Trina Solar Ltd. has inaugurated the Trina Solar Center For Excellence, which is designed to ensure a high level of quality assurance and precision testing of the company's PV modules.
The Center For Excellence, located at Trina Solar's headquarters in Changzhou, China, covers an area of approximately 7,200 square meters of indoor and outdoor testing space. The Center For Excellence supports a comprehensive range of tests, including product certification processes, material reliability tests for module products, highly accelerated stress tests, and material evaluation and research, according to Trina Solar.
The facility's equipment includes an impulse simulator, a steady-state simulator and silicon material testing equipment. The center also houses chambers that can assess the effects of damp heat, thermal cycle, humidity freeze, thermal shock and UV exposure, to ensure the capability of Trina Solar's modules to withstand prolonged exposure in extreme climate conditions. Equipment and testing procedures meet UL1703, IEC61215 and IEC61730 standards.
SOURCE: Trina Solar Ltd.