Trina Solar's Chief Scientist Dr. Pierre Verlinden Receives William R. Cherry Award

CHANGZHOU, China -- Trina Solar Limited announce that Dr. Pierre Verlinden, its Vice President and Chief Scientist, the Vice-Chair for the State Key Laboratory of Photovoltaic Science and Technology (SKL PVST) will receive the 2016 William R. Cherry Award (the "Award"), one of the most distinguished awards in the solar photovoltaic (PV) energy industry, at the 43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference in Portland, USA on June 6th. He will also have the distinction of delivering his Award acceptance talk during the conference opening keynote session.

The William R. Cherry award, which is named in honor of William R. Cherry, a founder of the photovoltaic community, recognizes the individual engineers or scientists who have made significant contributions to the science and/or technology of PV energy conversion, with dissemination of substantial and important publications and presentations. Dr. Verlinden was honored with the Award for his great contribution and dedication over the past three decades at the forefront of PV technology and commercialization, leading technological advances including the IBC (interdigitated back contact) cell, silicon and multijunction CPV cells, and his overall leadership of key R&D organizations.

At the SKL PVST, Dr. Verlinden has led a team of PV researchers and scientists to enhance Trina Solar's key PV technologies through innovation that has resulted in several world records in cell and module efficiencies in recent years. He has also been pivotal in establishing high efficiency solar cell programs and fostering collaboration with international PV scholars and institutions, promoting the SKL PVST to be one of the most advanced research centers in photovoltaics.

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