Withstanding a Category 4 Hurricane, Trina Solar’s 670W Module Shows Its Mettle
- Business of Solar
After passing advanced serial load tests including for non-uniform snow-load and 20,000 cycles of dynamic mechanical load, Trina Solar's 210mm Vertex 670W module has passed the extreme wind tunnel test. The result further confirms that ultra-high-power modules can maintain their outstanding performance even when subject to extreme weather.
Trina Solar, with the third-party authoritative organization CGC (China General Certification), conducted the wind tunnel test on the 210mm Vertex 670W dual-glass module (2.384×1.303m).
The 210 Vertex 670W module remains intact when wind speed reached 62m/s (216km/h or 134 mph), which is equivalent to the low end of a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
The wind tunnel test results prove that the 210mm Vertex module not only generates super high power but also possesses extremely high reliability.
The globalization of PV applications and diversification of scenarios have put higher demands on module performance, and extreme weather such as strong winds, snowstorms and hailstorms pose great challenges.
Bearing out Trina Solar's consistent ultra-high reliability, the 210 module has undergone an array of design optimizations, such as increased frame thickness, larger cavities and optimized material to ensure ultra-high structural strength. At the same time, the non-destructive cutting gives the smallest cell a bending strength comparable to that of the whole cell, as well as significantly enhances resistance to hidden cracks.
In addition to the modules themselves, the mounting method is also critical to reliability. Cost-effective screw installation is suitable for large-scale power stations; clamp installation is widely used in distributed rooftop applications, which supports rapid installation. For particularly harsh snow or windy climates, Trina Solar enables customized installation methods to meet customers’ higher demands.
In the spirit of innovation and always focusing on customer value, Trina Solar delivers products with the lowest BOS and higher power generation efficiency to promote the sustainable development of the PV industry and lead the transformation of the global energy industry.
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