Trina Solar Ltd. says its Trinasmart photovoltaic performance optimizer product has received IEC 61215/61730 certification from TUV Rheinland.
Trina Solar says Trinasmart enables the monitoring and control of solar arrays at the module level. Users can access module data in real time through a smartphone or laptop. In an emergency – such as during a fire – users can switch off the entire array.
‘Though there have been tremendous technological innovations in the solar industry, questions were raised on how to define the electrical characteristics of a smart module under standard test conditions,’ says Ulrike Therhaag, director of solar and fuel cell technology at TUV Rheinland." We developed a solution to accurately measure the performance of smart modules and to support the development of industry standards around smart modules. We are delighted to have worked with Trina Solar on the first certification of a smart module in the Greater China region.’