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Powering technological advancement in the industry. 

Committed to research and development, Trina Solar continues to set industry standards and benchmarks for performance and sustainability. We have been responsible for a number of global breakthroughs, with 25 world records for silicon cell efficiency and solar module power output since 2011.

Trina was the first company to receive Client Test Data Program (CTDP) certification from UL, allowing us to conduct cutting-edge research reliably on campus.

World Records Since 2011
Large-Area Interdigitated Back Contact Silicon Solar Cell (6 in.), 2018
N-Cast-mono-TOPCon cell
November 2019
Aperture Efficiency for 210 Vertex P-Type PERC Module
June 2021
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Cutting-edge research and development.

By the end of 2023, Trinasolar has applied for patents and software copyrights more than 4000 and granted patents over 2000

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Advancing the boundaries of solar efficiency.

National Key R&D Programme projects

34 patents granted

Maximum module power up to 740.6W

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A state-of-the-art research hub.

The State Key Laboratory of Photovoltaic Science and Technology fosters cutting-edge innovation through partnerships with leading universities and research institutions. Together we explore promising PV materials, cell and module technologies, and improve system level performance.

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Partnerships for progress.

As one of the most advanced PV research centers for solar technology, Trina's lab has welcomed research collaboration and partnerships with other leading technology and science centers to create cutting-edge solar solutions and products.

Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore

Together, we collaborated on the development of a back contact solar cell. We are targeting 21.5 percent production cell efficiency, and up to 23.5 percent laboratory test cell efficiency within 3 years.

Australian National University

Working with ANU, we have achieved 24.4 percent maximum conversion efficiency in the laboratory for n-type mono c-Si IBC cells. Small-scale pilot production can currently reach a maximum conversion efficiency of 21 percent, and engineers are currently manufacturing the corresponding mass production line.

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

Trina Solar has taken a guest lectureship of PV specialization training program and cooperated on doctorate-level photovoltaic research.