DNV REPORT: BANKABILITY OF AGILE-1P AND VANGUARD-2P TRACKERS, COMPATIBLE WITH HIGH-POWER MODULES

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Dubai, UAE: Trina Solar Co., Ltd (“Trina Solar”), a world leading PV and smart energy total solution provider, launched the TrinaTracker Vanguard 2P Independent Row tracker. The new tracker is fully compatible with ultra-high power modules ranging from 400W to 670W+. Vanguard 2P adopts four key technology advantages: high reliability, increased power generation, low O&M costs and easier overall solutions. The Vanguard series is a member of the TrinaTracker family, which further enriches the trackers application scenarios and upgrades TrinaTracker solutions.

Trina Solar’s new tracker series TrinaTracker “Vanguard” and “Agile” have been recently reviewed by DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider. The report issued by DNV on Technology Review of Two Single-axis Tracking System: Agile-1P and Vanguard-2P, indicates that these trackers are compatible with high-power modules.

In order to comprehensively assess the upgraded tracker solutions for high-power modules, DNV applied a complete assessment system to cover all aspects of the tracker business, including but not limited to design and structural calculations, supply chain capabilities, quality and environmental safety control systems, market performance and outlook, reliability warranty, and O&M performance. The DNV team also assessed various reports of TrinaTracker throughout the product life cycle, including wind tunnel test reports, FEM reports, system test reports, authentication certificates, calculation sheets, detailed drawings, calculation sheets of pre-sale and mid-sale stages, ground survey reports, installation manuals, and other professional reports of engineering design, O&M manual and O&M cost in the after-sale stage.

According to the Report, the available certifications and design, manufacturing and sale services of TrinaTracker are generally in line with the common international requirements with respect to quality and environmental management. Moreover, TrinaTracker adopts the FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) methodology in the product development and maintains strict optimization records as per the best practice in the market.

According to the Quarterly Report of Trina Solar’s Demonstration Project in Tongchuan, China verified by CGC (China General Certification), a third-party certification and testing agent, the intelligent algorithm of TrinaTracker leads to an increase of 3%-8% in power gain compared with the traditional astronomical algorithms.

“TrinaTracker’s new-generation trackers are an upgrade that stands on the shoulders of historical products.” said César Hidalgo, DNV’s principal engineer of solar systems, “TrinaTracker also presents a well-developed forward-looking R&D technology path to continuously meet customer needs.”

Duan Shunwei, head of the tracker business unit of Trina Solar, said: “DNV’s comprehensive assessment once again validates the technical advancement, high reliability and significant system value of TrinaTracker, thus further consolidating the financing value of TrinaTracker in the global market. With DNV’s assessment opinions, the majority of owners, investors, EPC and other interested parties will have more confidence in the new-generation trackers compatible with high-power modules, which in turn will accelerate the scale application of upgraded PV system products.”

About Trina Solar:

Founded in 1997, Trina Solar is the world leading PV and smart energy total solution provider. The company engages in PV products R&D, manufacture and sales; PV projects development, EPC, O&M; smart micro-grid and multi-energy complementary systems development and sales, as well as energy cloud-platform operation. In 2018, Trina Solar launched its Energy IoT brand, established the Trina Energy IoT Industrial Development Alliance together with leading enterprises and research institutes in China and around the world, and founded the New Energy IoT Industrial Innovation Center. With these actions, Trina Solar is committed to working with its partners to build the energy IoT ecosystem and develop an innovation platform to explore New Energy IoT, as it strives to be a leader in global intelligent energy. In June 2020, Trina Solar listed on the STAR Market of Shanghai Stock Exchange.