The Clean Energy Council announced today that Trina Solar, one of the world’s leading solar PV companies, has signed on as the major sponsor of Australia’s premier renewable energy and energy efficiency industry event, Clean Energy Week 2014.

Clean Energy Council Chief Executive David Green said that Trina Solar’s major sponsorship of Clean Energy Week 2014 was a testament to the company’s industry leadership.

"It's great to have a global leader in the manufacture and supply of solar PV modules such as Trina Solar as the Clean Energy Week 2014 major sponsor, especially at a time when Australia’s energy industry is at the crossroads," Mr Green said.

"Australia's renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors have a huge role to play in Australia's energy future, but decisions that are being made today will have a significant impact on tomorrow's energy mix.

"That is why, if your company is interested in what the future holds, you need to join industry leaders like Trina Solar at Australia’s biggest event for the industry, Clean Energy Week 2014."

Douglas Smith, Country Manager for Trina Solar's Pacific Region, said the company was excited to be the major sponsor of Australia’s leading clean energy industry event.

"As an industry leader, Trina Solar's commitment to the highest standards of quality and performance is matched by our commitment to developing the industry in Australia," Mr Smith said.

"We partner with the country's leading installers, wholesalers, engineering, procurement and construction companies, as well as project developers. This makes us a natural fit to sponsor Australia's premier event for the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors – Clean Energy Week 2014."

Clean Energy Council Awards

Nominations for the Clean Energy Council Awards are also now open. Awards for innovation, business community engagement and journalist of the year, as well as five categories covering solar design and installation, will be presented at Clean Energy Week 2014 in Sydney.

Mr Green said previous winners of the awards ranged from individual solar installers to leading multinational companies, but all had shown excellence in their field.

Clean energy businesses, solar installers and journalists who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their fields are encouraged to submit an entry to showcase their work.

The award categories are:

Solar Design and Installation Awards:

  • Grid-connect – under 15kW
  • Grid-connect – 15kW – 100kW
  • Grid-connect – over 100kW
  • Grid-connect battery back-up
  • Stand-alone power system

Clean Energy Council Industry Awards:

  • Innovation
  • Community Engagement
  • Journalist of the Year

For more information on Clean Energy Week and the Clean Energy Council Awards, visit cleanenergyweek.com.au

Please contact Clean Energy Council Communications Officer Laura Szekfy on 0410 277 393 for more information or to arrange an interview.

About Trina Solar

Founded in 1997, Trina Solar is one of the world's largest PV module manufacturers. Fully vertically integrated from the production of ingots to modules, Trina Solar offers high quality modules and integrated solar solutions. The local team in Australia provides sales, marketing, logistics, technical support and system design as well as warranty support. Trina Solar continues to expand its R&D investment in Australia through a partnership with the Australian National University and Australian Solar Institute, developing their next generation solar cell technology in Canberra. For more information visit www.trinasolar.com/au