Investor FAQs

Q.What is Trina Solar's business?
A.Founded in 1997, and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2006, Trina Solar specializes in the manufacture of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and system integration. Trina Solar is not only a pioneer of China's PV industry, but has become an influential shaper of the global solar industry and a leader in solar modules, solutions and services. In 2012, the company achieved revenues of 1.3 billion USD and shipments of 1.59 GW.

Q. What is Trina Solar's ticker symbol, stock exchange, and CUSIP?
A.Trina Solar ticker symbol is TSL, its American Depositary Shares (“ADS”) trade on the NYSE; the CUSIP number is 89628E104.

Q.When was Trina Solar founded?
A.Trina Solar was established in December of 1997 by Chairman Jifan Gao with a small group of scientists during the infancy of the solar PV industry in China. Inspired by the growth of solar PV industry abroad and particularly the Clinton administration's 'Million Solar Roofs' initiative in the United States, Chairman Gao identified a trend in the market that he believed could benefit China.

Q.How many of the Company's shares are outstanding?
A.As of March 1, 2013, 3,948,022,836 of our ordinary shares were issued and outstanding. Based on a review of the register of members maintained by our Cayman Islands registrar, 3,594,301,350 ordinary shares, or approximately 91.0% of our issued and outstanding shares, represented by 71,886,027 ADSs, were held by The Bank of New York Mellon, the depositary of our ADS program and a shareholder of record in the United States.

Q.What is Trina Solar's fiscal year and corresponding quarter-end dates?
A.We operate on a calendar year, which runs from January 1 - December 31. Quarter-ends are: December 31, March 31, June 30, and September 30.

Q.How do I get a copy of the latest annual report?
A.Our annual report is available through the following link from our website:

Q.Who is Trina Solar's outside Investor Relations firm?
A.Brunswick Group is our external Investor Relations firm. The primary contact is Ilse Schache at + 86 21 6039-6388 or e-mail:, and Rachael Layfield +86 10 5960-8612 or e-mail:

Q.Who is Trina Solar's Independent Chartered Public Accountants?
A.Our independent Chartered Public Accountants is KPMG.

Q.Who is Trina Solar's outside legal counsel?
A.Kirkland & Ellis, 26th Floor, Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central Hong Kong- +(852) 3761 3300

Q.How many employees does Trina Solar have?
A.As of December 31st, 2012 Trina had approximately 11,646 full-time employees. We have developed a strong company culture that encourages individuals thinking and creativity, continual self-improvement and strong commitment to provide high-quality products and services to our customers.

Q.Who is the depository bank for Trina Solar's ADSs?
A.Bank of New York is the depository for Trina Solar's ADS program.

Q.Who is Trina Solar's transfer agent?
A.The agent for our American Depository shares is CT Corporation System located at 111 Eighth Avenue, New York, New York 10011.