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 for Trina Solar Co.’s two next-generation Vertex series modules with power output of up to 600 W.
The next-generation Vertex modules includes innovations such as 210 mm silicon wafers, high-density packaging and multi-busbar technologies to “deliver photoelectric conversion efficiency of more than 21 percent,” says Zhang Yingbin, Head of Product Strategy and Value Management at Trina Solar at the event.
“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,” he says. “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.”
Crucial to the next-generation Vertex series modules is the low voltage and improvement in power output of a single module string by more than 35 percent which has a big impact on reducing balance-of-system costs.
“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,” said Cao Bo, vice general manager and executive vice president of Trina Solar.
Trina Solar expects to realize the mass production of a 550W series in the final quarter of this year.
— Solar Builder magazine