TotalEnergies could be dragged to arbitration by the relative energy minnow, Trina Solar Ltd, in an ongoing row about a breach of contract. The French oil giant instigated legal action against Trina earlier this summer, claiming Trina US had conspired to inflate the agreed price of its solar modules, costing the company more than $100 million in losses.


However, Trina has now hit back, insisting the matter belongs in arbitration while dismissing the oil giant’s claims as “fatally deficient” and “misleading”.