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Trina Solar’s new Vertex module series is based on large format 210mm silicon wafers and monocrystalline PERC cell technology. Its innovative design combines novel multi-busbar triple-cut cells, non-destructive cell cutting and high packing density. The result: 500W+ output power and 21%+ module efficiency.

This unique approach ensures meeting relevant technical safety specifications in project development, and seamless integration into existing standard system design. The new module is compatible with available BOS components such as inverters, trackers, and mounting systems. Vertex can reduce BOS by 6-8% and LCOE by 3-4%.

VERTEX BY TRINA SOLAR –  MODULE WHITE PAPER

VERTEX BY TRINA SOLAR – BACKSHEET DATASHEET

VERTEX BY TRINA SOLAR – BIFACIAL DATASHEET

VERTEX BY TRINA SOLAR – PRESENTATION SLIDES

VERTEX BY TRINA SOLAR – PRODUCT INTRODUCTION BY DR FENG, HEAD OF R&D (13 mins)

VERTEX BY TRINA SOLAR – PRODUCT VIDEO (2 mins)

TRINA SOLAR PRODUCT CATALOGUE

Speaker Presentations

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500 W AND BEYOND – HOW A HIGHER POWER RATING CAN REDUCE SYSTEM COST AND LCOE

What does it mean for future projects when the output of modules continuously increases, even exceeding the threshold of 500 watts per module? The latest module from Trina Solar has a nominal output of up to 505 watts, while measuring 2.19 x 1.10 meters. The active surface is significantly larger than before, thanks to the large wafer format that the company uses. In this webinar, we will examine what this larger format means for the installation process, and how the higher power rating can have a positive impact on overall system cost and levelized cost of energy (LCOE).

Max Mittag, Head of Module Simulation at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy, examines the effects of larger wafers and how it improves performance if they are not cut in half, but into three parts before assembly in the module.

Klaus Hofmeister, Product Marketing Manager at Trina Solar in Europe, will introduce the company’s new Vertex module series. They are offered both as bifacial glass-glass modules and as monofacial glass-backsheet modules. Hofmeister will explain which modules are best suited for different applications and show how more powerful modules reduce system costs through savings in handling and in cases where space is limited.

Topics

  • Larger active module area due to third cut cells and smaller spacing
  • Taking advantage of the 210mm wafer, the largest currently on the market
  • Analysis at cell-to-module and cell-to-system levels, and why the advantage won’t always show under standard test conditions
  • Third cut cell modules bifacial (glass-glass) and monofacial (glass-backsheet)
  • How much can the new power class reduce the balance of systems cost and the LCOE?

SOLAR AS A KEY PART OF THE NEW EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL

On December 2019, the European Commission unveiled its proposal for a European Green Deal, with the aim to make European the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. As the lowest cost and most easily deployed renewable technology, solar has a key role to deliver on Europe’s ambitions. This session will look at the key policy and regulatory challenges to make Solar the core of Europe’s future energy system, and deliver on the long term jobs and growth promised by the European Green Deal. It will also reflect on the impact of COVID-19 and draw-up proposals for a solar-proof EU recovery plan.

Aurélie Beauvais, Policy Director, Solar Power Europe

ENERGY PRICING & PPAS – THREE PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSION

This joint session will look at recent capture prices and discuss the impact that global lockdowns have had on power prices and ask how much further these could be expected to go. Attendees will hear from different market analysts tracking prices and ask what’s next for power prices and how asset owners will shift their strategies for the new normal.

 TRACKING PPAS: COVID-19’S IMPACT ON PRICING AND DEAL FLOW IN EUROPE

  • Short term impact we have seen recently
  • Is this the start of the new normal?
  • How volatile should we expect the market to be?
  • Is there enough liquidity in the market?
 
Presented by Luca Pedretti, COO & Co-Founder, Pexapark AG
 

TRENDS IN SUCCESSFUL PPAS FOR UNSUBSIDISED PROJECTS IN EUROPE

This second session will look at the current European landscape from the point of view of Our New Energy, the leading European PPA advisor having closed +2.5 GW of long term PPAs for unsubsidised assets across Europe. Their Partner Mikkel Kring will outline 3 key strategic topics that they currently see for successful investors/developers across Europe. As markets move successively, significant learnings from first mover markets can be utilities to ensure smooth transitions and efficient deployment of capital.

Presented by Mikkel Kring, Partner, Our New Energy

IN THE BATTLE FOR MARKET SHARE IN THE POWER MIX: SOLAR HAS WON. WHAT NEXT?

This session will explore some of the macro and longer term issues which are impacting power prices, asset values and the wider industry. We will look at which trends are short term impacts as a result of covid19 but also pick up on the way it has magnified existing challenges in the sector and discuss how the industry can evolve.

Presented by Laurent Segalen, Managing Partner, Megawatt-X Ltd

Editorial Resources

We do more than just events! Our colleagues at PV Tech Power have curated the following articles from recent volumes of the magazine. Click the download buttons below to access the PDFs.

 

Author: Javier Revuelta, ÅF Pöyry Management Consulting

First Published: December 2019  (PV Tech Power Volume 21)

 

Author: Ben Willis, Solar Media

First Published: December, 2019 (PV Tech Power Volume 21)

 

Authors: Andrew Hedges, Caileen Kateri Gamache and Lee Donovan of Norton Rose Fulbright

First Published: August 2019 (PV Tech Power Volume 20)

 

Authors: José Rojo, Solar Media

First Published: May 2019 (PV Tech Power Volume 19)

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