The record cell was fabricated at Trina Solar’s State Key Laboratory (SKL) of PV Science and Technology (PVST) and independently confirmed by the ISFH CalTeC in Germany. Image: Trina Solar
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Trina Solar has set a conversion efficiency record of 24.58% for an i-TOPCon (Industrial Tunnel Oxide Passivated Contact) bifacial solar cell using a super-sized 244.62 cm2 wafer.
“We are very delighted to announce the latest achievement from our research team at the SKL PVST. To the best of our knowledge, this is the new world record for total area efficiency for a large-area two-side contact silicon solar cell”, said Jifan Gao, the CEO of Trina Solar. “The excellent R&D results lays a solid foundation for Trina Solar to provide new differentiated high-end PV modules and solutions to our customers.”
The record cell was fabricated at Trina Solar’s State Key Laboratory (SKL) of PV Science and Technology (PVST) and independently confirmed by the ISFH CalTeC in Germany.
The advanced i-TOPCon cell deploys a front boron emitter and a rear full-area passivating contact.
Trina Solar has launched its latest high-performance Vertex panel series for the global utility-scale PV power plant market, that will be its key product offering in 2021 and beyond. Meeting the need for PV project developers, EPCs and asset owners to successfully compete on an international basis in the era of grid parity and subsidy-free markets, the new Vertex Series not only reduces Balance of System (BOS) costs but also makes significant reductions to the Levelized Cost Of Electricity (LCOE).
Going into its fifth year over 200 delegates from 150 companies and 20 countries representing the PV supply chain will gather (virtually, due to COVID-19) for 3 days to discuss the technology roadmaps for PV cell advancement in GW markets. The scope of the event has been expanded this year, to cover developments in wafer supply and thin-film investments and technologies alongside all the regular benefits to all stakeholders tracking PV technology and investment trends for the next 5 years.