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China’s Trina Solar PV lab sets world record with silicon module

China PV manufacturer’s State Key science and technology laboratory develops p-type monocrystalline silicon module to reach 326.3W

Trina Solar said its lab-developed PV module sets a new world record for p-type monocrystalline silicon

Chinese PV manufacturer Trina Solar has set a world record with its latest monocrystalline silicon module marking a “key milestone” for its science and technology solar laboratory. The Honey Ultra monocrystalline silicon module, which has been developed by Trina Solar’s State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology in China, reaches 326.3W power. Trina Solar said the result sets a new world record for p-type monocrystalline silicon modules.

The Honey Ultra series marks the second generation of Trina Solar’s Honey module technology. The new high-efficiency record extends the previous milestone of 284.7W, the company, headquartered in Changzhou, China, set with first generation Honey modules.

The Honey Ultra PV module is composed of 60 high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon cells of 156mm x 156mm. It is fabricated with technology, which Trina Solar has developed and is currently in pilot production. The technology behind the high-efficiency module is also suitable for rapid roll-out to large-scale production, the company said.

The monocrystalline silicon module integrates core technologies, including back surface passivation technology and low-resistance connection technology, which Trina Solar said it has researched and developed. The PV module has also been independently certified by TUV Rheinland, a leading authoritative certification institution based in Cologne, Germany.

Trina Solar said the monocrystalline silicon module “marks a key milestone” for the State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology in China, since its accreditation in November 2013.

Zhiqiang Feng, vice president of Trina Solar and Director of the State Key Lab of PV Science and Technology, said: "As an advanced research and development facility, our State Key Lab of PV Science and Technology enables us to execute on our commitment to the commercialisation of new high-efficiency solar cells and highly reliable modules.

“In recent years the company has successfully researched and developed new intellectual properties in the form of a series of innovative technologies and high quality products, and has successfully maintained its leading position in patent applications and grants. As a result, Trina Solar remains at the forefront of technological innovations in the solar industry," Feng said.