As one of the most prominent solar panel manufacturers over the last two decades by volume, there is no doubt Trina solar panels are often a consideration for many when shortlisting options. Alike all leading volume-based manufacturers, Trina solar panels aren’t immune to a share of batch related issues. Therefore, are modern variants of Trina solar panels likely live up to expectation?

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Now one of the more respected solar panel manufacturers, there is no question that Trina as a brand has supported past batch related errors exceptionally well in Australia. One step further, no longer a manufacturer of entry level module designs, Trina solar panels on certain levels are now pushing evolutionary boundaries.

That being said, there remain selected Trina solar panels homeowners should avoid and consider. Evaluate the initial need to know information before buying, including which Trina solar panel and inverter selection is ideal for you.

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Which to avoid?

Selected retailers/installers around selected West Australian regions promote larger 72-cell (or 144-half cell) Trina solar panels as ultra-high powered solar module options. Unfortunately, these modules are no more high powered than their 60-cell counterparts as the efficiency is often identical. 

The overall dimensions of 72-cell (144-half cell) Trina solar panels are larger and heavier with often increased side effects in residential scenarios. Primarily designed for greater load bearing infrastructure such as commercial installations, 72-Cell solar panels are designed for a purpose which isn’t necessarily your home.

Residential 60-Cell (120 – 132 half-cell):

Model
Size (W)
Effcy (%)
Wt (kg)
Status
Datasheet
Honey M
315 – 335
18.5 – 19.7
18.7
Discontinued
Honey M
320 – 340
18.8 – 19.9%
18.7
Discontinued

Commercial 72-Cell (144 – 156 half-cell):

Model
Size (W)
Effcy (%)
Wt (kg)
Status
Datasheet
TallMax 144-cell mono
435 – 460
19.9 – 21.0%
24.0
Current
DuoMax 144-cell, BiFacial, mono
430 – 455
19.5 – 20.7%
26.5
Current
Vertex 150-cell mono
485 – 505
20.3 – 21.1
26.3
Current

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Which to consider?

From May 2021 the new Trina Solar Vertex S range will surpass the Trina Honey M as the mainstream residential Trina solar panel option. Incorporating layered cell solar technology, the Trina Vertex S will provide superior solar cell technology with outstanding affordability and a new extended 15-year product warranty when purchased through Perth Solar Warehouse.

Residential 60-Cell (120 – 132 half-cell):

Model
Size (W)
Effcy (%)
Wt (kg)
Status
Datasheet
Honey M 120-cell, mono
360 – 380
19.6 – 20.7
20.0
Current
Vertex S layered cell, mono
390 – 405
20.3 – 21.1
21.0
New

What is the warranty?

A new 15-year extended product warranty certainly puts Trina solar panels in a slightly more premium space. However, the new Vertex-S Trina solar panels, when purchased and installed through Perth Solar Warehouse can be equipped with an appealing 20-year or 25-year manufacturers product warranty for an additional fee.

As such, the comprehensive product warranty nature covers both service and product for 15 20-years or 25-years in the event of a failure. Comprehensive in the nature as alternative solar panel product warranties fall short of covering the service cost in the event of a product issue.

Product Warranty:

Model
Period
Warranty
Vertex S
15-year (extension available)
All other Trina Solar panels
15-year

Performance Warranty:

Model
Period
Year-1
P/A after
Vertex S
25-year
2%
0.55%
All other mono
25-year
2.5%
0.6%

Period: Warranted degradation period, Year-1: maximum warranted output degradation in the first year, P/A after: maximum warranted output degradation per annum within the nominated Period after Year-1.

Where are they made?

One of the few true vertically integrated solar panel manufacturers of the world, Trina Solar now manufactures each key component of their solar panel options. This includes the following critical processes; 

Silicon Ingots  >  Silicon Wafers  >  Solar Cells  >  Solar Modules. 

A majority of solar panel manufacturers are purely assembly points comprised of multiple component manufacturers.

A part of the elite Silicon Module Super League, Trina Solar panels and their associated components are derived predominantly from Jiangsu, China.

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What do they cost?

Variances exist between specific Trina solar panels and the solar inverters in which they are connected too. Furthermore, the installation plays a significant and vital part towards determining overall final cost. It is though possible to gauge some general price variances according to system size.

Size (kW)
Price (from)
Price (to)
Download
3
$24901
$49901
Price List
6.6
$29901
$69901
Price List
10
$69901
$149901
Price List
  1. Prices listed are for single-level and single roof face dwellings within PSW Installation Zone 1 after STC zone 3 subsidy has been applied. Additional installation costs may apply (inquire). The nominated price range considers all non-P.O.A solar inverter options available within the Perth Solar Warehouse range and listed “Which To Consider” Trina Solar panels. For the most up to date prices customers should complete the “Price List” form and a copy of the Latest Perth Solar Warehouse Solar System Price List will be emailed.

Above price variances consider the current STC zone 3 subsidy already deducted as a point of sale discount. With any general listed solar pricing, site specific variables cannot always be accounted for. Obtaining a friendly, customised price through Perth Solar Warehouse is often the best way to eliminate any unknown costs.

Not one Perth Solar Warehouse customer has ever endured additional expense beyond the point of quotation and neither shall you. Perth Solar Warehouse remain committed to being both thorough and accountable for all customers.

Which is ideal for you?

Much like in the above “which to consider”  section, your ideal Trina solar panel option will be defined by your specific installation. Those with an abundance of optimised roof area can afford to save on module selection cost through less expensive, lower efficiency Trina solar panels.

Module specifics aside, the alternative critical factor to ensure the desired Trina solar panel variant is compatible is via the connected inverter technology. Each Solar inverter should always be custom selected based on individual site requirements due to variable electrical characteristics.

Featured Trina Solar panels:
Trina Solar Vertex S Panel - Perth Solar Warehouse

Trina

Vertex S
  • 390 Wp.
  • P-Type layered cell mono.
  • 203 W/m2.
  • 20.3% efficiency.
  • Temp COEF -0.34%/oC.
  • 1754 x 1096 x 30 mm.
  • 15-yr product warranty.
  • 25-yr perform warranty.

Why we love it. Modern cell design, extended 15-year product warranty when purchased through Perth Solar Warehouse and outstanding affordability for the technology at hand. 

Trina

Honey M
  • 370 Wp.
  • P-Type 120-cell mono.
  • 202 W/m2.
  • 20.2% efficiency.
  • Temp COEF -0.34%/oC.
  • 1763 x 1040 x 35 mm.
  • 15-yr product warranty.
  • 25-yr perform warranty.

Why we love it. A Trina Solar classic, the Trina Honey M supports a 120-half-cell design which has proven exceptionally popular over the tail end of the last decade. 

Featured inverter options:

Trina solar panels pair wonderfully with leading string inverter technologies such as European SMA Sunny Boy or the remarkable innovative Huawei L1 hybrid solar inverter. Both offer outstanding value for the industry-leading energy conversion technology inside.

Huawei

SUN2000-L1
  • 1-phase.
  • 3, 5 kW.
  • AC & DC battery compatible.
  • WiFi/ Ethernet LAN.
  • Huawei FusionSolar.
  • 98.6% efficiency.
  • 10-year warranty.

Why we love it. The Huawei L1 is Huawei’s second-generation inverter technology possessing innovative features many modern end-users expect from an all-in-one solar inverter technology.

SMA

Sunny Boy AV-41
  • 1-phase.
  • 3, 5 kW.
  • AC battery compatible.
  • WiFi/ Ethernet LAN.
  • Sunny Portal by ennexOS.
  • 97% efficiency.
  • 10-year (5+5) warranty.

Why we love it. Similar to Trina Solar panels, SMA with its Sunny Boy inverter range is an industry stalwart manufacturer which continues a strong reputation 40-years since inception.

Featured inverter alternatives:

Sometimes revered inverter options such as SMA or Huawei aren’t quite to one’s individual preference. Therefore as part of Perth’s largest online solar superstore, Perth Solar Warehouse stock all the big brand inverter trusted by millions across the world.

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Alternatively, discover your perfect Trina solar panel infused energy system in as little as 5 minutes with detailed annual yield insights and more. 

Understanding that Trina, in general, is a high-quality solution for your solar project is a fantastic space to be. Taking advantage of the Perth Solar Warehouse range of amazing Trina Solar deals will no doubt alleviate any chance of buyers remorse when making the next step to go solar.

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Compare the Perth Solar Warehouse Trina Solar panels against the entire Perth Solar Warehouse product range for price, warranty, design and more within the latest Perth Solar Warehouse catalogue.

In a nutshell, we’ve lost count of how many variations we could do with our entire  Trina Solar Panels Perth WA stock. Get in contact via the above link and you’ll be guaranteed the best price for your specific installation. It’s that simple.  

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