TrinaTracker receives new DNV report on Vanguard 1P
Technology review confirms that the entire tracker portfolio has now been assessed

TrinaTracker, a smart solution provider under Trina Solar Co., Ltd., has received the Report on Technology Review of Single-axis Tracking System: Vanguard-1P from DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider. This is the second report TrinaTracker has obtained from DNV since 2021, confirming that Trina Tracker’s whole product line has now been independently reviewed by DNV. 

Vanguard 1P (a one-in-portrait single-axis tracking system) is the flagship product of TrinaTracker, and is compatible with the latest bifacial ultra-high power modules. The product combines state-of-the-art hardware and industry-leading software, to offer lower Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) solutions to EPCs and project owners.  

In order to comprehensively assess the Vanguard 1P tracker, DNV carried out a complete evaluation to cover all aspects of the tracker business, including design and structural calculations of two sample projects, supply chain capabilities, quality and environmental safety control systems, market performance and outlook, reliability, warranty, and O&M performance. The DNV team also conducted a high-level review of various reports of the Vanguard 1P tracker throughout the product life cycle, including wind tunnel test reports, installation manuals and other professional reports. 

According to the report, the available certifications and design, manufacturing and services of TrinaTracker are generally in line with common international requirements for quality and environmental management. The report also praised TrinaTracker's active R&D roadmap as a trend in industry technology that will provide value to clients. 

The DNV report confirms that the Vanguard 1P system can meet structural design requirements based on the provided information and without performing independent calculations. The report also shows TrinaTracker's Vanguard 1P goes beyond the industry standard in terms of accurate error tracking and corrosion warranty periods. Additionally, the report provided positive comments on the wind tunnel test methods and results for static, dynamic and aeroelastic tests and studies on EW slopes up to 8° (15%). 

Further, DNV considers that the SBA input for uneven terrain and the STA input for low irradiance environments are an improvement over predecessor models. 

“After thorough studies undertaken over several months, DNV views TrinaTracker's Vanguard 1P as meeting the design and quality requirements of the industry standard.” said Eskandari Morteza, DNV Senior Civil/Structural Engineer. “TrinaTracker also presents a well-developed R&D technology approach to meet market dynamics and client needs.”


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Caption:  TrinaTracker’s Vanguard 1P single-row trackers are being installed along with Trina Solar Vertex bifacial modules in this system-level solution deployment for Project Blue, Albania. 
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About Trina Solar 

Trina Solar was founded in 1997. As a global leading provider for photovoltaic (PV) module and smart energy solutions, Trina Solar delivers PV products, applications and services to promote global sustainable development. Through constant innovation, Trina Solar continues to push the PV industry forward by creating greater grid parity of PV power and popularizing renewable energy. Trina Solar's mission is to boost global renewable energy development around the world. 

To date, Trina Solar has delivered more than 120 GW of solar modules worldwide. In addition, Trina's downstream business includes solar PV project development, financing, design, construction, operations and management, and one-stop system integration solutions for customers. Trina Solar has connected over 5GW of solar power plants to the grid worldwide. Trina Solar first launched the Energy IoT brand in 2018, and is now aiming to be a global leader in smart energy. In June 2020, Trina Solar listed on the STAR Market of Shanghai Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit  


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