‘TrinaPro’ Passes with Flying Colors in DNV GL Assessment Report

China-based one of the leading PV and smart energy solutions provider Trina Solar said that it’s TrinaPro solution has passed the DNV GL’s assessment test and proved as reliable smart photovoltaic (PV) solution.

TrinaPro smart solar solution

Recently, the module manufacturer has received the Technology Assessment Report for its TrinaPro Smart Solar Solution from DNV GL, a quality assurance and risk management company with a global presence.

Commenting on the development, MinWah Leung, Project Manager at DNV GL, said that “TrinaPro is an integrated system of modules, inverters, and trackers tied with a smart tracking algorithm, control network, and a cloud-based O&M platform with mobile app capabilities.”

Leung added that “the main advantage of TrinaPro is the system integration for a turn-key solution. Projects are designed with megawatt blocks and TrinaPro allows for integrated project management, installation, components, and monitoring. While TrinaPro’s software controls and cloud-based O&M platform are new, Trina uses the existing module, inverter, and tracker products in the industry. DNV GL considers that Trina Solar is capable of supplying a product that does not pose atypical risks.”

In the assessment, DNV GL tested the potential energy gain of the TrinaPro solution and its smart tracking algorithm, based on independent energy simulations and a review of some field testing.

Though the energy gain varies depending upon the location and weather conditions, Norway-based DNV GL estimated the energy gain for the TrinaPro smart tracking algorithm to be 0.6 percent to 1 percent for a test site in Viana, Spain, 0.4 percent to 1.9 percent energy gain on cloudy days, and the gain even attaining up to 5 percent under specific scenarios.

“The comprehensive assessment of DNV GL once again proves that TrinaPro’s leading technology delivers a top bankability performance in the global market. TrinaPro is the industry’s first smart photovoltaic solution and is currently the only PV solution proven by an international third-party. With TrinaPro expanding its global footprint, an increasing number of customers can expect to derive enhanced investment income as a result,” said Yin Rongfang, Vice General Manager and EVP at Trina Solar.

For testing, DNV GL, which is an international accredited registrar and classification society, has developed a detailed and efficient process for evaluating technical documentation and provides investors with the information and opinion they need to gain comfort with an unfamiliar product. It has also visited the module and tracker manufacturing facilities of Trina Solar in China and Spain to evaluate the manufacturing and quality processes.

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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