Trina Solar was founded in 1997 by Gao Jifan, in the Chinese province of Jiangsu. They have a mission of “solar energy for all”. They aim at product quality through technological innovation and social responsibility through environmental protection. Trina Solar has delivered more than 40 GW of solar modules worldwide.
Trina Solar products have always maintained high reliability and solid performance based on their commitment to quality-first policy. This helped them to make a humangous jump from being one of the first PV enterprises in China to a world leader in solar technology and manufacture.
Trina has been in Australia since 2011 and they undertake PV project development, financing, design, construction, operations & management and one-stop system integration solutions for customers. They have an innovative solar design team, rigorous procurement procedures and experienced construction and operation team.
Trina ensures high standards of quality for their products. They have partnered with third party testing groups including TUV Rheinland Group, China General Certification Center, China Quality Certification Center and UL. In 2012 Trina Solar became the first Solar PV Company to obtain UL’s Client Test Data Program Certification which allows them to test and issue UL recognised data. In 2017 Trina Solar received the first CQCs witnessed Manufacturer’s Testing Certification in Solar Industry.
In their upstream business model, they tightly control quality over every step of the manufacturing process, from silicon crystallization to module deployment in the field. They guarantee the quality of products with an industry-leading 25-year lifetime warranty.
In their downstream business model ,Trina Solar follows strict compliance with national regulations and industry standards, including Chinese National Standards GB 50797 “Photovoltaic Power Station Design Specifications,” GB 50794 “Photovoltaic Power Plant Construction Specifications,” GBT 50866 “Design Code for Photovoltaic Power Station Connection to Power System and GBT 19939 “photovoltaic system Grid technology requirements,” among others.
Trina Solar has been recognized as a “Top Performer” for outstanding product reliability and performance among global PV module manufacturers by PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), the leading independent test laboratory for the global downstream solar industry. Trina solar is just only one of the two PV module manufacturers worldwide to gain this recognition for the sixth consecutive time since the Top Performer designation was established. The recognition is based on the results of the Product Qualification Program (PQP), presented in the 2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard issued by PVEL.
Trina solar smart solutions has come up with Trina Switch, Trina smart, Trina Flex, Trina Peak as a solution for various problems faced by customers on the way of achieving their solar dreams. Trina smart solutions minimizes the energy losses, thus making an efficient use of their O&M resource.
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TrinaPro, another smart PV solution by Trina, is an integratred solution comprising of Trina Solar’s modules, industry leading inverters and Nclaves trackers. Through project design and engineering service, integrated control systems and smart O&M systems, TrinaPro realizes best system matching and maximizes the ROI.
TrinaPro can provide higher value for customers via the following five aspects: components integration, system installation, integrated control, intelligent and stable power generation. Through optimized matching, TrinaPro can increase power generation capacity by up to 30% and reduce LCOE by 10%.
Trina Solar’s acquisition of the world’s leading solar tracker manufacturer, Nclave Renewable S.L. is an important step in the strategic expansion of the enterprise from a leading PV module supplier to a global smart PV solution supplier.
In 2018, Trina Solar first launched the Energy IoT brand, and is now aiming to be the global leader of smart energy. Trina holds the number 1 spot in the Australian market, with a market share of more than 10 per cent – a position that chief finance officer Terry Wang says it continues to hold. Trina Solar is the only the company in the industry today that is integrating the module, tracker, and inverter with a level of the smart energy tracking algorithms to improve the entire system efficiency.
The unmatched level of innovation and technological capabilities of Trina Solar helped them to become global leaders by setting industry benchmarks for both quality and efficiency. Trina holds a bright future in Australia’s booming solar industry.