Next-generation Vertex series modules have output up to 600W.
Trina solar announced the next generation modules of their Vertex series, with an output up to 600W. The company expects to realize the mass production of a 550W series in the final quarter of this year.
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 and witnessed the new next-generation Vertex series modules.
Dr Zhang Yingbin, Head of Product Strategy and Value Management at Trina Solar, said at the event: “The next-generation Vertex modules enhanced by a host of forward-looking innovations, including a 210mm silicon wafer, high-density packaging and multi-busbar technologies, deliver photoelectric conversion efficiency of more than 21 percent. 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. 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.”
The next-generation Vertex series modules hold three key advantages, including: the combination of non-destructive cutting, high-density packaging and multi-busbar technologies; low voltage and improvement in power output of a single module string by more than 35 percent; and significant value in greatly reducing balance-of-system costs.
Cao Bo, vice general manager and executive vice president of Trina Solar, said: “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. We are honored that the next-generation Vertex series, built on the basis of a new and forward-looking technology platform, has been recognized by key partners across the photovoltaic industry chain. As one of the members of the 600W+ Photovoltaic Open Innovation Ecological Alliance, Trina Solar is devoted to working with others in the industry to promote the sustainable development of the sector.”
According to the product sheet for the series, the 132-cell panel is available in six versions offering power outputs of 635-660 W and with efficiency ranging from 20.4-21.2%. The panels measure 2,384×1,303x35mm and weigh 33.9kg. The module features a white backsheet, a 35 mm anodized aluminum frame and 32 mm of tempered glass with an anti-reflection coating. Its junction box has an IP 68 rating.