Trina Solar: By the Numbers

Trina Solar: By The Numbers

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The demand for clean, sustainable energy sources has never been more urgent. Over the next five years, SEIA projects the U.S. solar industry to nearly triple, averaging 15% growth during that span. 


One company that stands at the forefront of supplying high-quality and high-performing solar PV modules to meet this surging demand is Trina Solar, a global leader in PV module manufacturing and smart solar solutions. 


To give you a better understanding of our company, we’ve collected Trina’s notable accomplishments, milestones, and achievements “By The Numbers” to help explain our role in this transformative industry.


Global Leader: Powering the World with Solar

140GW+ Modules Shipped and Over 25 Years of Operations

We’re proud to be a global leader in the solar industry, with more than 140GW+ modules shipped. And with more than 65GW of global 210mm module shipments, Trina Solar ranks No. 1 with a remarkable 50% market share. These high-quality modules are not just mere statistics; they collectively contribute to global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reductions equivalent to planting more than 7.29 billion trees!


With more than 25 years of operational excellence, we have proudly spread our innovative products across 100+ countries, illuminating homes and businesses worldwide.


Consistent Bankability: A Proven, Trustworthy Partner

100% Bankability Rating for 7 Consecutive Years

Our commitment to quality and reliability has earned us an unbroken streak of a 100% bankability rating for seven consecutive years in the BloombergNEF Bankability Survey. We are the only module manufacturer rated as bankable by 100% of BNEF survey respondents. In addition, our PVEL Reliability Scorecard has recognized us as a 'Top Performer' for nine consecutive years. We have been an 'Overall High Achiever' according to the Renewable Energy Test Center (RETC) for three successive years, and we’ve proudly maintained the highest "AAA" status in every one of PVTech's PV ModuleTech Bankability Rankings.


Innovation and World Records: Pushing the Boundaries

25 Worlds Records, 24.4 N-Type Module Aperture Efficiency, and 1300+ Solar PV Patents Filed

In the ever-advancing world of solar technology, innovation is the key to success. Our commitment to innovation is evident in our remarkable achievements, from holding 25 world records for solar cell and module efficiencies to our most recent world record for 24.4% N-type module aperture efficiency. With more than 1300 solar PV patents filed, we continue pushing the boundaries for innovation in the solar industry like never before.


Vertex Series: Setting New Standards

We were instrumental in ushering in the new era of high-powered, high-efficiency large-format modules (LFMs), first by spearheading the 600W+ Photovoltaic Open Innovation Ecological Alliance and then taking the lead in an important standardization initiative pushing for the unification of wafer and module dimensions for 210mm solar technology.

N-Type TOPCon PV Technology

Our Vertex Series with pioneering 210mm N-type TOPCon PV advanced technology delivers higher power gains, greater efficiency, lower degradation, and a lower Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE). These bifacial modules cater to utility and C&I applications, offering a range of 690W Vertex and 610W+ Vertex N modules. The Vertex N series, in particular, has left industry experts impressed with their quality, reliability, and performance. 

Residential Solutions

For residential applications, the sleek, all-black Vertex S+ provides up to 435W and 22% efficiency in a compact but high-powered design. Notably, the Vertex S was awarded the prestigious 2022 Red Dot Product Design Award.


More Than Modules: Complete Solar Solutions

Up to 12.8% More Power, Up to 5.6% Savings on Tracker Projects per MW, BOS Cost Reductions Up to 4.49%

We understand that customer success requires more than just panels. That's why we go beyond manufacturing modules and partner with you to provide comprehensive solar solutions. Our one-stop-shop solar solutions help developers and EPCs with streamlined procurement, widespread component compatibility, and faster installation times for peak utility-scale or C&I solar PV system performance and project value. TrinaPro's innovative low-voltage/high-string system design delivers up to 12.8% more power and up to 5.6% savings on tracker projects per MW. Additionally, it reduces Balance of System (BOS) costs by up to 4.49%.


All Vertex modules have optimized compatibility with TrinaTracker, ensuring peak performance for your solar projects. As the only original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of both PV modules and solar trackers, we understand the importance of ensuring seamless component integration and peak performance in solar projects.


Trina Solar's US Advantage residential solution offers industry-leading warranties with a 25/25 Year Warranty Program, allowing installers to give their customers more peace of mind and confidence in their solar investment.


A Commitment to Sustainability: Creating a Cleaner Footprint

A Commitment to Sustainability

We don’t just focus on product excellence and customer success — we also prioritize sustainability and take environmental responsibility seriously, as reflected in our ongoing efforts. From 2020 to 2021, we reduced power consumption for unit output by 42.4%, water consumption by 46.2%, and GHG emissions by 32.2%. Our 210mm Vertex panels are the first to receive Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) certification, underscoring our dedication to sustainable manufacturing practices.


US Manufacturing Facility: Empowering Communities

US Manufacturing

Our newly announced manufacturing facility in Wilmer, TX, represents a testament to our commitment to local production and job creation. Scheduled for operations in 2024 with an initial manufacturing capacity of 5GW, the state-of-the-art facility will produce Vertex modules with P-type and N-type 210 cell technology for utility-scale, commercial, and residential applications. Once operational, the plant will span a massive 1+ million square feet — equivalent to nearly 20 football fields! —and it will provide 1,500 professional, skilled, high-tech jobs to the Wilmer area to drive growth and progress in the community.


About Us

Founded in 1997, Trina Solar Co., Ltd. is a pioneer in the research and development, production, and sales of PV modules; power stations and system products; PV power generation, operation, and maintenance services; and the development and sales of intelligent microgrids and multi-energy systems, as well as the operation of energy cloud platforms. Through constant innovation, Trina Solar remains committed to leading the way in smart solar energy solutions and advancing the PV industry by creating greater grid parity of PV power, popularizing renewable energy, and building a net-zero future.

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