TrinaTracker's Smart Manufacturing expansion in Brazil

Trina Solar is supporting manufacturers from TrinaTracker’s smart manufacturing in Brazil, to its solar power expansion in Saudi Arabia

Smart tracker solution provider TrinaTracker has opened a new smart manufacturing factory in Salvador, Brazil, which will advance its global production to 10GW.


Smart tracking manufacturing sites 

Within reach of North America, Africa and Europe, Brazil is uniquely placed to access the global market. It has a diverse manufacturing sector from coffee to steel. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Madrid, Spain, TrinaTracker now has three global smart tracking manufacturing sites which manufacture tracking components and smart control systems. 

"Brazil is a key strategic market for TrinaTracker," said Ma Weiming, president of Trina Solar's tracker division. "Last year more than 7GW of solar tracker systems was installed in Brazil, about 10% of the global total. Setting up local production in Brazil allows us to deliver lower costs to local projects, reduce delivery times and provide better service during project construction and O&M periods. Furthermore, with local manufacturing facilities, end users will have access to credit lines from BNDES/BNB to finance their solar projects."


Saudi Arabia’s solar powered manufacturing plans 

TrinaTracker is part of Trina Solar, which was founded in 1997 in Jiangsu, China, and is one of the world’s leading solar PV and smart energy solutions providers. 

In August, Trina Solar opened a photovoltaic power station for a desalination plant in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, which is expanding its reach in the manufacturing sector with its Vision 2030 plan. Saudi Arabia plans to become net zero by 2060 and moving away from oil is one way to achieve this - especially as the country is perfectly suited to solar power. 

Saudi Arabia is home to the world's largest proven oil reserves, which has transformed the country’s economy since its discovery by Chevron in 1938. It is estimated that there is 221 years of oil left (at current consumption levels), but the country is looking for another way to build its economy and earlier this year opened the world’s largest single-site solar-power plant, in Al Shuaibah, Mecca. It will start operations in late 2025.

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is dedicated to fighting climate change and solar power will help. 

“We, as a leading global oil producer, are fully aware of our share of the responsibility,” he said. “As part of our pioneering role in stabilising energy markets, we will continue this role to achieve leadership in the field of renewable energy.”


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