Trina Solar will showcase the TSM-DC80 in June 2010 at Intersolar Europe in Munich,Germany, and it is planned to be available for sale in Europe and NorthAmerica in the first quarter of 2011.
Trina Solar developed QuadMax technology using innovative manufacturing processes and proprietary, state-of-the-art metallization and passivation techniques, which haveallowed Quad Max cells to yield conversion efficiencies of up to 18.8percent in test laboratory production. The product’s square shape allows the monocrystalline cell to harvest more sunlight by avoiding surfacearea loss typical with conventional octagon-shaped cells.
TheTSM-DC80 features high efficiency, square-shaped monocrystalline cellswith ‘Quad Max’ technology, and is expected to boost module power output by up to 8 percent when compared with conventional monocrystallinemodules. The 72-cell premium module is also expected to have a maximumpower output of over 200W, making them an excellent choice for rooftopPV applications, including residential installations where a highpower-to-space ratio is a priority.
"Developed to address thegrowing needs of our expanding rooftop market segments, Trina Solar’sQuad Max offers homeowners and small businesses an ideal solution forrooftop installations," said Jifan Gao, Chairman and CEO of Trina Solar.
"Trina Solar is committed to providing our customers with new and innovativeproducts and technologies such as Quad Max, which presents one of themost advanced and cost-effective PV options for rooftop and small scaleground-mounted systems."