China-based photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer Trina Solar has launched its bifacial module, Duomax Twin. The new solution integrates Trina Solar’s bifacial passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) cell and the Duomax module technology. According to the company, Duomax Twin generates power from both the front and back of the solar module and performs well under weak light conditions. The front side receives direct sunlight while the rear side receives reflected and scattered light.
Trina Solar claims that as compared to traditional single-sided modules, the Duomax Twin can deliver around 25 per cent additional generating capacity. Since bifacial modules absorb solar radiation from both sides, they allow a variety of tilt and installation options and are ideal for elevated ground, rooftop, desert and snow area installations or on-water applications, and the dual-glass design used in all Duomax panels can provide durability in harsh environments.