Trina Solar to launch new Vertex S+ dual-glass aesthetic black Solar Panel


Next generation of solar panels deliver greater power, efficiency and design for residential and commercial projects

Continuing their contribution to the Australian solar industry, Trina Solar, has just launched the newest addition to their market leading Vertex S+ panel range, NEG9RC.27, offering the next generation of technologically advanced solar panels for residential and commercial projects.

Based on n-type i-TOPCon technology, NEG9RC.27 is a lightweight smaller 1.6+1.6mm dual-glass solar panel with increased power production for residential and commercial applications. Inheriting Trina Solar award-winning aesthetic black design and measuring just 1762mm x 1134mm in size, the compact, innovative and design-inspired Vertex S+ solar panel range delivers 445W maximum power output, with an efficiency of 22.3%.

Market Demand and Applications

Trina Solar’s NEG9RC.27 is a response to the demand for improved energy yields and visually appealing roof aesthetics, while the increasing affordability of dual-glass panels and solar incentives are also growing the solar power market.

The average solar system size for Australian households is now more than 8kW whereas in the past households typically installed a 6.6kW system, due to it being the system size that maximizes government rebates available via the small-scale technology certificates (STC) scheme. Nevertheless, the new Vertex S+ panel is the ideal choice for achieving a 6.6kW system or 8kW system and even reduces a households’ dependence on the grid.

Featuring Trina Solar’s exclusive aesthetic black design, the new Vertex S+ black panel creates infinite possibilities.  It is suitable for any type of residential or commercial rooftop as a universal premium solution. Incorporating a bifacial feature with transparent encapsulant makes it perfect for specific applications such as carports, public spaces, and agricultural projects, with additional power gain from the back side of the module.

“Transparent panels are suitable for more PV applications especially when light transmission is appreciated , such as covered al fresco dining areas, that require sunlight can benefit from the latest addition to the Vertex S+ range – the possibilities are endless,” said Edison Zhou, Trina Solar’s Head of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, who notes that as the cost of glass decreases, the cost of dual-glass panels gradually equates with that of single-glass panels, driving affordability.

Adding to dual-glass panels’ higher power generation and improved reliability, the NEG9RC.27 panels’ ultra-low degradation rates, longer 25-year product warranty and 30-year power warranty give greater peace of mind to customers. This lower degradation and longer warranty give home-owners confidence to install solar panels on new homes, knowing they will receive a long-period of reliable power delivery, while owners of older homes can improve the value of their homes and reduce their power bills immediately. Offering a more environmentally conscious product option, the Vertex S+ dual-glass panel is made with more glass than traditional backsheet panels, reducing its productions carbon footprint by 11%.

Vertex S+ N-Type Technology:

The Vertex S+ Series including the NEG9RC.27, uses market leading n-type technology which benefits end-users in a variety of ways when compared to P-type panels.

The base layer of P-type cells is first coated with boron, then coated with phosphorus to create the cell’s top layer.  P-type modules have a negative charge at the cell’s top layers, and electricity flows from the top of the cell to the bottom. Conversely, n-type cell’s base layer is first coated with phosphorus and then the top layer is coated with boron. Electricity flows from the bottom to the top in n-type cells. This difference means n-type cells are immune to the boron-oxygen defects experienced in P-type cells. This immunity means n-type modules enjoy a longer lifespan and less light-induced degradation than P-type panels.

N-type panels also deliver a higher conversion efficiency than P-type panels. The higher conversion efficiency is due to the panels having a greater sensitivity to long wave-length light, which allows for better energy generation in low light.

Installation Benefits: Compact, Lightweight, and Durable

Trina Solar’s panels are easily integrated, being designed for compatibility with existing mainstream inverters and diverse mounting systems. Being just 21 kilograms in weight, the NEG9RC.27 is a viable solution for low load capacity roofs, while also reducing installation time and costs with fewer trades required on site. Importantly, the panel’s small, sleek 1.6+1.6mm dual-glass design is visually appealing to home-owners and commercial property managers.

Further boosting installer confidence, the NEG9RC.27 panel has increased crack and scratch resistance. The Vertex S+ dual-glass panel meets IEC fire ratings (Class A+C) and Australia’s harsh environment performance requirements, ensuring their compatibility both hot and cold environments, and have passed 35mm hail tests.

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About Trina Solar

Founded in 1997, Trina Solar is the world leading PV and smart energy total solutions provider. The company engages in PV products R&D, manufacture, and sales; PV projects development, EPC, O&M; smart micro-grid and multi-energy complementary systems development and sales, as well as energy cloud-platform operation. In 2018, Trina Solar launched its Energy IoT brand, established the Trina Energy IoT Industrial Development Alliance together with leading enterprises and research institutes in China and around the world and founded the New Energy IoT Industrial Innovation Centre. With these actions, Trina Solar is committed to working with its partners to build the energy IoT ecosystem and develop an innovation platform to explore New Energy IoT, as it strives to be a leader in global intelligent energy. In June 2020, Trina Solar listed on the STAR Market of Shanghai Stock Exchange.

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