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China-Based Trina Solar Plans Wilmer, Texas, Solar Photovoltaic Operations

China-based Trina Solar, a global leader in smart solar products and solutions, plans to establish solar photovoltaic manufacturing operations in Wilmer, Texas. The more than $200 million project is expected to create 1,500 jobs.

The approximately 1-million-square-foot facilitywill produce 5 GW of modules and source polysilicon from the U.S. and Europe.

“We have long had a vision to manufacture solar products in the United States, and we are proud of the jobs we are creating and the investment we are making in the Wilmer community,” said Steven Zhu, president of Trina Solar US. “Trina’s goal in building this facility is to begin to create an ecosystem of American manufacturing that can serve the burgeoning U.S. solar market.”

Trina Solar has shipped more than 150GW of modules, generating green power for customers in more than 100 countries and regions, and remains dedicated to building a carbon-emissions-free world using responsibly sourced materials.

“This manufacturing facility will be a shining example of how the Wilmer community will continue to thrive with the long-term commitment that Trina is investing within our community,” noted Shelia Petta, Mayor, City of Wilmer. “It’s great to see that companies are reinvigorating manufacturing and creating workforce opportunities especially within Southern Dallas County as this region continues to explode with growth.”

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