Leave it up to a Chinese company to create jobs on US soil. I mentioned the Sunpower plans to outsource manufacturing to Jabil Circuitwith operations in Mexico earlier. Trina Solar (TSL), a Chinese solarmanufacturer is announcing expansion plans of its own as it continuesto push into the US market, but unlike Sunpower, Trina will set up manufacturing in the US at the Port of Oakland this month in order to get product in the hands of US customers quickly.
"We are pleased to announce the establishment of our first warehousein North America, which will help to accommodate the growing demand forour products, pursue new relationships and better serve our customers,"said Arturo Herrero, Trina Solar’s Vice President of Sales &Marketing. "In addition, we view the outlook for PV installations inthe United States as positive given the national promotion of a greeneconomy to secure energy independence and create green jobs."