Trina Solar to Sponsor NAEE 2013

October  16 – 18  2013

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL), a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions and services, has confirmed it will sponsor and participate at the Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo ( NAEE 2013 ) taking place in October in Abuja as platinum sponsors, Trina has maintained its No. 1 global ranking for environmental and social performance in the 2013 Solar Scorecard.


The Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo 2013 is Nigeria's leading alternative energy Expo, taking place at the  Shehu Musa Yar ‘ Adua Centre Abuja, from October  16 – 18  2013. This year's conference will focus on the theme: Embracing Alternative Energy for growth".

The Organisers are very proud to have the World Leading solar company in Nigeria, as Nigeria's Power Sector Reform reach the next most crucial phase. The 21 August 2013 was a day to be remembered for Nigerians and for the power sector, who were initially skeptical about President Goodluck Jonathan and his administration's ability to implement Nigeria's globally acclaimed power privatisation programme.

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) and the National Council on Privatisation (NCP) were happy as the final completion payment deadline for the remaining 75% for the unbundled; Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) power assets was successful.  Entitling the preferred bidders to take full possession of the 15 PHCN unbundled assets, which include 10 Distribution companies (DISCOs) and five Generation companies (GENCOs). Generating a total of $1.957 billion in revenue, of which the proceeds will be utilised to settle outstanding obligations to PHCN workers and invested in the transmission grid.

The Chairman of the local Organising Committee, Prof Onyejose said "Trina Solar is deeply committed to global environmental and social responsibilities and will continue to integrate this philosophy in their Nigerian operations and market. ‘Nigeria has certainly proven its commitment in restructuring its neglected electricity industry. The political will is imminent, projects are being developed, and the global energy industry has awakened to the prospects for investments in Nigeria, owing to the attractive investment landscape that has been created to engage and encourage private sector participation.
NAEE 2013 takes place in partnership with Africa Sustainable Energy Association (AFSEA),  the Renewable Energy Programme of the Ministry of Environment, Energy Commission, The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) and National Agency on Science and Engineering and Infrastructure, (NASENI) and SMEDAN  as well as numerous other local and multinational organizations, like Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), Africa Renewable Energy Alliance, ADB, and World Bank, Clean Energy Business Council from both the public and private sectors. This year event will attract more than 4,000 renewable energy power professionals and exhibiting companies from all over the World.

About Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL) is a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services. Founded in 1997 as a PV system integrator, Trina Solar today drives smart energy together with installers, distributors, utilities and developers worldwide. The company's industry-shaping position is based on innovation excellence, superior product quality, vertically integrated capabilities and environmental stewardship. For more information, please visit www.trinasolar.com.

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