in News Departments > Products & Technology
print the content item

Trina Solar Ltd. has released the 60-cell PDG5, the first product in the company's new line of dual-rated frameless solar modules. According to Trina, the PDG5 is resistant to potential induced degradation and micro-cracking, and it does not require grounding.

By replacing the traditional backsheet materials of conventional solar modules with heat-strengthened glass, the PDG5 provides a heavy-duty solution for environments of high temperature and humidity, conditions that can accelerate performance degradation.

In addition, by reducing the module's glass thickness from the industry standard of 3.2 mm to 2.5 mm and applying an antireflective coating to the front glass, the company says it has enhanced transmission by an estimated 2.5%. MC4PLUS photovoltaic connectors increase system reliability.

Additionally, the modules are designed for 1,000 V IEC and 1,000 V UL applications. According to Trina, this setup enables longer installation runs to improve cabling, as well as lower hardware and labor installation costs.

PDG5 is being readied for worldwide shipments in the second half of the year.



IronRidge_id1414

ModSolar_B_id1435
Latest Top Stories

Installer's Survey Shows Solar Energy Customers Predominantly Middle Class

Massachusetts installer New England Clean Energy surveyed nearly 250 of its customers and found that the majority of households installing solar are middle class.


U.S. Renewables Continue To Outpace Coal, Oil And Nuclear In New Capacity

New U.S. capacity from renewables so far this year is almost 35 times that of coal, oil and nuclear combined - 3,598 MW vs. 104 MW. Solar and wind are running virtually neck-and-neck, with 1,671 MW and 1,614 MW, respectively.


Energy Department Invests Millions More In Cost-Cutting Solar R&D

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $53 million to dozens of research and development (R&D) projects that aim to drive down the cost of solar energy.


TVA Reconsiders Solar's Role And Value In New Resource Plan And Grid Study

Critics point to wide variations in caps and premiums paid for solar under the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) current plan. The utility agency says it will incorporate more solar stakeholders in future programs.


After Massachusetts' 'Godfather Of Solar' Exits, Will The New Gov. Step Up?

Bay State solar developers and suppliers look back on the legacy of Gov. Deval Patrick while awaiting Massachusetts’ incoming chief executive.

Lufft_id1410
Heilind_id1430
GoIndustry (UK) Limited_id1446
PVcobra_id1394
Ingeteam_id1433