PV Tech continues its deep-dive into the making of Trina Solar’s new Vertex platform, delving into the thought process behind the manufacturer’s ‘low voltage, high current’ approach, how Trina intends to scale up manufacturing, and why it believes the solar supply chain must unite behind 600W+ modules.
The US and Latin America continued to lead the way in the PV tracker market last year, with global shipments surpassing 20GW (up 36% y-o-y), according to the latest Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables report.
France-based renewable energy firm Neoen has secured US$280 million in debt financing from Bancomext, Natixis and Société Générale for its 375MW El Llano solar project in the state of Aguascalientes in Mexico, the company's largest such project to date.
Silicon Module Super League (SMSL) member Trina Solar is to provide 190MW of modules and trackers through its integrated PV solution, known as TrinaPro, for a solar park in Spain, being built by Cobra.
PV Tech caught up with Daniel Chang, technical director at major China-based PV manufacturer JinkoSolar, to discuss the performance of installed PERC products, new testing regimes, what consumers are asking for and how to release new modules to market.