Trina Solar Launching 430W Vertex S Residential Rooftop Modules at Energy Next

Trina Solar, Australia’s leading brand of solar module, is launching its new generation of award-winning Vertex S residential rooftop modules at Energy Next (19-20 July) in Sydney.

“We are showcasing our latest products at the Energy Next exhibition in Sydney, because as a market leader, we want to demonstrate our support for Australia’s solar industry, and we look forward to meeting with our customers, industry partners and stakeholders at the show.” says Todd Li, president of Trina Solar Asia Pacific.

Vertex S series recently won the Red Dot Design Award, the top international accolade for product design. It was selected out of nearly 10,000 entries from more than 60 countries for its advanced design concept and excellent user experience.

Single module power for the upgraded version of Vertex S modules has increased by up to 30W. This additional power has been achieved by implementing latest 210mm rectangular silicon wafer technology and innovative module design.

Trina Solar has on display at the show, exhibition stand F127, three types of residential rooftop Vertex S series of solar modules: Vertex S with back-sheet and black-frame, Vertex S all-black and Vertex S+.

Vertex S, with back-sheet and black-frame, is designed to be an affordable, high-performance module.

The Vertex S all-black module is aesthetically outstanding. The black color cells with ultra-fine busbars, together with a fine layout of the black frame, back-sheet, black label and string busbars, makes Vertex S all-black visually appealing for households.

Vertex S all-black module showcased at Energy Next

Vertex S+ is a premium n-type double-glass module, also ideal for very hot and humid conditions, that comes with an extended 25-year product warranty.

The average system size for Australian households is now more than 8kW whereas in the past households typically installed a 6.6kW system, because that is the system size that maximizes government rebates available via small scale technology certificates (STC) scheme.

“Households here are moving towards larger system sizes. A 6.6kW system is no longer sufficient to meet some households’ energy needs. Households need more energy for electric vehicle charging and for heating and cooling,” says Todd.

“With electricity from the grid becoming more expensive, households want to reduce their dependence on the grid completely. This is now the priority for many Australian households rather than maximizing rebates available under the STC scheme,” he adds.

The high power and high-efficiency of the Vertex S range of residential rooftop modules significantly reduces the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) while providing a high level of reliability. The new Vertex S can increase installation capacity on residential rooftops by 5–7%.

Todd says the Vertex S range still has module power of 415W, the ideal output for achieving a 6.6kW system. If households want higher power output per module, they can have maximum power up to 430W per module, he says.

“Trina Solar is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, making us one of the most established companies in the global solar industry. We are Australia’s top-selling solar module brand.* The launch of the new generation Vertex S range of modules, reinforces our market-leading position and demonstrates our on-going commitment of technological innovation to bring more values to our partners and customers in Australia.” adds Todd.

* According to data compiled by Sunwiz, in its 2021 Australian PV Panel MarketView report, Trina Solar was number one in market share. Sunwiz is an independent Australian market research company that specialises in data and analysis of the Australian solar market.

Trina Solar's booth at Energy Next