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Trina Solar supplies 25 MW solar PV to US wholesaler

Trina Solar Ltd will supply around 25 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to Essco Wholesale Electric Inc, in the USA.

Trina Solar could supply an additional 4 MW of solar PV modules at the option of Essco, to be delivered during 2010.

With this sales agreement, Trina Solar has secured a total of approximately 40 MW of solar PV modules from customers in the USA during 2010, all with agreed prices.

"We are excited to announce this agreement with a well-established leading electrical wholesale distributor like Essco and Sonepar USA. We look forward to helping expand their solar PV capabilities and provide their existing customers and markets with our high-quality solar products," says Mark Wilkerson, Trina Solar's Senior Director of North American Sales and Marketing.

"This partnership will help Trina Solar expand its presence and increase brand recognition in commercial and residential markets in the United States, an important growth market for the company."

Scott L. Tonn, Essco's President, adds: "With the addition of Trina Solar modules to our renewable energy equipment portfolio, we truly are able to be a one-stop distributor for our electrical contractors and solar integration companies.

"With Sonepar's national coverage through its operating companies and encompassing Essco's direct coverage of the Southwest, we are making renewable energy products more available and affordable than ever before to our customers."

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