March 14, 2014
Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic ("PV") modules, solutions, and services, announced its Trinasmart product has received IEC 61215/61730 certification from TUV Rheinland. Trinasmart is the first smart module to receive certification from TUV Rheinland in Greater China.
"We are delighted our Trinasmart product is the first smart module to receive this certification from TUV Rheinland in Greater China," said Wei Zhou, Vice President of Quality of Trina Solar. "Trinasmart incorporates innovative technology into a complete-solution solar module. This certification adds a strong competitive element to our Trinasmart products and further strengthens assurance on the performance and reliability of our leading smart module."
"Though there have been tremendous technological innovations in the solar industry, questions were raised on how to define the electrical characteristics of a smart module under standard test conditions," said Ulrike Therhaag, Director of Solar & Fuelcell technology of TUV Rheinland. "Using our expertise as a leading testing and certification institution in the PV industry, we developed a solution to accurately measure the performance of smart modules and to support the development of industry standards around smart modules. We are delighted to have worked with Trina Solar on the first certification of a smart module in the Greater China region."
Trinasmart is a performance optimizer which enables the monitoring and control of arrays at a modular level and enhances system performance. Users can access all module data in real time remotely through their smartphone or laptop. In an emergency, users can switch off the entire array by a single click. Moreover, for fire emergency, the modules can be totally deactivated to eliminate high voltages and secure the safety of firefighters.
About Trina Solar Limited
Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) is a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services. Founded in 1997 as a PV system integrator, Trina Solar today drives smart energy together with installers, distributors, utilities and developers worldwide. The company's industry-shaping position is based on innovation excellence, superior product quality, vertically integrated capabilities and environmental stewardship. For more information, please visit www.trinasolar.com.
About TUV Rheinland
TUV Rheinland is a global leader in the provision of testing and certification services for PV modules and components. TUV Rheinland serves 80% of PV manufacturers worldwide, helping them to ensure product quality and safety. ISO 17025 laboratory accredited and CBTL listed, and with a unique global network backed by more than 170 experts and six world-class solar energy assessment centres in Cologne, Arizona, Yokohama, Bangalore, Shanghai and Taichung. TUV Rheinland assists clients in understanding and complying with stringent international safety and performance requirements, thus helping clients reach all target markets in a reliable, time-efficient manner and to gain greater acceptance amongst buyers, investors and banks. For more information, please visit www.tuv.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
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