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Trina solar panel review

Trina Solar panels sold and installed by Solar4Ever

Trina are one of the World Top 3 manufacturers on the Tier 1 list with sales of US$3 billion annually. Canadian and Jinko are the other two. Predicatably, most of all of these giants production goes to satisfying their own countries (China) almost insatiable desire for solar. China installs more solar panels than the rest of the World put together and is pulling further away every year.

 

We don't get anything like the full range of Trina panels here. Just the regular 270W-280W poly panels, nothing special and a 300W mono. Annoyingly, the rather cool looking 300W Trina mono with an all black appearance (cells, frame AND backsheet) isn't brought into our country, so we have the white backsheet version only which is nice, but not AS nice looking.

 

Trina and Jinko both jumped on board with the Maxim embedded panels that were intended to replace optimisers at a fifth the cost, and might have set the industry on fire were it not for the sad reality that the Maxim chips caused massive RF interference and also, who could ever prove they were actually doing anything at all as there was no monitoring capability? Gone now, despite Maxim claiming to have now fixed the RF problem, and no word of anyone else picking up the ball. Shame. Great idea.

 

Trina panels are mass produced by robots and seem to have always been trouble-free. Mind you, its hard to find ANY Tier 1 panel that's caused any headaches either.

 

We have nothing to gripe about Trina, only praise. The reason why we don't sell as many of them as say, Canadian, is that Canadian are on EVERY wholesalers stock list around the country, Trina on only a few, so its simply easier to sell Canadian no matter where the job is.

 

Trina Honey Plus 300W Mono - 60 monocrystalline cells. 1650mm x 992mm x 35mm

Voltage 32.6V x Current 9.19A = 300W

Price $240 ($0.83 per watt)
Power loss on 30°C day = 0.39 x 25 = 9.75%

Power loss on 40°C day = 0.39 x 35 = 13.65%