Trina Solar To Promote New Technologies

Launch New Tracker at South Korea’s Green Energy Expo in Daegu

Trina Solar exhibited at Green Energy Expo in Daegu (12-14 April) announcing the launch of the second generation of its highly successful TrinaTracker Vanguard 2P tracker. Following the successful announcement of TrinaTracker’s selection by Samsung C&T on the 875MW Qatar Energy project, Trina Solar is exhibiting the next generation of Vanguard 2P Tracker at the Green Energy Expo in South Korea.  

“Trina Solar has been in business for more than 25 years and we are synonymous with solar modules, but in response to market demand – especially for truly integrated solar solutions – we decided a few years ago to expand our product offering, to take a unique leadership position in the industry and become the only solar module manufacturer that can provide an integrative module and tracker solution,” says Andrew Gilhooly, Head of Utility, Commercial and Industrial Solutions for Trina Solar Asia Pacific. Besides solar modules and trackers, Trina Solar is proud to now expand its solution offering to actively promote in South Korea its vertically integrated “Elementa” battery energy storage solution.

The first-generation tracker was powered by a single electric motor which operated multiple drive points through a mechanical drivetrain, but the second-generation tracker has multiple motors to reduce installation and maintenance time, improve uptime and ensure perfect tracking synchronisation at all times.

The new generation Vanguard 2P tracker has undergone extensive wind tunnel tests and has the same industry leading low pile count – as low as seven – per tracker or one hundred per MegaWatt peak as the earlier generation module, contributing to typically one to two cents per Watt peak lower balance of system (BOS) costs, especially on sites with challenging geotechnical properties, like rocky sites requiring concrete, or cohesiveless soils requiring deeper embedment to three or even four metres like on our projects in New Zealand.

The tracker is designed to withstand difficult weather conditions: high heat and humidity, extreme cold temperatures, flood inundation, heavy snow loads and high winds – and even cyclonic winds with our 1P Vanguard tracker.

The Vanguard 2P tracker and modules also come with TrinaTracker’s SmartCloud SCADA system so operations and maintenance diagnostics can be performed remotely in real time.

Besides the second-generation tracker, Trina Solar showcased the company’s n-type solar technology at this week’s Green Energy Expo in Daegu.

The other n-type module on display be the Vertex S+ (NEG9R.28). This mono-facial dual-glass module; designed for residential, commercial and industrial applications; has power output up to 445W and efficiency up to 22.3%. At the Green Energy Expo, Trina Solar also exhibited its proven p-type technology modules. The Vertex DEG21C.20, a bifacial dual-glass module that has power output up to 665W and efficiency up to 21.4%. The bifacial p-type module, designed for utility-scale projects, uses 210mm-long solar cells and has a low voltage and high string power design, delivering lower balance of system (BOS) and a lower-levelized cost of energy (LCOE). There also displayed Vertex (DEG20C.20), a bifacial dual-glass p-type module that has maximum efficiency of 21.4% and maximum power output of 605W.

Andrew Gilhooly, Head of Utility, Commercial and Industrial Solutions for Trina Solar Asia Pacific, is explaining tracker technology to local journalists in Seoul on Apr 11

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