Why bigger is better when bifacial modules meet single-axis tracking in the APAC region

Australia’s large-scale solar segment has adopted the combination of bifacial modules with single-axis tracking – delivering on LCOE and power output during the times of the day when wholesale prices are high. With large-format modules now coming on the market, will the wider Asia-Pacific region follow suit?


The utility scale PV in Australia is set for another big year in 2021, big in more ways than one. But how can large format modules, particularly those utilizing 210mm (M12) cells, allow developers to achieve even lower LCOE? And how can the resulting reductions in electrical balance-of-system (eBOS) costs pencil out?

Join this upcoming pv magazine Webinar to learn how larger format modules are set to again change the landscape of utility scale solar project development in the APAC region. Trina Solar has led the way in bringing high powered modules utilizing M12 cells onto the market. It is now delivering a single-axis tracking system, the Vanguard 2P, that has been optimized to handle the larger modules and deliver on targeted power output gains and significant cost reductions. Trina’s Vertex S module series, which deploy the M12 cells, are already proving popular in Australia’s booming rooftop market segment. But as large-scale projects adopt bifacial modules on single-axis trackers in larger formats, 500W, 550W, 600W and beyond, Australia’s utility-scale market in 2021 could again prove a testing ground for the entire region.

Questions can be submitted beforehand or during the webinar through a chat window. Jonathan Gifford, founding editor at pv magazine Australia, and Blake Matich, editor at pv magazine Australia, will be the moderators of this webinar.

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