Trina Solar has once again been placed as a “Top Performer” for outstanding product reliability and performance among global PV module manufacturers in the 2021 PV Module Reliability Scorecard Report. The report was recently released by PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), the leading independent PV test laboratory, and includes the latest annual global PV module test results. Trina Solar has received this accolade for the seventh time in a row since the PVEL test was established.
The recognition is based on the results of the Product Qualification Program (PQP), presented in the 2021 PV Module Reliability Scorecard issued by PVEL, following strict factory inspections taking place over the past 18 months. With a focus on evaluating the performance of PV modules in terms of thermal cycling, damp heat, dynamic mechanical load, potential-induced degradation, PAN files, etc., the PQP was designed to independently recognize “Top Performer” PV manufacturers who outpace their competitors based on the comparison of their product quality and durability.
PVEL is a global leading independent reliability and performance testing laboratory, and has to date tested over 400 unique Bills of Material (BOMs) from more than 50 manufacturers. Its PV Module Reliability Scorecards provide PV equipment buyers and power plant investors with independent, consistent reliability and performance benchmarking data that supports effective supplier management.
The full report of the 2021 Scorecard was officially launched via two webinars on May 26. At the webinars, Trina Solar’s 210 modules were showcased as the lab has also included the large format modules going through PQP testing this year.
Tristan Erion-Lorico, head of PV Module Business at PVEL, said: “Trina Solar has been recognized as “Top Performer” in every single edition of PVEL’s PV Module Reliability Scorecard – a tremendous accomplishment. On behalf of the entire PVEL team, I applaud Trina Solar for their impressive and consistent track record and strong commitment to independent testing. We look forward to continuing our testing of Trina Solar’s ultra-high power modules in the months ahead.”
Cao Bo, Deputy General Manager of Trina Solar, said: “With more than 20 years’ accumulation of technical know-how, Trina Solar is committed to sustainability through the delivery of high power, highly efficient and top-performing modules with proven quality and reliability. More importantly, our highly reliable and ultra-high power modules, such as the Vertex module have shown proven record of lowering the balance-of-systems (BOS) costs and levelized cost of electricity (LCOE), and bringing higher power generation, and thus creating higher value for our customers across the globe.”