New Hartford, USA — ESI-AFRICA.COM — 05 January 2010 – GT Solar International Incorporated “’ an American-based global provider of poly-silicon production technology, and sapphire and silicon crystalline growth systems for the solar, LED and other specialty markets “’ has received two orders totaling US$23.8 million from Trina Solar “’ one of the world’s top ten PV cell and module manufacturers “’ for its DSS450HP™ crystalline ingot growth systems.
“Our crystalline ingot growth systems provide value to customers because of their proven performance and reliability, and help PV manufacturers lower their cost of manufacturing,” said GT Solar president and CEO Tom Gutierrez
The additional DSS450HP systems will help Trina Solar achieve its goal of significantly expanding its manufacturing capacity. Since the introduction its first DSS240™ in 2003, the company has shipped over 2 000 systems primarily to manufacturers located in Asia. It has made significant investments in customer service resources to support its growing installed base of customers throughout the Asia Pacific region.