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Scotland’s CCL joins Trina Solar distributor network to sell PV modules in UK

Glasgow reseller CCL Components forms UK distribution agreement with China’s Trina Solar to stock PV module range

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CCL’s partnership with Trina Solar comes as the Scottish firm increases its focus on the UK PV module distribution market

Scottish firm CCL Components (CCL) has formed a distribution agreement with Trina Solar to sell a range of the Chinese manufacturer’s PV modules in the UK. The distribution agreement will see CCL, a Glasgow-based technical reseller of renewable, portable, and backup power solutions, stock 250W polycrystalline and 260W monocrystalline PV modules from Trina Solar’s Honey range.

The partnership comes as CCL increases its focus on the PV module distribution market, having previously specialised in inverters, batteries, chargers, and DC solutions.

CCL managing director Paul R Brooks said the company identified Trina Solar as a PV module manufacturer with a business philosophy which matched its own.

“The range of products on the market is expanding rapidly, and more and more installation companies are diversifying into solar PV,” he said. “In this climate, it is important for distributors to act as more than just wholesalers. At CCL we focus on understanding customer needs and providing high-quality sales and technical support; this matches what we saw of the way Trina Solar operates.

“When we were looking for the perfect module manufacturer to partner with, Trina Solar’s global stature and the quality of its products stood out – but the similarity of its approach to ours was another major factor in our decision,” Brooks added.

Richard Rushin, UK sales manager at Trina Solar, said PV will play an increasingly prominent role in the UK’s renewable energy mix as the market matures, so it is important companies have the best information and advice.

He said: “The commercial installation sector is ripe for growth. More and more companies are realising the potential savings to be made through self-consumption. The PV market in the UK has matured to the point where concerns about subsidy cuts and economic viability are not really relevant to commercial projects.

“PV is going to play an increasingly prominent role in the UK’s renewable energy mix as the market continues to mature, and against that backdrop it is vital that customers have access to the best possible information and advice. PV is a long-term investment, and high-quality product and technical support will go a long way to helping customers make well-informed decisions,” Rushin said.