Trina claims world efficiency multi-crystalline silicon modules record
The efficiency rating was independently confirmed by the National Center of Supervision and Inspection on Solar Photovoltaic Product Quality (CPVT) in Wuxi, China. The result represents a new world record for a multi-crystalline silicon module composed of 60 high-efficiency Honey Plus multi-crystalline silicon cells (156×156 mm2), fabricated with advanced technologies including back surface passivation, local back surface field and half-cell module technologies developed by Trina Solar. The multi-crystalline Honey Plus solar cells, the brand name for Trina’s PERC solar cells, are now in mass production. The half-cell module technology is not currently part of the Honey Plus products, but will be incorporated at a later date.
Dr. Pierre Verlinden, Vice-President and Chief Scientist of Trina Solar, said: "To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that a multi-crystalline silicon PV module reaches an efficiency higher than 19%. It demonstrates that multi-crystalline silicon PV modules can reach an efficiency level that was reserved to the most efficient solar cells before, such as mono-crystalline IBC or heterojunction cells. This milestone achievement is the result of a very close collaboration among our silicon crystallization, solar cell and module scientists. We believe that innovation is playing the very essential role to Trina’s sustainable growth and long-term success. Our focus remains on developing innovative and cutting-edge solar power products and technologies to strengthen our leadership in the PV industry."
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