Trina Solar Launches 500w+ Ultra-High-Power New Modules, Setting New Benchmark for Era of PV 5.0

PVTIME - Trina Solar Co., Ltd ("Trina Solar" or the
"Company"), a global leading provider of integrated PV modules and
smart energy solutions, has formally unveiled its latest Duomax V bifacial
double-glass modules and Tallmax V back sheet. Based on the 210mm large-size
silicon wafer and monocrystalline PERC cell, the new modules come replete with
several innovative design features allowing high power output of more than
500Wp and module efficiency up to 21%, consolidating the Company's leadership
and embracing a new era of PV 5.0.

According to preliminary estimates from large-scale ground
mounted power stations in China's Heilongjiang province, compared with
conventional 410W bifacial double-glass modules, the 500W Duomax V can reduce
the balance-of-system (BOS) cost by 6 to 8 per cent and the levelized cost of
energy (LCOE) by 3 to 4 per cent. Trina Solar will formally start accepting
orders in the second quarter of 2020 and is set to achieve mass production in
the third quarter, with production capacity expected to exceed 5GW by the end
of the year.

Based on its superior multi-busbar technology, Trina
Solar's research and development team has introduced an innovative design that
integrates advanced three-piece, non-destructive cutting and high-density
packaging technologies. This further reduces the resistance loss and
significantly improves the anti-cracking, anti-hot spot performance of the
modules while maximizing space utilization. By doing so, the scientists created
high-power modules characterized by high efficiency and high reliability. If
the traditional half-cut cell design were applied to 210mm ultra-large silicon
wafers, the high current output characteristics of the modules could trigger
system challenges, or cause the module to crack or run afoul of DC terminal
limits.

In addition, the unique design of the new modules can
ensure that the output current, open circuit voltage and mechanical load of the
modules comply with relevant downstream technical safety specifications and can
seamlessly connect with the existing mainstream PV system design. At the launch
event, Trina Solar signed strategic cooperation agreements with POWERCHINA
Jiangxi Electric Power Construction, China Energy Engineering Investment's
Heilongjiang branch, Shouguang Power Investment Haobang New Energy, SEPCOIII
Electric Power Construction and other power generation-related firms, paving
the way for the full deployment of ultra-high-power modules in the terminal
market.

Trina Solar vice general manager and executive vice
president Yin Rongfang said, "Trina Solar has accumulated decades of
experience in module design and manufacturing. We hope to drive the
standardization of modules through our design and manufacturing advantages,
which will not only benefit many segments in the industrial chain, but also
enhances the design commonality of modules on the system side." Yin added,
"In addition to the product itself, a good module requires consideration
of its matching capability with existing systems. Thanks to Trina Solar's
experience in tracking systems, integrated solution and ground power station
projects, we explored and solved the potential challenges that could arise in
the practical application of the system early in the research and development
stage, and fully tapped the potential of the product. I believe our new modules
will bring the photovoltaic market to the next stage."

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