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Trina Solar announces new efficiency world record
Trina Solar has announced it has set a new efficiency world record for power output with their Honey Plus multi-crystalline silicon PV module reaching 19.14 per cent.

This result marks a new world record for a multi-crystalline silicon module composed of 60 high-efficiency Honey Plus multi-crystalline silicon cells (156156mm2) produced with advanced technologies including back surface passivation and local back surface field, which were developed by Trina Solar and are currently in production and will be available in Australia from September in 275W & 280W format.

The results were independently confirmed by the National Centre of Supervision and Inspection on Solar Photovoltaic Product Quality (CPVT) in Wuxi, China.

The 60-cell panel features advanced technologies including back surface passivation, local back surface field and half-cell module technologies. Trina says the half-cell module technology is not currently part of the Honey Plus product range, but will be incorporated at a later date.

Dr Pierre Verlinden, Vice-President and Chief Scientist of Trina Solar said that to the best of their knowledge, this is the first time that a multi-crystalline Silicon PV module has reached an efficiency higher than 19%.

"It demonstrates that multi-crystalline Silicon PV modules can reach an efficiency level that was reserved to the most efficient solar cells before, such as mono-crystalline IBC or heterojunction cells.

"This milestone achievement is the result of a very close collaboration among our silicon crystallization, solar cell and module scientists.

"We believe that innovation is playing the very essential role to Trina's sustainable growth and long-term success. Our focus remains on developing innovative and cutting-edge solar power products and technologies to strengthen our leadership in the PV industry," Dr Verlinden said.

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About Trina Solar: Trina Solar is a tier one world supplier of photovoltaic modules and in 2014 became the world's number one producer. Founded in 1997, it employs 15,000 people in 22 countries and has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 2006. It has shipped 11 GW of solar panels world-wide since 2007. In Australia Trina Solar has an R&D investment through support of the Australian National University and the University of NSW and is a major module supplier nationally to the commercial and domestic markets.

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