27 July 2012
Trina Solar today said its transactions with European customers were made in accordance with fair trade practices, and that it has, and will continue to, "adhere to prudent and recognized industry practices and standards in the European Union."
The Chinese solar company’s statement follows yesterday’s announcement by EU ProSun that the group had filed a formal request with the European Commission to investigate alleged unfair importation of solar products made in China.
“Open markets and increased competition have made solar energy in the European Union affordable, contributing to an increasingly diversified European energy mix and progress toward the ambitious EU 2020 climate change targets and 2050 roadmap,” Trina Solar Europe President Ben Hill said. “Today, the price for solar energy is already competitive with more carbon-intensive energy sources in some areas in Europe. A misguided trade conflict could undermine years of solar industry progress, investment and innovation in Europe.”