Typical multi-crystalline PV module (not Trina's) is shown on the left-most.
Currently in pilot production, the multi-crystalline silicon module is composed of 60 high-efficiency Honey Plus multi-crystalline silicon cells (156×156mm2), including back surface passivation and local back surface field.
Trina Solar - the second largest manufacturer of solar panels (behind Yingli Solar) - has set a new world record for power output from a high efficiency multi-crystalline silicon PV module.
Called Honey Plus, the multi-crystalline silicon PV module reached a new power output record of 324.5Wp. This has been independently certified by TUV Rheinland.
Recently, the Company set a new record for its Honey Plus p-type PERC cell which reached an efficiency of 20.76% - independently confirmed by Fraunhofer ISE CalLab in Germany.
Trina Solar has set 4 new world records in 2014 for p-type PERC cells and modules, namely:
- new efficiency record for large-area (156×156 mm2) p-type silicon substrates (21.40%) for mono-crystalline cells
- new efficiency record for large-area (156×156 mm2) p-type silicon substrates (20.76%) for multi-crystalline cells
- new peak power output records for commercial PV modules (335.2Wp) for mono-crystalline cells
- new peak power output records for commercial PV modules (324.5Wp) for multi-crystalline cells.
The Green Mechanics: This could only mean one thing - More power squeezed from those panels on your rooftops.