Trina Solar has successfully brings its industrially-produced P-type monocrystalline PERC cells’ average conversion efficiency to 21.1%, announced on July 5. PV module that consists of 60 pieces of these PERC cells will reach a power output of 300W.
"We are proud of our latest achievement in attaining an average conversion efficiency rate of 21.1% for our monocrystalline PERC cells that were industrially produced by applying our laboratory world record PERC cell technology,” said Dr. Pierre Verlinden, Vice-President and Chief Scientist of Trina Solar. “We will not stop here as we continue to relentlessly develop low cost yet highly efficient solar products."
The PERC-based P-type monocrystalline cells were fabricated on a 156x156 cm2 large-size industrial boron-doped Cz-Si substrate and were developed on Trina Solar’s "golden" pilot production line with standard industrial production materials and processes. This achievement demonstrates the company’s ability to convert laboratory technology into mass production.
Reducing solar product’s LCOE and going grid parity have been two of Trina Solar’s major targets. As the market demand to high-efficiency products increases, Trina Solar believes the new PERC cells will help accelerate the applications of high-efficiency solar products and further reduction in the LCOE.