Solar energy is becoming an increasingly popular and viable solution for Australians looking for sustainable ways to power their homes and businesses. Choosing the right solar components can be tricky, especially when it comes to solar panels.
Most people want a solar panel that has proven performance and high efficiency to guarantee a good return on their investment. But, it also needs to be affordable. So what solar panel do you choose? You may have heard of solar PV manufacturer, Trina Solar due to their popularity, but how reliable are they?
In this review, we’ll take a look at how Trina Solar compares against our criteria for a good quality solar panel:
- Design and Performance
- Solar Panel Warranty Periods
- Longevity in the Market
- Ongoing Service and Support within Australia
TRINA SOLAR: AN OVERVIEW
Trina Solar is a leading global provider of solar energy solutions. The company designs, develops, and manufactures a wide range of photovoltaic (PV) modules and systems for residential, commercial, and utility-scale projects.
Trina Solar has operations in more than 20 countries worldwide, providing sustainable solar energy solutions to customers around the globe. The company has a strong reputation for producing Tier 1 PV modules and systems, recognised by leading industry analysts.
The company’s commitment to sustainable development is evident in its environmental and social responsibility initiatives. Trina Solar has a strong track record of delivering high-performance, cost-competitive solar solutions to customers.
DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE
Trina Solar designs and manufactures a wide range of PV modules and systems for residential, commercial, and utility-scale projects. The company uses a variety of solar cell technologies, including monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and mono/bifacial, and offers a range of module power output options to meet the needs of different customers, budgets, and applications.
At Springers Solar, we are fans of Trina Solar’s Vertex S and Vertex S+ cell technologies in particular - with silicon wafer, non-destructive, and high-density interconnect technologies, the Vertex S modules are a seamless blend of power and size.
Trina manufactures smaller-than-typical solar panels that are designed to fit all roof spaces without compromising on power. This is achieved through their high-density cell technology, which eliminates the vertical inter-cell gap. This results in more surface area to produce power.
The Vertex technology is where power meets size, making it a great choice for anyone looking for a high-performing panel for their complicated or small rooftop.
Trina Solar panels are also designed for compatibility with existing mainstream optimisers, inverters and mounting systems, allowing for flexibility and choice so you can customise the entire system to best suit your needs.
The modules boast a sleek, modern design that is both visually appealing and functional for all rooftops. Tempered glass and aluminium frames ensure durability and long-term performance.
Overall, Trina Solar’s PV modules are known for their high efficiency, durability, and long-term performance. We recommend Trina Solar panels as a reliable and cost-effective choice for residential and commercial applications.
SOLAR PANEL WARRANTY PERIODS
To protect your investment in solar, we always recommend that you select components with at least a 15-year warranty. This is not only an indicator of the quality of the solar panel but also the quality of support you will receive from the manufacturer if anything were to happen.
We can’t fault Trina Solar’s warranty periods; on the solar panels we recommend, here are the warranties on offer:
Trina Solar Vertex S Range
- 390W Vertex S Solar Panel: 15-year product warranty and 25-year performance warranty
- 415W Vertex S Solar Panel: 25-year product warranty and 25-year power warranty
- 430W Vertex S Solar Panel: 25-year product warranty and 25-year performance warranty
Trina Solar Vertex S+ Range
- 430W Vertex S+ Solar Panel: 25-year product warranty and 30-year power warranty
LONGEVITY IN THE MARKET
Trina Solar is a well-established player in the solar industry, having been founded in 1997. The company is considered to be one of the global providers of solar energy solutions, with a strong reputation for high-quality products and wide range of offerings.
Trina Solar has received recognition from leading industry analysts and is considered a Tier 1 module supplier, which means that they are among the top manufacturers of solar modules in terms of bankability and performance. The company has a strong commitment to research and development and continues to invest in technologies and innovations to drive the growth of the solar industry.
Long story short, Trina Solar doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. They have strong foundations in the industry and have been respected for their high-quality products, a wide range of offerings, and commitment to sustainable development.
ONGOING SERVICE AND SUPPORT WITHIN AUSTRALIA
Trina Solar has a dedicated Australian-based support team to assist Australian solar installers and customers when required. This makes all the difference in warranty or replacement-related issues, as the service is fast and efficient. Trina Solar gets a gold star from us for their commitment to serving and supporting our Australian customers.
Hand-in-hand with a good installer who will also service and support your warranty requests, you’re guaranteed to run into as few issues as possible down the line. Springers Solar has been operating for over 20 years and as one of Queensland’s longest-serving solar installers, we have established solid relationships with our suppliers, including Trina Solar, to ensure that our customers receive the best after-sales support possible.
Springers Solar’s after-sales support team is Brisbane-based.
For Australian home and business owners considering Trina Solar for their solar PV systems, we’d say you’ve picked a good one. With entry-level and premium solar PV panel options, Trina Solar is an excellent all-rounder that performs well in tough Australian conditions.
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Springers Solar | QLD's Most Experienced Solar Installer
Springers Solar provides quality components with proven performance, backed by industry-leading warranties, and dedicated after-sales support. Thousands of satisfied customers over more than 20 years of operation make Springers Solar one of the most established and experienced solar companies in Australia.
Springers Solar has received multiple awards for design and installation and is a certified/preferred installer for a large range of solar panel, inverter, and solar battery manufacturers, including Tesla, REC, and SolarEdge.
Our dedicated in-house team of electrical engineers, project managers, solar PV designers, solar installers and electricians work closely with you before, during, and long-after your project is completed. Springer Solar offers an industry-leading 10-year workmanship warranty which is a testament to our qualified staff and offers you outstanding value and peace of mind.