 4, the first 12-inch monocrystalline silicon rod was extracted from the assembly line, prefiguring initial wafer production. In addition to a production capacity of 6.5 GW, the new plant has a cell production capacity of 4 GW and a module production capacity of 5 GW. The silicon wafer production plant includes monocrystalline pulling, silicon square bar processing, slicing and silicon processing.
Trina Solar strengthens its global presence with the production of wafers for high-power photovoltaic modules
The wafers produced are mainly used for cell and module production at Trina Solar’s sites in Vietnam and Thailand, including Trina Solar’s supply to the US market. The Vertex modules that Trina produces outside China are helping to meet the growing worldwide demand for photovoltaic modules with high power, high efficiency, high reliability, high energy yield and low LCOE, according to the company.
The Vietnamese plant’s production of silicon rods and wafers will guarantee a steady supply of materials for the company’s other module production sites abroad. Trina Solar, committed to becoming a world leader in intelligent solar energy solutions, is fulfilling its mission of “solar energy for all” not only by manufacturing more competitive products, but also by creating job opportunities.
A commitment to sustainability in wafer and solar cell manufacturing
The Thai Nguyen wafer plant employs 700 local people. The company is also committed to sustainable development principles and practices, creating a coherent industrial ecosystem both at home and abroad. With the production of 210 mm n-type i-TOPCon cells in Qinghai province, which began at the beginning of August, Trina Solar has integrated the entire Qinghai plant process and is accelerating the formation of an integrated n-type industrial structure.
In the n-type era, Trina Solar is leading the industry with high-quality products in a collaborative ecosystem that spans the entire industrial chain, according to the company.