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BIFACIAL PERC MODULE Trina Solar has launched its high-efficiency bifacial module DUOMAX Twin, an innovative solar module integrating the technology of the company’s high-efficiency bifacial PERC cell and DUOMAX module. The product generates power from both the front and back sides of the solar module and performs well even under weak light conditions. The front side receives direct sunlight while the back side

PV INVERTERINTEGRATED ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGER

receives reflected and scattered light. Compared with traditional single-sided modules, the unit is

SolarEdge Technologies is releas-

the output of the projects will be increased. By maximising energy generation, the module reduces

ing its Level 2 EV charger, an inverter-integrated electric vehicle (EV) charger. By supplementing

said to deliver as much as 25% additional generating capacity. The product enables increased energy density and more electricity generation, as a result of which levelised cost of electricity (LCOE). Since bifacial modules absorb solar radiation from both sides, they allow a variety of tilt and installation options and are suitable for elevated ground, rooftop, desert and snowy area installations or on-water applications. The dual-glass design used in all DUOMAX

grid power with PV power, the

panels provides durability even in the harshest environments.

product offers charging up to

Trina Solar www.trinasolar.com.au

six times faster than a standard Level 1 charger with its innovative solar boost mode, according to the company. SolarEdge’s HD-Wave inverter, once integrated with an EV charger, will not only provide the existing management and monitoring of solar production, but will also enable EV charging from a single inverter and dashboard. The combined solution is said to offer considerable savings on both hardware and labour by eliminating the need for an additional conduit, wiring and breaker installation. It will also eliminate the need for an additional dedicated circuit breaker, which saves space and a potential main distribution panel upgrade. The EV charger is embedded into SolarEdge’s HD-Wave inverter and leverages its solar boost mode. This mode utilises both grid and PV to charge at 9.6 kW (40 A) Level 2 charging, which is up to six times faster than standard Level 1 charging. If PV is not available, the inverter-integrated EV charger will use grid power to charge at 7.6 kW (32 A) Level 2 charging, which is up to five times faster than standard Level 1 charging. The inverter-integrated EV charger also offers potential future operating modes, such as demand response and charging at off-peak hours to optimise time-of-use (TOU) rates. SolarEdge Technologies Inc. www.solaredge.com

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Sustainability Matters is a bi-monthly magazine showcasing the latest products, technology and sustainable solutions for industry, governmen...