March 14, 2014 - Trina Solar Limited today announced its Trinasmart product has received IEC 61215/61730 certification from TUV Rheinland. Trinasmart is the first smart module to receive certification from TUV Rheinland in Greater China.
"We are delighted our Trinasmart product is the first smart module to receive this certification from TUV Rheinland in Greater China," said Wei Zhou, Vice President of Quality of Trina Solar. "Trinasmart incorporates innovative technology into a complete-solution solar module. This certification adds a strong competitive element to our Trinasmart products and further strengthens assurance on the performance and reliability of our leading smart module."
"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," said Ulrike Therhaag, Director of Solar & Fuelcell technology of TUV Rheinland. "Using our expertise as a leading testing and certification institution in the PV industry, 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."
Trinasmart is a performance optimizer which enables the monitoring and control of arrays at a modular level and enhances system performance. Users can access all module data in real time remotely through their smartphone or laptop. In an emergency, users can switch off the entire array by a single click. Moreover, for fire emergency, the modules can be totally deactivated to eliminate high voltages and secure the safety of firefighters.