Trina Solar launches list of inverters and also trackers compatible with large-format G12 photovoltaic panels
- Trina Solar, the module manufacturer leading the shift to the biggest solar wafer size (210-mm/8-in.), has actually launched a checklist of inverter and radar companies with items suitable with the large-form modules.
The big 210-mm wafers (also referred to as G12 wafers) are provided by Chinese cell supplier Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor (TZS). Along with Trina, firms like Maxeon and Risen Energy will utilize TZS-supplied wafers. While the more mainstream M6 wafers (166-mm) can mainly continue to be used in commonly sized 60- as well as 72-cell panel frameworks, also larger M10 and also G12 wafers provide to larger-format modules most suitable for utility-scale solar tasks as well as will require updated installing systems and also higher power inverters.
Trina Solar introduced it would start to generate its own "ultra-high power modules products," include a complete launch of compatible inverters in March 2021. The listing of additional inverter producers (according to Trina) that currently have or will have high-power inverters prepared by the end of the year consists of: Huawei, Sineng, Sungrow, SMA, GoodWe, Ginlong Solis as well as Kstar.
Tracker firms that can sustain large-format modules consist of: Arctech Solar, Variety Technologies, GameChange Solar, Ideematec, Nextracker, PVH, Soltec and TrinaTracker (formerly Nclave).
Large-wafer modules generate even more power at a lower voltage, which can offer fewer modules required in strings. This lowers DC cabling price, lowers land required as well as lowers additional BOS.