Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, is announcing that it is leading a joint initiative to promote the standardization of 210mm size silicon wafer, modules in the photovoltaic industry. Trina Solar is hopeful that this technical standard will be actively adopted by the industry, enabling it to develop and make excellent photovoltaic products on this basis.
Over the past decades, the global solar industry has constantly been upping the potential value of photovoltaic industry chains and systems. Through the upgrading of silicon wafers, cells, module technology and manufacturing, the size of silicon wafers has increased from 125mm, 156.75mm, 166mm, 182mm to today’s 210mm. This is an inevitable trend alongside increasing module power, reducing the costs of productions and power generation.
Both upstream and downstream businesses are witnessing the vast development potential and opportunities presented by the 210mm silicon wafer. Through the standardization of silicon wafers to 210mm as well as module size, the industry will achieve the best possible scale, and empower all businesses to improve production efficiency, optimize supply, and drive technological innovation. It will also reduce the initial investment required for manufacturing and photovoltaic systems as well as decreasing the cost of photovoltaic power generation, eventually achieving grid parity, promote green and low-carbon initiatives as well as lead global development in sustainable energy.
Trina Solar’s initiative proposes:
- selection of 210+/-0.25mm as the standard size of silicon wafers in the 210-220mm size range under the SEMI Photovoltaic Standards, while revising the existing module size standards of SEMI.
- promotion of the standard sizes of silicon wafers and modules as in the appendix.
Companies joining this initiative (Listed in no particular order):
- Trina Solar Co., Ltd.
- Risen Energy Co., Ltd.
- Canadian Solar Inc.
- Huansheng Photovoltaic (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.
- Tongwei Co., Ltd.
- Jiangsu Runergy New Energy Technology Co., Ltd.
- Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
- Wuxi Shangji Automation Co., Ltd.
About Trina Solar
Trina Solar Co., Ltd., founded in 1997, is a world-leading provider of smart integrated photovoltaic (PV) solutions. The Company’s business spans the research and development, production and sale of PV modules, power plants and system products; PV power generation and operations and maintenance (O&M) services; the development and sale of smart microgrids and multi-energy systems; and energy cloud-platform operations. In 2018, Trina Solar pioneered the creation of an energy Internet of Things (IoT) brand, joining forces with the most advanced companies and research institutes in China and overseas to establish the Trina Solar Energy IoT Industry Development Alliance and the New Energy IoT Industry Innovation Centre, in addition to a New Energy IoT Research Innovation Platform. Through this energy IoT ecosystem, co-founded with multiple partners, the Company is committed to becoming the global leader in smart energy. On June 10, 2020, Trina Solar listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange Science and Technology Innovation Board (STAR Market), becoming its first PV company dealing in PV products, PV systems and smart energy. For more information, please visit the Company’s official website: www.trinasolar.com
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