Founded in 1997, and manufacturing solar panels since 2000, Trina is a high profile mass producer of Solar modules in China. In the early years Trina Solar focused on the Chinese domestic market however they quickly became an international company when they listed on the New York Stock Exchange in December 2006.
Trina Solar is a very unique company when compared to the other 3,000 or more Chinese solar panel manufacturers. Not only does Trina invest millions into R&D every year they are also one of the very few panel manufacturers that are truly vertically integrated. All research, development and manufacturing of ingots, wafers, cells and modules is conducted at the Trina facilities in Changzhou, China, where they occupy a site area of approximately 5.12 square kilometers known as the Trina Solar PV Industrial Park. A vertically integrated manufacturing process means that Trina Solar is responsible for all aspects of manufacturing from the selection of only the most pure polysilicon to the final module assembly and testing. By being vertically integrated not only can Trina genuinely guarantee its quality but they can also react very quickly to the changing demands of the market.
Trina invests heavily in research and development, and is currently investing to improve its manufacturing processes and quality control.
Trina Solar has a great amount of experience in all aspects of PV production and installation. Not only does Trina manufacture traditional Multicrystalline/Polycrystalline and Monocrystalline modules but they are also investing heavily in the development and deployment of Building Integrated PV (BIPV).
Counterfeit & ex-warranty repair Trina Modules entering Australia
In recent months there has been an increase in ex-warranty repair (seconds) and non-genuine Trina modules hitting the Australian market. If you should be offered Trina modules at an unreasonably low price you should contact Trina Solar directly.
Trina Solar 250 Watt "Honey" Polycrystalline Panel
The Trina Solar PC/PA05A TSM-250 solar panel powered by the company's new Honey solar cells offers a 15.9% module efficiency and excellent response under short wave length irradiance.
|Peak Power Watts - PMAX||250W|
|Peak Output Tolerance||0/+3%|
|Max Power Voltage - VMP||30.5V DC|
|Open Circuit Voltage - VoC||37.8V DC|
|Max Power Current - IMPP||8.2 A DC|
|Short Circuit Current - ISC||8.9A DC|
|Solar Cells||Multi Chrystalline 156 x 156mm (6 in)|
|Cell Orientation||60 Cells (6 x 10|
|Module Dimensions||1650mm x 992mm x 40mm|
|Glass||High transperency solar glass 3.0mm|
|J-Box||IP 65 rated weatherproof|
|Nominal Operating Temperature||46 C|
|Temp Coefficient of P-MAX||-0.41&/C|
|Temp Coefficient of oCV||-0.32%/C|
|Temp Coefficient of SCI||0.053%/C|