Trina claims new solar power R&D breakthrough

Source:Trina Solar

Trina Solar Limited, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions and services, announced that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology has set a new world record for power output from a high efficiency multi-crystalline silicon PV module.

Trina Solar's Honey Plus multi-crystalline silicon PV module reached a new power output record of 324.5Wp, which has been independently certified by TUV Rheinland. This result marks a new world record for a multi-crystalline silicon module composed of 60 high-efficiency Honey Plus multi-crystalline silicon cells (156×156mm2) produced with advanced technologies including back surface passivation and local back surface field, which were developed by Trina Solar and are currently in pilot production.

This further builds on the Company's recent new world record for its Honey Plus p-type PERC cell which reached an efficiency of 20.76% as independently confirmed by Fraunhofer ISE CalLab in Germany. This result was listed in the "Solar Cell Efficiency Table (Version 45)" in the current issue of Progress in Photovoltaics (source: Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 2015; 23:1–9) and was also recognized as an R&D highlight at the 6th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-6).

Trina Solar has set four new world records in 2014 for p-type PERC cells and modules. These include new records for large-area (156×156 mm2) p-type silicon substrates of 21.40% for mono-crystalline and 20.76% for multi-crystalline silicon solar cells, as well as new peak power output records for commercial PV modules of 335.2Wp for mono-crystalline and 324.5Wp for multi-crystalline silicon solar cells.

"At the Trina Solar State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology (SKL PVST), our focus is on delivering meaningful scientific and technological innovations," said Dr. Zhiqiang Feng, vice president of Trina Solar and director of the SKL PVST. "We are proud to have set several new world records for PV cells and modules on large-area substrates in 2014 which have delivered improvements to the efficiency, reliability and cost of crystalline silicon photovoltaic devices. Such R&D breakthroughs continue to demonstrate Trina Solar's position as the leader in technological innovations in the solar industry and sets base for future mass production of high efficiency products."

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