-A technology assessment report (also referred to as a "bankability report") from DNV GL highlights that the main advantage of TrinaPro is the integration of modules, inverters, trackers, control algorithms and cloud-based monitoring for a turn-key solution.
PVTIME - Trina Solar Co., Ltd ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), the world's leading PV and smart energy solution provider, announced today that the company has received the Technology Assessment Report for the TrinaPro Smart Solar Solution ("the Report") from DNV GL, a quality assurance and risk management company with global reach.
The core components of the TrinaPro solution consist of modules manufactured by Trina Solar, trackers manufactured by NClave, a Trina Solar
subsidiary, and inverters manufactured by qualified suppliers. These
core components are integrated with a smart tracking algorithm and
cloud-based operations and maintenance platform.
The Report proved that the potential energy gain of the TrinaPro
solution and its smart tracking algorithm, based on independent energy
simulations and a review of some field testing. While energy gain varies
depending on location and weather conditions, DNV GL estimated the energy gain for the TrinaPro smart tracking algorithm to be 0.6%-1% for a test site in Viana, Spain, 0.4-1.9% energy gain on cloudy days, and the gain even attaining up to 5% under specific scenarios.
DNV GL has developed a detailed and efficient process for evaluating
technical documentation and provides investors with the information and
opinion they need to gain comfort with an unfamiliar product. The
evaluation team has reviewed engineering drawings, structural analyses,
test reports, installation procedures, quality plans, operations and
maintenance documentation, and performance analyses provided by Trina Solar. DNV GL has also visited the module and tracker manufacturing facilities in China and Spain to evaluate manufacturing and quality processes.
MinWah Leung, Project Manager at DNV GL said: "TrinaPro is an
integrated system of modules, inverters, and trackers tied with a smart
tracking algorithm, control network, and a cloud-based O&M platform
with mobile app capabilities. The main advantage of TrinaPro is the
system integration for a turn-key solution. Projects are designed with
megawatt blocks and TrinaPro allows for integrated project management,
installation, components, and monitoring. While TrinaPro's software
controls and cloud-based O&M platform are new, Trina uses existing
module, inverter, and tracker products in the industry. DNV GL considers
that Trina Solar is capable of supplying a product that does not pose atypical risks."
Yin Rongfang, Vice General Manager and EVP at Trina Solar, said: "The
comprehensive assessment of DNV GL once again proves that TrinaPro's
leading technology delivers a top bankability performance in the global
market. TrinaPro is the industry's first smart photovoltaic solution and
is currently the only PV solution proven by an international
third-party. With TrinaPro expanding its global footprint, an increasing
number of customers can expect to derive enhanced investment income as a