Listing Demonstrates Panels' Reliability, Bankability
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 5, 2014 -- Trina Solar Limited, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions and services, today announced its industry leading Trinasmart modules, embedded with Tigo's Smart Module technology have been added to Clean Power Finance's approved vendor list. Trinasmart is a module-integrated solution that optimizes the energy output of PV systems, enhances the safety of solar arrays, improves the installation speed of an array, and reduces balance of system costs.
"This listing is a validation of the bankablility of our Trinasmart modules," said Mark Mendenhall, President of Trina Solar Americas. "Our Trinasmart modules are smarter, simpler, and safer. They lower the balance of system cost for solar systems, providing a better bottom line for residential solar system owners – this is smart energy together."
The Trinasmart module comes with Trina Solar's industry-leading 25-year performance warranty and is backed by the company's strong balance sheet. Trina Solar products have a strong track record of reliability and performance in the field. As a vertically-integrated company, Trina Solar tightly controls quality at every step from silicon crystallization to module deployment in the field.
The new modules feature enhanced safety capabilities, which enable the system to shut down in the case of emergency or maintenance. This complies with NEC code requirements. In the case of an external fire, the modules can be totally deactivated, eliminating high voltages and improving safety during an emergency.
"This announcement is a strong validation of Tigo's dedication to quality and bankability," said Zvi Alon, CEO and Chairman of Tigo Energy. "We are proud to provide our innovative Tigo Energy optimization technology to this complete solar solution."
The Trinasmart module features innovative power electronics from Tigo Energy to achieve module-level diagnostics, maximum energy harvest through module level DC power optimization, and rapid shutdown capabilities to reduce fire and safety hazards. Integration of the module optimizer into the junction-box allows for up to 30% longer strings and significant balance of system (BOS) savings.
About Trina Solar
Trina Solar Limited is a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions, and services. Founded in 1997 as a PV system integrator, Trina Solar today drives smart energy together with installers, distributors, utilities, and developers worldwide. The company's industry-shaping position is based on innovation excellence, superior product quality, vertically integrated capabilities, and environmental stewardship. For more information, please visit www.trinasolar.com.
About Tigo Energy
Tigo Energy provides smart module technology for the solar industry. The Silicon Valley company utilizes a patented impedance matching optimizer technology to increase energy production, simplify design and installation, improve fire safety, and ensure the highest uptime and reliability with cloud-based monitoring. Tigo Energy's chip-based solution provides the industry's lowest part count, highest reliability, and most efficient smart module solution in the world. For more information visit www.tigoenergy.com.