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Trina Solar to supply U.S. Fotowatio subsidiary, extends Oz agreement

The company has signed a sales agreement to supply solar modules to US-based FRV AE Solar, LLC, a subsidiary of Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, Inc., the independent solar power producer.

Under the terms of the agreement, Trina Solar is expected to supply FRV with approximately 35 MW of the company's utility-scale solar modules during 2011, at predetermined prices. Delivery is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2011 for one of the largest solar PV systems located just outside of Austin, Texas.

"We are excited to announce our continued collaboration with FRV, a leading global solar industry player, on one of the largest solar photovoltaic projects in the U.S.," said Ben Hill, Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Trina Solar. "We are pleased to combine our high-wattage, utility scale modules and premium service to deliver cost-effective PV solutions as we expand our strategic relationship with FRV."

Jose Benjumea, CEO of FRV, Inc., added, "Trina Solar is a strategic partner to FRV. We follow a rigorous selection process for our suppliers and Trina Solar continues to meet our standards."

In other news, Trina Solar announced through its subsidiary, Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. Ltd., the extension of its national distribution agreement with Australia's leading renewable energy distributor, RF Industries Pty Ltd.

The agreement, initially signed in January 2010, has been extended until December 31, 2012. Under the terms of the agreement, Trina Solar recognises RFI as its exclusive distributor in Australia, and is expected to supply RFI with up to 40 MW of PV modules during 2011.

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