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Trina Solar Panel Reviews

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Updated on: 15/07/2015

Trina Solar Panel Reviews

Trina Solar is one of the lowest cost manufacturers of Solar Panels. This is the reason that the company in a span of few short years has managed to acquire a substantial  global marketshare. Trina Solar Panels are one the best quality amongst Chinese Solar Panels. It was the largest company in terms of shipment in 2014. It is amongst the largest manufacturers and suppliers of solar panels globally.

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 three types of Trina Solar Panels and can be broadly classified for convenience into residential, commercial & utility Purposes.

1) PD05: 60-cell Universal Module

  • Available in 245-260W
  • Module Efficiency upto 15.9%
  • 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) DUOMAX Series: It is a dual glass module comprising two layers of 2.5mm heat-strengthened glass and needs no grounding. All the below mentioned modules:

  • Can withstand wind load of 2400 Pa and snow load of 5400 Pa
  • ISO, UL and CE certified
  • Can be used for residential, commercial and utility purposes

It can be further classified into:

i) PEG14

  • Available in 300-315W
  • Module Efficiency upto 16.1%
  • 72 cells

ii) PEG5

  • Available in 250-265W
  • Module Efficiency upto 16.1%
  • 60 cells

iii) PDG5

  • Available in 250-265W
  • Module Efficiency upto 16.1%
  • 60 cells
  • White in color

iv) PDG5.07

  • Available in 245-260W
  • Module Efficiency upto 15.8%
  • 60 cells, 156 mm

3) PD14 – ideal for ground mount installations, high power reduces installation time and costs.

  • Available in 290-310W
  • Module Efficiency upto 16%
  • 72 cells, 156 mm
  • Can withstand 2400Pa wind load, 5400Pa snow load and 25mm hail stones
  • 4 mm thick tempered glass

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 Solutions provide Module-integrated monitoring and power optimization.

1) Trinaswitch – is a safety solution in smart module technology that immediately shuts down in case of power outage. It provides monitoring, cloud connection and gateway features. Trinaswitch can be upgradeable to a Trinasmart optimizer.

2) Trinasmart – can be used for residential and commercial rooftops and utility purpose. It is designed to deliver maximum solar power at the panel level. Trina Solar has teamed with Tigo Energy to come out with this solution. It gives micro-inverter control and power output at string inverter pricing. It is cost effective, safe and highly productive. It provides panel-level monitoring, so if there is any defect at the panel level, it is immediately detected and taken care of. They come with a 25 year warranty.

Trina Solar products Warranty


Source: Trina Solar


Sneha Shah

I am Sneha, the Editor-in-chief for the Blog. We would be glad to receive suggestions, inputs & comments on GWI from you guys to keep it going! You can contact me for consultancy/trade inquires by writing an email to

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?