After an independent evaluation, TÜV Rheinland has concluded that Trina Solar’s Vertex module is able to reach 515.8W power output. The Vertex is one of the first ultra-high power modules to be certified by international testing institutions. It has passed the TÜV Rheinland photovoltaic module IEC test and been granted both the IEC 61215 PV module performance standard and the IEC 61730 PV module safety standard certificates.
Trina Solar had commenced formal mass production of the Vertex pilot line on March 18 and the ship-ment of the first Vertex order on March 27.
“The Vertex has built a brand new technological platform by integrating and innovating a variety of technologies such as 210 mm large size silicon wafers, multi-busbars, 1/3 cut technology, non-destructive cutting, and high-density packaging, providing us with a glimpse into the future developmental direction while keeping us excited about the possibilities,” Yin Rongfang, Vice General Manager and EVP at Trina Solar said.
With the development and improvement of the industry chain, especially the improvement in glass supply capacity, adding another column of cells to the existing five-column layout design can increase the Vertex module’s power output to more than 600 W, Yin claims.
“Furthermore, with PERC+ cell conversion efficiency anticipated to surpass 24%, combined with other factors such as the optimization in module design, improvements in load capacity as well as downstream installation, the Vertex modules’ power output will continue to increase. This pro-vides the direction and path for the iterative development of PV modules, which will further drive the continuous decrease in the BOS and LCOE of PV systems,” Yin added.
— Solar Builder magazine