China's Trina Solar Inks Sales Agreement With Essco In USA

China-based Trina Solar, an integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products, has signed a sales agreement with Essco Wholesale Electric, the southwest U.S. subsidiary of Sonepar USA, a full-service commercial, utility and residential electric distributor with locations throughout the USA.

Under the terms of the agreement, Trina Solar is expected to supply Essco with approximately 25 MW of PV modules and an additional 4 MW at the option of Essco, to be delivered during 2010. With the signing of this sales agreement, the Trina Solar has now secured orders for 2010 totaling approximately 40 MW of PV modules from customers in the United States.

According to Scott L. Tonn, the president of Essco the addition of Trina Solar PV modules to Essco's renewable energy equipment portfolio means the company is truly able to be a one-stop distributor for its electrical contractors and solar integration companies. He added that with Sonepar's national coverage through its operating companies and encompassing Essco's direct coverage of the Southwest, they are making renewable energy products more available and affordable than ever before to their customers.

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