intelligent inverters
A line-up of solar inverters. Photo credit: KACO new energy

Trina Solar has published a white paper on inverter matching for solar PV modules. This is the first intelligent inverters matching database in the global photovoltaic industry.

The inverters covered in the paper are fully adaptive to all modules in the Trina Solar range, focusing on the Vertex 550W, 600W and 670W series ultra-high power modules, covering 19 mainstream inverter brands and more than 180 inverter models globally.

Modules and intelligent inverters are important components of power plants and according to the company, matching directly improves system safety and value. The company’s aim with this white paper is to provide customers with a clear reference for convenient, systematic and multi-choice inverter matching in different settings.

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In addition to the inverter matching database, the paper introduces the first quick matching tool in the industry which helps customers to locate their most suitable inverter. 

Inverters are fully compatible with utility-scale power plants

According to Trina Solar, their 210 Vertex series modules adopt a low voltage, high-string power design which significantly increases string power and reduces the purchase and installation cost of cables and auxiliary materials as well as the cost of trackers and pile foundations. This in turn reduces the balance of system (BOS) cost and levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of power plants. 

In the utility-scale power plant setting, 13 of the world’s leading inverter brands and their products have been selected in the paper. 

Inverters are fully compatible with ultra-high-power modules for rooftop applications 

Because of significant advantages in BOS and LCOE, 550W, 600W and 670W ultra-high-power modules are not limited to utility-scale power plants but are also compatible with rooftop applications. All mainstream distributed inverter brands globally have launched their own series of string inverter solutions for application in distributed and residential PV power projects.

The white paper provides customers with multiple options for each situation. In the instance of commercial and industrial distributed PV power, 17 inverter brands are listed, such as FIMER, FRONIUS, INGETEAM, KACO, adding up to more than 100 models that all meet the application requirements. In rooftop household settings 11 inverter brands are included, adding up to 47 models to choose from, significantly improving matching efficiency. 

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With inverter manufacturers all adaptive, an ultra-high power PV ecology is formed 

According to a PVinfolink report, in terms of market demand, the production capacity for 210 series modules is forecast to reach 147GW this year and 234GW next year. Large-size modules are forecast to account for more than 70% of overall module capacity worldwide. 

With the publication of the white paper, 19 mainstream global inverter manufacturers and 180+ adaptive models have joined Trina Solar’s Matching Inverter Database and the company expects this number will continue to grow.

Access the white paper on Global Inverters Matching for Trina Solar Vertex Series here.