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Integrating TOPCon: PV markets and systems

The new year will see n-type solar cell technologies, and tunnel-oxide passivated contact (TOPCon) in particular, build on a successful year in 2022 and continue to grow their share in the global PV module market. In this pv magazine Webinar, we’ll hear exactly how this growth is expected to shape up in 2023 and the following years from a top market analyst. And then we’ll take a closer look at the technology behind TOPCon with module maker Trina Solar, who will take us through the workings of its latest Vertex N module series, and the process of integrating these modules into a PV system to ensure all their potential advantages are best realized in the field.


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In 2022, PV module manufacturers in search of higher performance have begun a large-scale move to n-type cell technologies. These have achieved impressive cost reductions, and come with the potential for higher efficiency, as well as stronger performance under low light, high temperature and other challenging conditions, when compared to the p-type products that still dominate the market today.

Among those manufacturers making the switch to n-type is Trina Solar, which launched is Vertex N module series in 2022, and is scaling up production of cells and modules based on TOPCon technology as we move in to 2023. In this pv magazine Webinar we’ll dive into both the market background behind PV manufacturing’s switch to n-type, and the energy yield and other advantages that can be achieved with TOPCon in particular.

First, Danis Ho, renewable energy analyst with Trendforce in China will take us through the growing market share for TOPCon and other n-type technologies. As more manufacturers see the need to make the switch and avoid being left behind, n-type is gathering pace in 2023, well on the way to a majority market share. And while TOPCon is not the only option, it currently offers the best balance of cost vs. benefits, particularly for those manufacturers already operating large capacities of p-type PERC cell and module production.

With this market context in place, Jerry Cao, product manager at Trina Solar will take us through the technologies behind Trina’s Vertex N modules, and the advantages driving the market shift. And finally, we’ll expand this out to the system level, and hear from TrinaTracker’s Yuewen Pang about best practice when it comes to integrating the new generation of n-type modules into a PV system, and ensuring the advantages play out in the field.

pv magazine Webinar content:

  • Market trends in n-type technology
  • Trina Solar 210 Vertex N Module White Paper global release
  • System design & integration with the latest N type modules
  • Q&A

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

Registration for this pv magazine Webinar is free of charge.


Jerry Cao | Product Manager, Trina Solar

Mr. Cao Junrui, the N-TOPCon Product Manager from Trina Solar Global Module Product Management Team. Holding the master degree of Programme and Project management from the University of Warwick, merging the undergraduate learning experience of electrical engineering, he is able to provide the comprehensive value assessment of the PV modules. For this time, he would launch the White Paper of Vertex N series, whose unique advantages create higher customer value in the coming years.

Yuewen Pang | R&D Manager, TrinaTracker

PANG Yuewen, TrinaTracker R&D Manager, responsible for research for new scenario applications of PV systems and new product development.

Danis Ho| Renewable Energy Analyst, TrendForce

Danis Ho is a Renewable Energy analyst in TrendForce, focusing on global PV market trends and supply chains. Danis graduated from the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering of the University of New South Wales. He received his Master of Energy Systems from the University of Melbourne.


Mark Hutchins | Magazine Director, pv magazine

Mark Hutchins joined pv magazine as production editor for our monthly global title in September 2016. He also reports on upstream technology and markets, and new and emerging solar regions for both print and online. Mark has experience in copywriting, music journalism and the fast-paced world of startups.

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