Trina Solar, a global leader in smart solar products and solutions, has announced it will build a more than 1 million square foot solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing facility in Wilmer, Texas. The company is investing more than $200 million in property and equipment. When completed, the facility will provide 1,500 local jobs, produce 5 GW of modules and source polysilicon from the United States and Europe.

Starting in 2024, the facility will produce innovative large power output Vertex modules using the state-of-the-art 210mm large size wafer and the most advanced technology in the solar industry. Trina has been US-based and regionally focused since 2006 and it incorporated in the U.S. in 2009. Last year, Trina partnered with the affordable housing nonprofit Foundation Communities and Spear Commercial & Industrial to build a solar project in a low-income housing project in Austin, Texas.

Trina also has been a trusted supplier to U.S. customers, including large utility enterprises as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and households. The company received a 100% bankability rating for seven years in a row by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and has been rated AAA, the highest rating, in the Module Tech Bankability Ratings report by PV-Tech.