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Why bigger is better when bifacial modules meet single-axis tracking in the APAC region

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Australia’s large-scale solar segment has adopted the combination of bifacial modules with single-axis tracking – delivering on LCOE and power output during the times of the day when wholesale prices are high. With large-format modules now coming on the market, will the wider Asia-Pacific region follow suit?

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Lim Cheong Boon, Head of Product and Marketing, APAC | Trina Solar
Andrew Gihooly, Head of TrinaPro APAC region | Trina Solar
Chen Zhang, Solar Engineer | DNV

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Jonathan Gifford, Founding Editor | pv magazine Australia
Blake Matich, Editor | pv magazine Australia

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Why bigger is better when bifacial modules meet single-axis tracking in the APAC region

Please note: This webinar has been rescheduled from 1 April 2021 to 14 April 2021. If you had already registered by March 31, your registration and log-in remain the same.

Australia’s large-scale solar segment has adopted the combination of bifacial modules with single-axis tracking – delivering on LCOE and power output during the times of the day when wholesale prices are high. With large-format modules now coming on the market, will the wider Asia-Pacific region follow suit?

The utility scale PV in Australia is set for another big year in 2021, big in more ways than one. But how can large format modules, particularly those utilizing 210mm (M12) cells, allow developers to achieve even lower LCOE? And how can the resulting reductions in electrical balance-of-system (eBOS) costs pencil out?

Join this upcoming pv magazine Webinar to learn how larger format modules are set to again change the landscape of utility scale solar project development in the APAC region.

Trina Solar has led the way in bringing high powered modules utilizing M12 cells onto the market. It is now delivering a single-axis tracking system, the Vanguard 2P, that has been optimized to handle the larger modules and deliver on targeted power output gains and significant cost reductions.

Trina’s Vertex S module series, which deploy the M12 cells, are already proving popular in Australia’s booming rooftop market segment. But as large-scale projects adopt bifacial modules on single-axis trackers in larger formats, 500W, 550W, 600W and beyond, Australia’s utility-scale market in 2021 could again prove a testing ground for the entire region.

Join the free webinar to learn more about the combination of high powered, bifacial modules on single axis trackers. The webinar will include detailed, technical presentations along with interactive Q&A sessions – providing attendees with the opportunity to put their questions to the speakers and become a part of the discussion.

pv magazine Webinar content

  • APAC market outlook 2021
  • Latest innovations in module technology for both rooftop and ground mounted segments
  • New single-axis tracker systems optimized for large-format bifacial modules
  • How the learnings from the Australian market can be applied to the wider APAC region
  • Bifacial yield modeling
  • How high powered modules can deliver eBOS savings

Questions can be submitted beforehand or during the webinar through a chat window. Jonathan Gifford, founding editor at pv magazine Australia, and Blake Matich, editor at pv magazine Australia, will be the moderators of this webinar.

Registration for this pv magazine Webinar is free of charge.

Speakers

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

Lim handles product and marketing in APAC at Trina Solar. He joined Trina in November 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 Gihooly, Head of TrinaPro APAC region | Trina Solar

Andrew is leading Trina Solar Asia Pacific region’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.

Chen Zhang, Solar Engineer | DNV

Chen is a solar engineer for APAC. He has a wealth of knowledge related to PV and renewable energy. He was trained on solar cell R&D and solar system design and has been working in these fields since 2016. During his days in Australia, Chen has obtained the certification for solar grid-connect system design by the Australian Clean Energy Council. In his previous role as Solar Engineer at HHSD, he was responsible for establishing quality certification systems on site. Hence, he is familiar with PV quality examination, as well as quality control.