China-based solar photovoltaic (PV) cells & module manufacturer Trina Solar has commenced manufacturing of 210mm solar cells and Vertex modules at its overseas factory in Vietnam.
May 24, 2021. By Manu Tayal
China-based solar photovoltaic (PV) cells & module manufacturer Trina Solar has commenced the manufacturing of its 210mm solar cells and Vertex modules at its overseas factory in Vietnam.
Moreover, the company is ready to deliver the first batch of its high-power Vertex 550W modules to North America, making Trina Solar the first solar company to deliver modules to North America that incorporate 210mm diameter solar cells.
In December last year, the company had started the construction of its Thai Nguyen plant in Vietnam and completed the same in 5 months.
Further, this new factory has a capacity for 3 GW of cells and 4.5 GW of Vertex modules manufacturing.
Besides, the company is also planning to manufacture Vertex 400W and Vertex 670W module from its Vietnam-based plant, which can boost the annual capacity to an equivalent of 3.5 GW of 210mm cells and 5 GW of Vertex modules, respectively.
The company said that its fully automated Vietnam plant is its first overseas factory that manufactures advanced 210mm diameter cells and Vertex 550W modules.
Through this new facility, it is also eyeing the surging demand for solar products across North America, as energy analysts forecasted strong growth for utility-scale solar projects across the United States in the coming decade.
Currently, Trina Solar runs multiple 210mm cell and Vertex module factories in China and Vietnam, which are expected to produce more than 50 GW of modules in total by the end of 2021.
We have about six production lines that can handle cells of any form