Embracing the 600 W+ Era

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Solar modules are getting more powerful. This much was clear walking the show floor at the SNEC show earlier this month in Shanghai, where leading manufacturers all exhibited products with power ratings in the 600 W+ range. In this pv magazine Webinar, hosted in partnership with Trina Solar, we’ll take a closer look at the technologies inside Trina’s Vertex module, and why its impressive performance is about much more than simply making the module larger.

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Ku Jun Heong, Senior Director of Sales & Marketing | Trina Solar Asia Pacific
Lim Cheong Boon, Head of Product and Marketing, APAC | Trina Solar Asia Pacific
Andrew Gilhooly, Head of TrinaPro APAC region | Trina Solar
Corrine Lin, Chief Analyst | PV InfoLink

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Mark Hutchins, Editor | pv magazine

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Embracing the 600 W+ Era

Solar modules are getting more powerful. This much was clear walking the show floor at the SNEC show earlier this month in Shanghai, where leading manufacturers all exhibited products with power ratings in the 600 W+ range.

Modules like these promise optimizations and cost savings in manufacturing, as well as balance of systems and other cost reductions at the project level – all leading in the end to a lower LCOE. Questions also remain, however, about the practicality of handling these larger, heavier modules in the field, and how they will interact with other system components.

Among the high-powered modules on show at SNEC was Trina Solar’s Vertex module, which boasts a power rating of more than 600 W. In this pv magazine Webinar, hosted in partnership with Trina Solar, we’ll take a closer look at the technologies inside Trina’s Vertex module, and why its impressive performance is about much more than simply making the module larger.

Ku Jun Heong, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing at Trina Solar Asia Pacific, will begin with a short update on the latest developments at Trina Solar. Lim Cheong Boon, head of product and marketing for the APAC region at Trina Solar, will follow this. He will take us through the Vertex module’s key features and discuss why the rapid increase in power ratings means we are at the start of a whole new era for the solar industry.

But the module is only one piece of the puzzle, and next, we’ll expand the scope of this webinar to look at whole PV systems. For a couple of years now, Trina Solar’s Trina Pro solution has offered full system solutions to the large-scale PV segment. We’ll hear from Andrew Gilhooly, Head of Trina Pro for the APAC region how, with the advent of the larger Vertex module, the solution has evolved into ‘Trina Pro Mega’, and some of the key considerations at the system level when moving into the new era of 600 W+ modules.

We’ll also hear from Corrine Lin, Chief Analyst at PV InfoLink, who will share her insights on the latest developments in module technology, and where the market looks to be headed.

pv magazine Webinar content

  • Market impacts of high-powered modules
  • What’s new at Trina Solar
  • Entering the 600 W+ era
  • What’s inside the Vertex module
  • Working with high-powered modules
  • Component and system considerations
  • Q&A

Questions can be submitted beforehand or during the webinar through a chat window. Mark Hutchins from pv magazine will be the moderator of this webinar.

Speakers

Ku Jun Heong, Senior Director of Sales & Marketing | Trina Solar Asia Pacific

Ku Jun Heong oversees the company’s sales and marketing activities in the Asia Pacific excluding China and Japan. When he first joined Trina Solar, in November 2009, he focused on the markets in Australia and India, especially in the utility segment which involves developing solar farms. But as the depth and breadth of Trina Solar’s business grew in the Asia Pacific regions, so has Ku’s activities. In more recent years, he has been helping to develop sales opportunities in other emerging markets, such as those in Southeast Asia. Besides working in the utility segment, Ku also helps Trina Solar to further penetrate the commercial, industrial, SME (small-to-medium enterprise) and residential segments of the market.

Lim Cheong Boon, Head of Product and Marketing, APAC | Trina Solar Asia Pacific

Lim is handling product and marketing in APAC at Trina Solar. He joined Trina in Nov 2011 and has been responsible for product management, training and promotion of new products to APAC customers. He has over 9 years of PV industry experience and supporting a broad base of customers in different segments on product and technical matters.

Andrew Gilhooly, Head of TrinaPro APAC region | Trina Solar

Andrew is Assistant Director for Asia Pacific for Trina’s TrinaPro business and is an accomplished Energy and Product Management professional with over 12 years’ experience within the European, Asian and Australian Solar PV sectors. He has worked across a variety of disciplines within both Utility scale and C&I, including roles in Business Development, Cost Estimation, Project Engineering and Management, New Market Entry Strategy, New Product Introduction and O&M. He is also an Accredited Designer for Grid Connected PV Systems by the Clean Energy Council of Australia.

Corrine Lin, Chief Analyst | PV InfoLink

Corrine Lin is chief analyst at PV InfoLink. She works on market conditions, spot market prices, capacity expansions, and production technologies across the supply chain.

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