EAST AFRICA – Trina Solar Co., Ltd., a global PV and smart energy total solution provider, is announcing the appointment of Solinc East Africa Ltd in Kenya as an official distributor to supply Trina Solar’s products and solutions in East Africa.
The new appointment comes as part of Trina Solar’s commitment to further increase its footprint and presence in the African continent to cater to the rapidly growing demand for solar energy.
Established in 2009, Solinc E. A developed the first and only solar panels manufacturing plant in the region.
Presently, with an annual distribution volume of over 15 MW, it has grown to one of East Africa’s largest provider of quality PV products and the expertise gained from past production, has driven the company’s specialization in solar installation and maintenance of residential & Commercial & Industrial Solar systems.
Solinc is part of the Associated Battery Manufacturers Group of companies.
Antonio Jimenez, Managing Director and Vice President for Trina Solar MEA, stated: “The Middle East and Africa region is witnessing a significant boom in the renewable energy industry. We are already seeing a big rise in demand for solar power in Kenya with Trina Solar aiming to capture a big share of this growing solar energy market. Through our distributors, Trina Solar is bringing closer to our customers innovative, technologically advanced reliable products.”
“This along with Trina Solar’s reliability and flawless customer-centric approach ensures that our innovative and high-quality products and solutions are now available for everyone to enjoy electricity reliably and affordably,“ he added.
As of quarter 2 of 2021, Commercial & Industrial’s and SMEs form about 39% of Kenya’s National Grid (KPLC) total number of customers and together, they consume over 60% of KPLC’s installed capacity, with this figure rapidly growing day after day.
With East and Central Africa having enormous solar energy potential, this appointment will ensure the availability of Trina Solar’s tier 1 PV modules in these markets and will further boost the company’s ambitious expansion across the continent.
“We are confident that our top quality products along with our ambitious growth plans will enable us to become a top provider for many solar energy projects to take place across the Middle East & Africa region,” added Jimenez.
On his part, Edward Ritchie, General Manager of Solinc commented: “With Solinc’s long-standing track record in the East African solar industry, we are well placed to cater for the increasing demand for high-quality PV modules and associated equipment. We are excited to partner with Trina Solar, a manufacturer with an eye for quality.”
Trina Solar’s total module capacity reached 35GW in 2021 and according to InfoLink, Trina Solar ranked globally in the second position of module shipment in H1 2021.
Trina Solar currently has more than 5GW of accumulative grid connections and is also proudly responsible for setting twenty world records for silicon cell efficiency and solar module power output since 2011.
In July 2021, Trina Solar announced the launch of a distribution facility in South Africa coming as a step that further caters to the company’s overarching expansion strategy to grow ambitiously in the region.
The new facility is part of Trina Solar’s commitment to further increase its footprint and presence in Africa to cater to the rapidly growing demand for solar energy in generating power for residential, commercial and industrial needs, in addition to farming and agriculture.