In the afternoon of June 3, 2016, the Energy Research Institute (ERI) of National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) (or more specifically, China National Renewable Energy Centre or CNREC) and Trina Solar Limited (TSL) signed a framework agreement on cooperation in Beijing and held a seminar on the development of photovoltaic industry. Mr. Ma Xiaohe, Deputy Director General of the Academy of Macroeconomic Research (AMC), Mr. Gao Guoli, Director of Research Management Department of AMC, Mr. Han Wenke, Director General of NDRC-ERI, Mr. Gao Shixian, Deputy Director of NDRC-ERI, and Mr. Lou Lizheng, Vice President of TSL, attended the signing ceremony and seminar. Mr. Wang Zhongying, Director General of CNREC and Deputy Director General of NDRC-ERI, presided over the meeting.
TSL is a globally leading provider of photovoltaic (PV) modules, system solutions and services, with industry leading performance in technological innovation, product quality, vertical integration, and environmental protection. By signing the framework agreement, CNREC and TSL can give play to their strengths and share their knowledge and information in policy analysis, strategic planning, technical progress, and industry development. Through the cooperation, TSL can serve as a research, practice and training base for young researchers. CNREC can obtain timely and comprehensive insight into the latest trends in the photovoltaic industry and provide practical information for the development of renewable energy development strategy and industrial development policy, which is an important component of the CNREC capacity building program. Following the signing ceremony, the two sides envisaged further cooperation based on discussion on a variety of topics, including cost reduction roadmap for PV power generation, battery technologies and future prospect, distributed PV development and future business models.