Trina Solar has plans to develop a $440 million project.

The Chinese manufacturing giant has signed an agreement with the local authorities of Changzhou High-tech Zone to develop a further 15 GW of annual module production capacity at the Changzhou city headquarters.

This is the fifth of such announcement made by Trina Solar this year, and the biggest with the manufacturer having announced 15GW of cell production lines and 25GW of new module capacity since January 1, all in its native Jiangsu province. 

In January, Trina revealed plans to develop 5GW of new cell production capacity and then, two months later, announced a new 4GW module fan. On June 2, Trina said further 6GW of panel capacity was planned at Suqian and last month the company said the Yancheng site would host 10GW of production capacity for 210mm-wafer based cells.

The Chinese brand plans to increase production of high-powered 500W, or even 600W products based on 210mm wafers and next generation technology.

The statement that announced the newest 15GW expansion bid to the Shanghai Stiched Exchange read:"The signing if this agreement is helpful to enhance the company's core scientific research capabilities and further expanding the field I'd technological innovation. Meanwhile, it also helps to accelerate the overall renewal of the company's long-term development strategy and the interests of all shareholders."

Culled from VINCENT SHAW

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