Trina Solar has released its new module for the residential and commercial rooftop markets: Vertex S.
Vertex combines 210-mm (G12) wafers, multi-busbar design, non-destructive cutting and high density packing. By introducing this platform to the new Vertex S family, Trina Solar is able to boost Vertex S’s output power to more than 405 W, a power increase of up to 60 W or 17% compared with previous product generations. Module efficiency has also increased by 1% to more than 21%.
With Vertex S, Trina Solar has created a universal solution for rooftops with a high degree of performance and flexibility. The product series is designed for compatibility with existing mainstream mounting systems, optimizers and inverters for residential and commercial application. The product has a dimension of 1,754 mm x 1,096 mm and weighs at 21 kg (46 lb). Electrical parameters are kept within the operating limits of standard inverters. The Vertex S product family comes in three versions: the DE09, DE09.05 and DE09.08. Each of these modules has been designed to feature an easy-to-handle format and light weight for ease of rooftop mounting.
The module does have a unique look: with 120 shingled cells, the module is not exactly symmetrical with its support frame.
Vertex S modules come with an upgraded product warranty of 15 years. At the same time, Trina Solar also ensures that Vertex S is a greener product by improving the production process and focusing on sustainable waste management within factories and manufacturing equipment. Due to its smaller dimensions relative to similar modules, Vertex S maximizes the number of modules that can be shipped per container, reducing carbon emissions caused by transportation. Furthermore, the new module series comes in completely recyclable wood and carton packaging.
Gao Jifan, Board Chairman of Trina Solar, said: “The Vertex S series is another milestone in the long developmental history of the PV industry. This product is a module with ultra-high power and a small form factor, tailored to the needs of rooftops and distributed energy systems. We have enriched distributed energy market products with 210-mm technology, which have been approved by large ground-based power plant customers. We have already sold more than 2 GW to global customers since its launch less than six months ago. Distributed energy and EPC customers have been actively requesting a high-power module solution to cater to residential and commercial needs. Therefore, the Vertex S products emerge as the times require and can be trusted to deliver. As a market leader, it is in our veins to push the boundaries in terms of what can be achieved in the areas of efficiency, power and reliability.”
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