TrinaTracker Released White Paper on “Spherical Bearing: Unique Three-Dimensional Long-Lasting Patented Component”

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Proving its Supreme Performance with More Than 10 Years of Outdoor Installation.

Dubai, UAE: TrinaTracker, a leading tracker manufacturer and business unit of Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (SHA:688599), has released the “TrinaTracker Spherical Bearing: Unique three-dimensional long-lasting patented component white paper.” The document proves the advantages of the spherical bearing’s unique geometric design through rigorous testing and long-term outdoor reliability.

The white paper described the advantages of spherical bearings over conventional cylindrical bearings after performing numerous tests in real installations.

TrinaTracker, always at the forefront of solar industry innovation and technology, designed and implemented a spherical geometry bearing, adding significant value to the plants. Its three-dimensional articulation improves terrain adaptability and eliminates risks of misalignment and additional forces that create extra friction. Additionally, the assembly of spherical bearings reduces installation times and costs, and it does not require any maintenance during the operation phase of the installation.

According to the white paper, the spherical bearing has proven reliable over more than ten years and accounts for more than 6 GW of assembly. 

An example of its long-term efficiency is “Zuera,” the 11 MW plant installed in Zaragoza (Spain), where the first spherical bearings were assembled. Since the interconnection of this PV plant in 2008, no cases of bearing failure have been reported. 

Jason Duan, Head of the tracker business unit at Trina Solar said: “TrinaTracker’s patented three-dimensional Spherical Bearing, unique to our Agile 1P and Vanguard 2P series, meets the company’s objective of increasing our clients’ return on investment by lowering BOS cost and guaranteeing reliability during the project lifecycle. No failure is reported regarding TrinaTracker spherical bearings since they were first assembled more than a decade ago.” 

About Trina Solar (688599. SH)

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.