2018, a year with multiple milestones for Trina Solar.
In March, Trina Solar warmly welcomed customers from all over the world to celebrate its 20th birthday together. The company launched the very first smart PV solution, TrinaPro, to take a solid step towards Trina Solar's strategic transformation into an enterprise focused on the development of alternative and renewable energy solutions that work in concert with the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.
2018, a year with common steps taken by a company focusing on long-term development.
From rooftops of houses in India, to utility-scale solar projects, from Chinese “Top Runner” PV projects, to the largest PV project in Europe, Trina Solar takes solid steps towards the application and innovation of solar PV technology with its strong leading brand. By contributing to the energy transformation of emerging PV markets in east Europe and Latin America for instance, Trina Solar is converting the world to clean energy.
In 2018, our IBC cell’s efficiency exceeded 25.04%, once again setting a new world record. The company has won the “China Industry Award”, which is the highest award in China's industrial field approved by the State Council.
We successfully acquired the world's leading solar tracker system manufacturer, Nclave Renewable, based in Spain, and integrated its state-of-art trackers into TrinaPro. Furthermore, TrinaPro has contributed to our Spanish customer Cobra, for a 190 MW large solar park in Alcázar (Spain). Since its launch, we are experiencing strong demand for this very first solar solution, as it can significantly reduce levelized cost of electricity (LCoE) by combining premium components, optimized system integration and smart O&M interconnection.
Rongfang Yin, Executive Vice President at Trina Solar and Jose Ramón Fernández, Chief Executive Officer at Nclave Renewable
We have completed the PV+ energy storage microgrid project on 14 islands in Maldives, which has become the world's largest island microgrid group. Our overseas projects have also sprung up with 133 MW single power plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico, and 104 MW single power plant in Zacatecas, Mexico.
Module business is still Trina Solar’s core basis, and we will keep strengthening our world leading position. In 2018, we have been awarded as “Top Performer” among global module manufacturers for the fourth time since 2014 by DNV GL, and Top Bankable Module Supplier three times in a row in Bloomberg NEF (BNEF) module bankability report.
Meanwhile, our module products have been trusted by customers in worldwide, not only in developed PV markets, but also in emerging PV markets. We have supplied 123 MW modules for the largest solar project in Ukraine, 41.6 MW modules for the Nonogasta Solar Park in in Argentina, 120 MW modules for the Noor Tafilalet project in Morocco, 167 MW half-cut-cell modules for the largest solar project in Europe as well as 17 MW dual-glass monocrystalline PERC modules for the largest floating PV plant in Europe.
17 MW floating PV plant in France
For residential business, Trina Solar has launched Trinahome, the one-stop residential PV solution in Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, and Australia step by step. The construction of Shogo Sugiura House in Japan, a multi-purpose community space incorporating Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) in the walls and part of the roof has been completed, with utilization of Trina Solar dual-glass modules.
Trinahome residential solar solutions
2018 is coming to an end, what happens next to Trina Solar?
Technical Innovation will still be the engine power, and we will take advantage of our national innovation platform: the State Key Laboratory of Photovoltaic Science and Technology. With the multiple product units in terms of high efficient modules, energy storage systems and smart PV solutions, Trina Solar will keep contributing to the application and innovation of clean energy of solar, to deliver the harmony of environment and humanity by utilizing solar energy.
On New Year’s Eve, Trina Solar would like to wish you and your loved ones a healthy new year 2019!