On 26 May 2021, PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), the leading independent PV test laboratory released its latest annual global PV module test results, the 2021 PV Module Reliability Scorecard Report. Trina Solar was placed as a “Top Performer” again for outstanding product reliability and performance among global PV module manufacturers. This is the seventh in a row since the PVEL test was established.
This recognition was 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 conducted 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.
A global leading independent reliability and performance testing laboratory, PVEL has tested over 400 unique Bills of Material (BOMs) from more than 50 manufacturers to date. 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 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 modules, have shown proven record of lowering the balance-of-systems (BOS) costs and levelized cost of electricity (LCOE), bringing higher power generation, and thus, creating higher value for our customers across the globe.”
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