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Trina Solar Panel Reviews

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Updated on: 14/03/2014

Trina Solar Panel Reviews

Trina Solar is one of the lowest cost manufacturers of Solar Panels in the World right now. This is the reason that the company in a span of few short years has managed to acquire a substantial  global marketshare. Like Yingli and Suntech, Trina Solar Panels are one the best quality amongst Chinese Solar Panels.

Founded in 1997, Trina Solar is one of the world’s foremost PV companies. Fully vertically integrated from the production of ingots to modules into both mono and multicrystalline technologies, Trina Solar offers high quality modules and solar solutions. With more than 12 offices worldwide, Trina Solar has partnerships with leading installers, distributors, utilities and developers in all major PV markets and is listed on the NYSE.

Types & Features of Trina Solar modules

There are four types of Trina Solar Panels and can be broadly classified for convenience into Residential, Commercial & Utility Purposes.

1) PA05: 60-cell Universal Module

  • Available in 240-250W
  • Module Efficiency upto 15.6%
  • 60 cells, 156 mm
  • Can withstand wind load of 2400 Pa and snow load of 5400 Pa 
  • ISO, UL and CE certified
  • Very versatile can be used for residential, commercial and utility purposes.

2)  PDG5: 60-cell Dual Glass Module

  • Available in 240-255W
  • Module Efficiency upto 15.2%
  • 60 cells, 156 mm
  • Can withstand wind load of 2400 Pa and snow load of 5400 Pa
  • ISO, UL and CE certified
  • Very versatile can be used for residential, commercial and utility purposes
  • Frameless Module, comprising two layers of 2.5mm heat-strengthened glass to provide strength and prevent corrosion.

3) PA14: 72-cell Utility Module

  • Available in 285-305W
  • Module Efficiency upto 15.7%
  • 72 cells, 156 mm
  • Can withstand wind load of 2400 Pa and snow load of 5400 Pa
  • ISO, UL and CE certified
  • Can be used for ground mount installations on large scale for utility purposes.

4) PD14: 72-cell Utility Module

  • Available in 285-305W
  • Module Efficiency upto 15.7%
  • 72 cells, 156 mm
  • 4 mm thick tempered glass
  • Can withstand wind load of 2400 Pa and snow load of 5400 Pa and 25mm hail stones @82 km/hr.
  • ISO, UL and CE certified and Dual rated 1000V UL and IEC
  • Can be used for ground mount installations on large scale for utility purposes.

Application

For residential and commercial purposes: PA05: 60-cell Universal Module and PDG5: 60-cell Dual Glass Module. For utility purposes all four types of modules can be used.

Trina solar panels have been installed in the agricultural, education, federal, state and local government sectors. Since solar energy has evolved as an alternative to a competitive source of energy, it is being used widely not only because it is environment-friendly but also because it helps in cutting costs. Trina Solar has installed the biggest commercial rooftop in the world covering an area of 800,000 square meters.

 Trina Mount Solutions

Trina Solar also offers mounting solutions under the name of Trina Mount. Combining PV module expertise with a highly innovating mounting system solution, Trina Solar is introducing the Trina Mount—the fastest, easiest and least expensive way to mount PV modules onto residential and commercial rooftops.

Types & Features 

1) Trinamount I: Tile Roof Racking (Residential)

 2) Trinamount II: Pitched Roof Racking (Residential) and

3) Trinamount III: Flat Roof Racking (Commercial)

  • Compatible with 60- and 72-cell Trina products 
  • Can be installed in landscape or portrait orientation

4) Trinasmart: DC Optimization (Residential, Commercial and Utility).

Warranty

1) 10 Year Limited Product Warranty

2) 25 Year Limited Power Output Warranty.

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3 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. nick

    Hi sneha, a good overview of the primary chinese solar panel manufacturers, an interesting read. i notice some you have rated as tier 1 suppliers and others are not rated do you know where i can find the the tier rankings and the criteria they use for ranking a supplier as tier group member. Thanks i will follow your blog

  2. Ken

    Thorough article Sneha. I like the Trina TSM-250PA05. It seems to be the best bang for the buck solar panel for systems right now. Trina Solar has proven to be reliable over the years.

  3. rocketcity

    What is the difference between TSM-PC05 and TSM-PA05?

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