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CHANGZHOU, China, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, today announced that its subsidiary, Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd.,{pagebreak} entered into a sales agreement with Spanish customer Gestamp Asetym Solar, S.L. ("GA Solar"). The agreement was signed during the recent World Future Energy Summit 2009 in Abu Dhabi, held on January 19-21.Under the terms of this agreement, Trina Solar will supply GA Solar between 20 to 36 MW of PV modules for one year at pre-determined prices. Shipments under this agreement have recently been initiated."We are excited to have entered into this sales agreement which affirms our successful long-term supply partnership with GA Solar in the past," stated Mr. Arturo Herrero, Vice-President of Sales & Marketing of Trina Solar. "GA Solar's plan to implement new solar projects in markets such as Italy, Greece, the United States and the Middle East will be supported by their parent company's presence in over twenty countries, and we believe that our experience in working with PV system integrators can play an important part in

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KUKA innovation at the Photovoltaic Technology Show 2009Solar modules for a perfect frame (of mind)Augsburg, 17 February 2009 (pk) - KUKA Systems is presenting its new ROBO FRAME module (for which a patent application has been filed) at this year's PTS (Photovoltaic Technology Show) trade fair in Munich. Furthermore, KUKA Systems will also be displaying there its entire product range for flexibly automated production systems for solar modules.{pagebreak}ROBO FRAME uses an industrial robot with a high payload capacity for the automatic framing of solar modules. The main advantages of this production process are the prevention of deformation and scratching, improved quality of the end product, and greater throughput of the production system as a result of precision and high availability.In the ROBO FRAME system, the robot grips the prepared laminate on the glass side and guides it precisely into the prepared frame parts. In a sequence of four steps, the long frame parts are joined first, then the short frame parts into which the corner connectors have already been inserted automatically. Addi-tional clips and a level support plate ensure that the forces applied to the lami-nate during assembly of the frame parts are kept to a minimum, thereby pre-venting deformation.The

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* Practical experiences of DIS AG confirm: Extensive and sophisticated qualification concepts work* Andreas Dinges: "It is time to add some life to the initiative."Düsseldorf - October 22, 2008. DIS AG, the market leader in hiring and placement of skilled personnel and managers, welcomed the government's new educational initiative, which was introduced and resolved today at the educational summit in Dresden.{pagebreak}"In view of increasing deficits in skilled personnel, it is imperative to put underway comprehensive and future-oriented concepts", said Andreas Dinges, Chairman of the Board of DIS AG. "Our own programmes for training, further development, and qualifications show that long-term and responsible thinking, as well as forgetting about preconceptions are extremely effective methods to counteract this omnipresent lack of skilled personnel." Andreas Dinges welcomes the government's efforts in that area, and sees it as a first step on the way to countermanding this lack, provided the planned federal initiative for additional qualifications will progress beyond a mere declaration of intent.DIS AG speaks from experience, because the company has been active in all areas of qualification for years - from educational support in early childhood, right down to additional training for older employees. And DIS AG doesn't turn its back on

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* Opinions of applicants and employees of fundamental importance* Nationwide survey of over 3200 people in Germany's industry sectorDüsseldorf, July 9, 2008 - DIS AG is currently optimising their recruitment processes for the industry sector, {pagebreak}in order to counteract the lack of skilled employees, and to be able to satisfy future demands faster and more accurately. DIS AG has based these optimisations on nationwide surveys of over 3200 applicants and employees: "We needed an accurate summary of our current recruiting processes, in order to better identify areas, where optimisation was needed", explained Florian Bittner, head of process management with DIS AG. "We thought it therefore prudent to go right to the source - and ask our employees and applicants."Almost a quarter of all people contacted participated in the survey. The questions honed in on applicants' requirements in regards to an ideal application process. Queried were necessary components in the recruitment process, as well as what in applicants' eyes would be the best time scales for the process.DIS AG rewarded participants with various prizes, which were raffled off among all entries. On Tuesday, July 8, first prize, a travel voucher for EUR 1000, was presented to René Ollermann at the DIS

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WAVE AND TIDAL ENERGYPopulation growth, rising demand for energy, annual increases in power costs, political uncertainty, pressure to cut carbon emissions: any one of these issues would make the development of secure supplies of clean energy important; together they make it imperative. That's why there is strong demand for the power that wave and tidal farms can generate.{pagebreak}Societies across the world are increasingly dependent on the security and reliability of their power supply. In order to meet this demand both now and in the future, energy suppliers are looking for environmentally sound power solutions that provide a sustainable supply. Marine power (both wave and tidal) is predictable and highly abundant, providing an environmentally friendly solution to power demand for generations to come.Global estimates of exploitable marine energy indicate that it has the capacity to supply 10% of the world's electricity needs, excluding the power captured to run desalination or hydrogen electrolysis plants and other commercial energy uses.The UK is recognised as one of the best locations for marine energy in the world. According to the Carbon Trust's own Future Marine Energy Challenge report (2006), wave and tidal energy could account for up to 20% of UK electricity consumption.Demand for wave

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* Findings by D-Statis and OECD show definite demand* Demonstrating higher appreciation for temporary employees* Lack in skilled personnel: better utilisation of available potential{pagebreak}Düsseldorf, September 10, 2008 - Andreas Dinges, Chairman of the Board of DIS Deutscher Industrie Service AG, has today called for a re-evaluation of social realities and job opportunities posed by temporary employment, without any preconceptions. Latest publications by the Federal Statistics Office showed that it is high time to accept temporary employment as an important economic factor, and to show highest appreciation for temporary employees, Dinges declared today at a management meeting.Temporary employment is not only an important factor in regards to job security, but also - in particular in the area of specialised contract work - a factor for prosperity and future security of company locations. In an international context, temporary employment numbers in Germany are with 1.3 percent still significantly lower than those of other industrial nations, like Great Britain (4.5%), the Netherlands (2.5%), France (2.4%), or Japan with 1.9%.Dinges called for a different classification of temporary employment in Germany. More and more contract workers are employed in qualified or highly specialised positions, and are paid on the level of traditional employment. In effect,

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* Exclusive contract across Germany with re:Store GmbH, the Apple Premium Reseller* First outlet to be opened on September 12* Deployment of innovative e-recruiting tool eMaRS{pagebreak}Düsseldorf, September 10, 2008 - DIS AG, the market leader in hiring and placement of skilled personnel and managers, will exclusively provide personnel for the new chain of Apple Premium Reseller Stores. re:Store GmbH is set to open branches in all federal states, and have set themselves ambitious targets. The first store is set to open at the Waterfront location in Bremen on September 12. For the recruitment of suitable personnel, the company relies on the experience and competence of DIS AG, which can once again prove that it is more than just a temporary employment company.In addition to providing qualified employees, DIS AG offers the entire spectrum of personnel services - from personnel provision to consultancy right down to planning and staffing of entire company locations. An expertise, on which now also the Apple partner re:Store will rely."Particularly in the retail industry, relevant qualifications of applicants are an important point", Marion Lebkücher, key account manager for eMaRS at DIS AG explains. "That is particularly true for retail chains like re:Store, dealing with a premium

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* Squeeze out of minority shareholders of DIS Deutscher Industrie Service AG (DIS AG) registered in commercial register* Payment of the compensation to minority shareholders and option holders started* Annual General Meeting of 14 August 2008 is called off{pagebreak}Dusseldorf, June 19, 2008 - The commercial registry of the local court of Düsseldorf (Amtsgericht Düsseldorf) today registered the resolution of the shareholders' meeting of 20 December 2007 regarding the squeeze out of the remaining minority shareholders of DIS AG in the commercial register of the company (HRB 34345). Upon registration of the squeeze out resolution in the commercial register, by operation of law, the shares in DIS AG held by minority shareholders were transferred to Adecco Germany Holding GmbH and the outstanding stock options were transformed into a claim for compensation against Adecco Germany Holding GmbH.Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt, which is mandated for the settlement of the squeeze out, will shortly distribute the compensation of EUR 113.00 per share in DIS AG to minority shareholders. DIS AG will handle the payment of the compensation to stock option holders by order and for account of Adecco Germany Holding GmbH. DIS AG has called off the Annual General Meeting, which had been duly

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* Sales increased to 452.8 million euro, earnings before taxes (EBT) increasedby 28 % to 64.9 million euro* Focus on specialists and executives answers market trends* Disproportionate growth of divisions engineering and IT{pagebreak}Dusseldorf, March 25, 2008 - DIS Deutscher Industrie Service AG achieved a further positivegrowth in sales and results for the fiscal year 2007. The recruitment specialist was able toincrease its sales and result considerably. Turnover was increased by 13.4 % to 452.8 millioneuro. This increase can be attributed to a positive economic development with a growth of2.5 % during the reporting period, and the increase in temporary employment as a means toachieve more flexibility. "All in all, temporary work can look back on a good year", AndreasDinges, CEO of DIS AG, comments. "In particular, our focus on the temporary placementand recruitment of qualified employees has proved itself, because companies increasinglyrecognise that finding the right specialists and executives for the right job is critical forbusiness success". The lack of specialists, resulting from demographic changes and aging ofthe work force is already apparent in companies. "Here, specialists from DIS AG, which canbe placed immediately, and are specialised in the required field of expertise, are an importantpositive point with respect to

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Munich, January 2009 - Yamaichi Electronics presents the new product series Y-Sol® for the complete wiring of PV systems for the first time at the intersolar 2008 trade show in Munich. PV module junction boxes for silicon and thin film modules as well as connector and cables ensure reliable operation of the systems for their entire life as well as their highest possible efficiency level. All products are developed and manufactured in Germany.{pagebreak}Junction boxes with IP65 protection class are available for both module technologies - silicon modules (monocrystalline and polycrystalline) as well as thin film modules. Junction boxes are installed on the back of the PV modules. They have to primarily conduct the direct current generated by the module to the outside via contact terminals. The junction box comprises, with silicon wafer based modules, one or more voltage-controlled bypass diodes depending on the application. There is one bypass diode at most in the junction box for thin film modules. If one module fails due to shadowing or soiling, for instance, the bypass diodes will ensure that the current is conducted around the affected cell areas.One feature of the Yamaichi junction box, also called J-Box, is the use of SMD diodes

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