MELBOURNE (2 October 2018) - Trina Solar, the global leader in total solar energy solutions, is moving into the Australian household sector with the launch tomorrow of Trinahome.
Today’s launch of Trinahome coincides with the All Energy 2018 trade show at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (3-4 October). Trina Solar is a key exhibitor at this year’s show and has a Trinahome system on display at its stand (Stand No. 2500).
“Trina Solar is already involved in large-scale solar farms in Australia and has also helped many Australian industrial and commercial companies to have rooftop solar to power their businesses,” says Jun-Heong Ku, Trina Solar senior sales director for Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
“Now that we have solidified our strong position with solar farms and large commercial and industrial projects in Australia; we are moving into the Australian household sector with the launch of Trinahome.”
“Trinahome will help to further boost demand in Australia for solar rooftop by giving households an easy and affordable solution.”
“Trinahome is the first ‘all in one’ solution in Australia, which means all the components – the solar modules, inverter and mounting – come from Trina Solar and are backed by Trina Solar warranties,” he says. “This makes it very easy for the consumer because they know that the whole system is backed by one manufacturer. It also means all the components work together seamlessly to provide greater efficiency.”
“The key benefit of solar energy is you will be more self-sufficient and can reduce your energy bills. Solar energy is also a renewable resource, so it is better for the environment than relying on electricity generated from fossil fuels such as coal,” he adds.
Trinahome is a 3Kw to 10Kw system, depending on the roof size. The system can also be installed in one day, depending on the weather and roof size.
“It is suited not just for residences, but also for small to medium sized businesses wanting to cut their electricity bills.”
“One of the unique features of Trinahome, is it will come with a hybrid inverter so you have the flexibility to feed excess electricity into the grid or use that electricity to recharge the batteries in an energy storage system.”
Ku says: “Energy storage solutions are becoming more affordable – thanks to new technology – so we anticipate that the new battery technology coming onto the market will lead to a further pick-up in demand in the residential solar market.”
While the residential sector has achieved good growth, the higher growth segments this year have been utility and commercial and industrial (C&I), says Ku.
Some of the biggest adopters of solar energy have been shopping centres, supermarkets, other retail stores and industrial companies such as large-scale manufacturers, he adds.
“Electricity prices have been increasing - due to the rising cost of fossil fuels, such as oil and gas – so people have an incentive to look for cheaper alternatives, such as solar energy,” says Ku.
“If you calculate the difference in the cost of solar energy versus electricity from the grid, it becomes apparent you can recoup the money spent on solar technology.”
Ku says: “Trina Solar has supplied more than 1,500 MW of solar capacity to Australia.”
Australia is Trina Solar’s third largest market in Asia Pacific after China and India. “Trina Solar was founded in China in 1997 and has been in Australia since 2011,” he adds.
About Trina Solar
Trina Solar is a world leading and total solutions provider for solar energy. Founded in 1997, Trina Solar develops proprietary smart PV solutions for large power stations as well as commercial and residential solutions, energy storage systems and photovoltaic modules. As the world’s leading provider of integrated solar energy solutions, Trina Solar has also taken the lead in the world of energy IoT (internet of things). It is committed to becoming a global leader in this new and emerging sector. For more information, please visit www.trinasolar.com.