Trina Solar’s Yifeng Chen honoured with IEEE Stuart R. Wenham Young Professional Award

Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (“Trina Solar” or “the company”), a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, today announced that Dr. Yifeng Chen, the company’s technical leader and associate vice president of technology, will receive the 2023 IEEE Stuart R. Wenham Young Professional Award for his outstanding achievements in the science and technology of photovoltaic energy conversion. This was recently revealed by the 50th IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (IEEE PVSC).

Headquartered in New York, USA, the Institute was founded in 1963 and is one of the world’s largest professional technical organisations. In 2014, the Institute established the Young Professional Award, which was later renamed as the IEEE Stuart R. Wenham Young Professional Award in honour of Prof. Stuart Wenham.  

The award is given annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to the science and technology of photovoltaic energy conversion, including work on PV materials, devices, modules, and/or systems.  

As technical leader in Trina Solar, Dr. Chen leads the R&D team to encourage technological innovation and transfer to mass production. To date, Trina Solar has set 25 world records in terms of solar cell conversion efficiency and module power output. The 210mm n-type i-TOPCon cell efficiency has reached 25.3% in mass production, which benefits the customers and PV industry. 

The 50th IEEE PVSC will be held on June 11 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA. Dr. Chen will receive the award and give an extended oral presentation on high-performance of 210mm n-type i-TOPCon cells and modules.  

Dr. Chen said: “This award is also a recognition of Trina Solar, and particularly, every researcher in R&D team. In the future, we will further accelerate the industrialisation of high-efficiency technologies, promote the application of high efficiency and reliable Vertex modules.” 

Dr. Chen was also the winner of the “SiliconPV Award” (2013 SiliconPV conference, Hameln, Germany), and the “Young Researcher Award” at the World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (2014 WCPEC, Kyoto, Japan). 

This award fully recognises the achievements of Dr. Chen and his team in high efficiency solar cell and modules R&D, and underscores Trina Solar’s position as a global leader in the field of PV technology. Trina Solar will enhance its R&D in advanced high efficiency 210/210R products with n-type i-TOPCon technology, to develop products with better performance and higher value to global customers. 


Caption: Dr. Yifeng Chen, Trina Solar’s technical leader and associate vice president of technology, will receive the 2023 IEEE Stuart R. Wenham Young Professional Award.
Source: Trina Solar


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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 140 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 9.5GW 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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