PVTIME – Trina Solar Co., Ltd ("Trina Solar"
or the "Company"), a global leading provider of integrated PV modules
and smart energy solutions, has just shipped the first lot of its Vertex series
modules. The Vertex series modules, with conversion efficiency of up to 21 per
cent, boasts power output exceeding 500W. With this shipment, Trina Solar sets a new benchmark for the global
photovoltaic industry following the company's announcement 11 days ago of the
pilot line for the mass production of the Vertex series modules.
The facility waiting for the delivery, in Sri Lanka, has a capacity of 10 MW. It will deploy the
modules upon arrival and is expected to complete grid connection during the
third quarter of this year. Incorporating 210mm cells, the Vertex series
modules integrate advanced three-piece, non-destructive cutting and
high-density packaging technologies.
The Vertex series, includes bifacial double-glass modules
and back sheet modules, delivering high power output, high reliability, high
efficiency and high power generation. According to data from Trina Solar's State Key Laboratory of PV Science and
Technology, taking a large-scale ground power station in China's Heilongjiang
province as an example, compared with conventional 410W bifacial double-glass
modules, the Vertex bifacial double-glass modules can reduce balance-of-system
costs by 6 to 8 per cent and the levelized cost of energy by 3 to 4 per cent.
Trina Solar vice general manager and executive vice president Yin Rongfang
said: "Our customers worldwide have shown a strong interest in 500W+
Vertex series modules, which are not only suitable for utility scale solar
plant but also for commercial and industrial scale solar project seeking to
raise their level of efficiency. We plan to continue shipping more Vertex
series modules to customers worldwide. The era of 500W+ power output is here,
and the high-efficiency and high-power Vertex series modules are playing a
critical role in the industry."