Trina Solar Co. announced the global launch of TrinaPro Mega last week, a smart PV solution that adds its ultra-high-power 500W Vertex modules (debuted in February) to its optimized TrinaPro system. With solar energy fast approaching grid parity, TrinaPro Mega aims to resolve several application challenges faced by existing systems.
To understand the approach with Mega, go back to 2018, when Trina Solar unveiled the smart PV solution “TrinaPro” for large-scale power stations. Based on system design and software algorithms, the solution integrates bifacial and high-efficiency PV modules, smart tracking systems and reliable inverters into a turnkey package. It also wraps in integrated services and a smart O&M management platform, lowering the balance-of-system (BOS) cost by up to 15% and increasing power generation by up to 8%.
Based on that TrinaPro solution, TrinaPro Mega upgrades the long-string trackers for 500W-plus power modules. It integrates Vertex modules, Trina Solar’s independently developed TCU, smart tracking algorithms and SCADA monitoring systems.
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“The PV industry has embraced the 500W-plus power since the beginning of the year,” said Yin Rongfang, vice general manager and vice president of Trina Solar. “The Vertex module demonstrates Trina Solar’s strong ability at innovation and provides the industry with an entirely new technical platform. Moreover, Vertex facilitates the commercialization of new technologies and paves the way for the next module power upgrade to 600W.”
For a variety of application scenarios defined by complicated geography, uneven terrain and wind speeds, TrinaPro Mega provides customized solutions to ensure system reliability and efficiency. To date, DNV GL has completed the bankability certification for the TrinaPro Mega smart solution.
“Based on the Vertex module, we launched TrinaPro Mega in a move to increase value for our clients via smart upgrades to more advanced system solutions. By enhancing ultra-high power module performance and lowering the LCOE, TrinaPro Mega brings stable investment returns”, Yin Rongfang added.
— Solar Builder magazine