Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products from ingots to modules, announced the introduction of its new product warranty.
With a track record of over ten years experience in the photovoltaic industry, Trina Solar is showing its commitment to quality and performance by improving its warranty support in the areas of product workmanship and performance.
For products delivered commencing June 20, 2011, the Company will extend its product workmanship warranty to ten years, further improving on the industry's standard of five years.
Additionally, the Company has replaced its two-step performance warranty with a linear performance guarantee of its PV module power output. The new 25-year linear performance warranty guarantees that module power output shall not decrease by more than approximately 0.7% per year after the initial year of service. This new warranty applies to Trina Solar's entire product offering portfolio, including both monocrystalline and multicrystalline modules. Combined with the Company's products with positive power tolerance, the new warranty is expected to position Trina Solar's modules as one of the safest investments in the renewable energy marketplace.
"We are proud to take a leadership position to extend our workmanship warranty and provide a linear power performance assurance," said Mark Kingsley, Trina Solar's Chief Commercial Officer. "This improvement will allow us to work closer with our customers and large scale utility projects by allowing better estimates of power output throughout the system life. This development is based on our confidence and history of quality manufacturing and reflects our commitment to continuous innovation to lower the cost of solar provided power through higher cell and module efficiencies, timing saving installation, and system performance."