About this event
When it comes to selecting solar PV modules, nothing is more important than reliability, closely linked to design and production quality. It’s something that concerns both customers and PV module manufacturers alike.
With the technologies used in solar always evolving and improving, it can be a challenge to understand how best to compare and evaluate modules, the essential building blocks of a PV system’s array.
At the same time, p-type passivated emitter and rear-contact cell (PERC) modules are beginning to reach their theoretical efficiency limits. More solar manufacturers are instead shifting to modules with N-type tunnel oxide-passivated contact (TOPCon) cell designs which are well on the way to a majority market share.
Reliability, as well as increased module efficiency and power output, are the main metrics by which PV modules are judged by the industry. With n-type TOPCon technologies, many module manufacturers are actively working on enhancing module efficiency and power output to seize a larger share of the market.
Trina Solar recently made a breakthrough as the first module maker to mass produce TOPCon modules with power output exceeding 700W. The Vertex N 700W+ series modules adopts the n-type i-TOPCon Advanced technology that Trina Solar unveiled at the SNEC 2023 expo in Shanghai and which has already begun rolling off the manufacturer’s production line. Cell efficiency in mass production has now reached 25.8%, close to the maximum of 26%.
In this PV Tech Webinar, Trina Solar’s product expert will share detailed information of the mass production of 700W+ Vertex N modules and how they are leading in the N era of solar energy.
We will also be joined by experts from TÜV Rheinland – providing an analysis of N-type module power calibration – and PVEL, taking the audience through the reliability analysis of Trina Solar’s N-type modules.
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Theo Xin, who graduated from New Energy Science and Engineering. He now works as product manager in Trina Solar, mainly focus on PV modules especially on utility scale.
Tristan brings over 15 years of solar and electrical industry experience to PV Evolution Labs (PVEL). As VP of Sales and Marketing, he oversees PVEL’s commercial activities and collaborates with PV module buyers, investors, research institutions and manufacturers to develop innovative performance and reliability test programs for product qualification. Tristan previously served as Product and Quality Manager for Silfab Solar, where he oversaw Silfab’s extended reliability testing and was responsible for new product development and new material qualification. He has also directed equipment procurement and technical site operations for solar project developers and Independent Power Producers at a range of projects across North America, South America and Asia.
Dr. Jason Gao, who is working as a technical expert in TÜV Rheinland. During his 10-year working experience in PV area, Dr. Gao was dedicated to electrical and reliability characteristics of PV devices, intelligent processing of PV big data and establishment of PV testing platform.
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