Trina Solar has announced the launch of two next-generation Vertex series modules with power output of up to 600 W. The company expects to realize the mass production of a 550-W series in the final quarter of this year.
Several representatives of upper, middle and lower streams of the industrial value chain of the 600W+ Photovoltaic Open Innovation Ecological Alliance, representing manufacturers of silicon, wafers, cells, modules, trackers, inverters, materials and equipment, took part in a launch event in China and witnessed the new next-generation Vertex series modules.
Dr Zhang Yingbin, Head of Product Strategy and Value Management at Trina Solar, said at the event: “The next-generation Vertex modules enhanced by a host of forward-looking innovations, including a 210-mm silicon wafer, high-density packaging and multi-busbar technologies, deliver photoelectric conversion efficiency of more than 21%. By virtue of low-voltage and high-module string power output, the new Vertex series unlocks huge potential for further reducing balance-of-system costs. By collaborating with key players across the industry chain, we believe the Vertex modules developed on the basis of a new technology platform will help reduce the levelized cost of energy across various applications and maximize customer value.”
The 210-mm wafer is called “G12,” while the more common M2 wafer is sized at 156.75 mm. Many companies are taking the slight step to 166-mm wafers, also known as M6 wafers.
Cao Bo, vice general manager and executive vice president of Trina Solar, said: “To create a high-quality module product that excels in the market with comprehensive functionalities, we needed to take into account each process across the industry chain, the ultimate goal being to maximize value for customers by improving the power output of the modules and increasing power generation. We are honored that the next-generation Vertex series, built on the basis of a new and forward-looking technology platform, has been recognized by key partners across the photovoltaic industry chain. As one of the members of the 600W+ Photovoltaic Open Innovation Ecological Alliance, Trina Solar is devoted to working with others in the industry to promote the sustainable development of the sector.”
Also involved in the Alliance are module companies Risen Energy and JA Solar, and many more Chinese players.
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