Trina Solar’s Latest N-type Modules Receive BIS Certification

NEW DELHI (4 October 2023) – Trina Solar, the leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, announced that its latest n-type solar modules, Vertex N NEG21C.20 and Vertex N NEG19RC.20, have received the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification.

These modules will be exhibited at the Renewable Energy India (REI) tradeshow being held in New Delhi.

Gaurav Mathur, Director of Trina Solar India, says: “The launch of our latest high-performance Vertex N modules into India, following the BIS certification, is in line with India’s target of having 500GW of renewable energy by 2030.”

The latest Vertex N NEG21C.20 offers 700W+ maximum power output and up to 22.5 percent module efficiency to deliver high customer value, reliability, energy yield, at lower levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and balance of system (BOS) cost. Meanwhile, the Vertex N NEG19RC.20 delivers power output of 610W and efficiency of up to 22.6 percent. Both these modules use larger-size solar cells, 210*210mm and 210*182mm respectively, that generate more power than earlier generation, smaller-size cells.

A notable feature of these modules is the cutting-edge i-TOPCon technology or tunnel oxide passivated contact cell technology that enhances energy conversion efficiency. The ultra-thin tunnelling oxide layer contains unabsorbed light, increasing the cells’ efficiency, allowing the module to harvest more energy per unit area.

The n-type modules also optimise bifacial power generation performance (bifaciality factor 80%±5%), and are highly compatible with TrinaTracker’s smart trackers, performing well in extreme weather conditions and challenging terrains – characteristic of India.

These modules incorporate other market-leading technologies: multi-busbar (MBB) for greater light absorption and high-density packing to maximize the surface area. Non-destructive cutting technology is used so the cells have ultra-smooth edges. It has been proven that such cells improve the module’s overall mechanical performance to better withstand external forces being applied to the module.

Mathur says: “The launch of our new n-type modules in India demonstrates our commitment to offer state-of-the-art smart energy solutions to India.” A key trend in the global solar industry is that solar modules based on n-type solar cell technology is replacing p-type solar cell technology. “India is Trina Solar’s second largest market in Asia Pacific, after China, so serving the needs and expectations of this market is a top priority for us. Our n-type modules are ideal for solar commercial, industrial, and utility-scale projects in India, as the country mobilizes to meet the ambitious renewable energy target,” adds Mathur.

Trina Solar is at the forefront of commercializing n-type technology, ramping up production and making it a mainstream product. By the end of the year, Trina Solar’s n-type wafer capacity is forecast to reach 50GW, module capacity 95GW and cell production capacity 75GW, including 40GW of n-type cells.

The company also announced on the eve of REI that it has just surpassed 9GW of cumulative shipments to India since 2010, the year Trina Solar started here.

About Trina Solar (688599. SH)

Founded in 1997, Trina Solar engages in PV products R&D, manufacture and sales; PV projects development, EPC, O&M; smart micro-grid and multi-energy complementary systems development and sales, as well as energy cloud-platform operation. In 2018, Trina Solar launched its Energy IoT brand, established the Trina Energy IoT Industrial Development Alliance together with leading enterprises and research institutes in China and around the world and founded the New Energy IoT Industrial Innovation Centre. With these actions, Trina Solar is committed to working with its partners to build the energy IoT ecosystem and develop an innovation platform to explore New Energy IoT, as it strives to be a leader in global intelligent energy. In June 2020, Trina Solar listed on the STAR Market of Shanghai Stock Exchange.