CHANGZHOU, China, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or "the Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services, announced today that its Trinasmart solution has won the 2013 Solar Industry Award in the System Integration category. This follows success for Trina Solar Chairman and CEO, Jifan Gao, in the Solar Award for Excellence (Individual) category in 2012.
The Solar Industry Awards, managed by publishing house Angel Business Communications, which produces the prominent PV trade magazine and website Solar International, recognizes the whole PV value chain and the people, products, and services that demonstrate innovation and technological excellence.
Speaking about the success of Trinasmart in the System Integration category, David Ridsdale, editor-in-chief of Solar International, said, "Trina Solar's ability to incorporate a range of technologies and options from its own portfolio, as well as those of its partners, delivers an impressive product that improves overall output as well as ease of installation -- allowing solar to be introduced to areas that previously would not have been considered."
Trinasmart is a performance optimizer integrated into Trina Solar's monocrystalline Honey M module range. It enables the monitoring and control of arrays at a modular level and increases system performance by up to 20 percent. Users have real-time access to all module data through their smartphone or laptop, with the ability to switch off the entire array with a single click in case of emergency. The system will shut itself down automatically in case of a critical event such as a power failure in the building. Trinasmart works with all kinds of inverter, it does not require extra wiring and makes it possible to run up to 30 per cent longer module strings.
Trinasmart also improves the safety of the PV system; in cases of electrical failure for example, flashing arc, Trinasmart shuts down the affected modules automatically. Moreover, in the case of an external fire the modules can be totally deactivated, eliminating high voltages and improving the safety of firefighters during an emergency. Trinasmart increases building security and complies with current and future European regulations demanding low voltage shut-off capabilities.
"We are obviously very happy to have won this award, particularly as the winners are determined by the votes of our peers within the PV community," said Ben Hill, Trina Solar's Head of Europe. "Following on from last year's individual award made to our Chairman and CEO, Jifan Gao, this award is recognition not only of the technological innovation and excellence of Trinasmart, but also of the high esteem in which Trina Solar and its products and expertise are held within the industry."
Trina Solar was presented with its award at a ceremony on the fringe of the European PV Solar Energy Conference (EU PVSEC) in Paris. Dr. Pierre Verlinden, Head of R&D at Trina Solar, accepted the award.
About Trina Solar Limited
Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) is a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services. Founded in 1997 as a PV system integrator, Trina Solar today drives smart energy together with installers, distributors, utilities and developers worldwide. The company's industry-shaping position is based on innovation excellence, superior product quality, vertically integrated capabilities and environmental stewardship. For more information, please visit www.trinasolar.com.
About the Solar Industry Awards
The Solar Industry Awards continue to reward and recognise the people, process and products that make up the global PV and solar industry. Now in their 4th year, the awards are voted for by the industry ensuring these awards are decided by the industry. Also, four special prizes are awarded to a product, company, innovation and individual whose impact has caught the attention of the panel. The companies, people and products are selected as winners due to the confidence of the global solar and PV community and the value they add to the industry. For further information please see www.solarinternationalawards.net/
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