RETC Names Trina Solar ‘Overall High Achiever’ for Vertex 670W Series Modules

FREMONT, CA -- Trina Solar has been recognized as an “Overall High Achiever” in the PV Module Index Report 2022 published by the independent Renewable Energy Test Center in California. This distinction reflects success in a number of RETC tests that are significantly more rigorous than the IEC standard, demonstrating the excellent reliability, oustanding performance and superior quality of Trina Solar’s ultra-high power 670W series modules. It is the third year in a row that Trina Solar has received this award. 

As a leading independent test laboratory for photovoltaic and renewable energy products, RETC publishes the annual PVMI report with a focus on technology and quality indicators, including three essential module attributes: reliability, performance and quality. Trina Solar’s ultra-high power 670W series modules achieved top performance in all three categories. The report provides a strong reference for financiers and developers to select high-quality modules, while offering operators reference data on module reliability in long-term application.

During product reliability tests, Trina Solar Vertex 670W series modules scored high in the DH2000 damp heat test, the DML sequence and the TC600 thermal cycle test. The DML sequence recognizes manufacturers whose modules degrade less than 1% after being subjected to dynamic mechanical loading followed by 50 thermal cycles and 30 humidity-freeze cycles. From multiple rigorous mechanical load tests in the laboratory to practical applications in projects worldwide, Trina Solar’s Vertex modules demonstrate first-class reliability. 

In performance tests, Trina Solar scored well in PAN file characterization, LID resistance and LeTID resistance. The 670W series modules achieved less than 0.5% power loss after 486 hours of LeTID test exposure, outperforming other modules. In the high performance in LID resistance test, Trina modules achieved a top 10 ranking among all modules tested based on LID performance ratio. For the PAN file characterization test, Trina modules produced a top performance ratio greater than 85%. The modules also performed well in the quality test sequence.

This latest recognition adds to a growing list of accolades for Trina in recent months. In May, PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) named Trina Solar a top performer for the eighth time.And in early June, Trina Solar was given an AAA ranking, the highest category, in the PV ModuleTech Bankability report, published by PV-Tech, for its superior technological innovation, product value and financial performance. 

Trina Solar’s PV modules have a 25- or 30-year power warranty. With a track record of 25 years in the industry, Trina provides reliable support for the full product life cycle.