Trina Solar Limited (TSL, Chinese: 天合光能有限公司) is a Chinese company located in the province of Jiangsu, with numerous branches in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America, which is listed on the PPVX solar share index and on the NYSE. Founded in 1997 by Jifan Gao the company develops and produces ingots, wafers, solar cells and solar modules. In the past few years Trina Solar was listed repeatedly on the Fortune list of the top 100 of the world’s fastest growing companies (in 2011 No. 11). Trina Solar has developed a vertically integrated supply chain, from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of modules. The company has shipped solar modules with a total output of 11 GW until the end of 2014. In the financial year of 2014 a total of 3. 66 GW have been shipped, making Trina Solar the top PV module supplier globally as IHS reported. Trina Solar surpassed Yingli as the world's biggest solar panel maker.