The Blue Sky award, sponsored by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and organized by the Shenzhen International Technology Promotion Center for Sustainable Development, calls for the worldwide recognition of advanced technologies with the highest level of industrial investment values in the field of renewable energy.
"It is a great honor to receive this world-class award which recognizes Trina Solar's unrelenting commitment to technology innovation and our devotion to improving the utilization of renewable energy," said Dr. Zhiqiang Feng, vice president of Trina Solar and sirector of the State Key Lab of PV Science and Technology. "By drawing on our State Key Lab of PV Science and Technology's expertise, we have successfully achieved a number of critical milestones in the areas of conversion efficiency improvement, module manufacturing cost reduction and the commercialiaation of innovative technologies. Our technological developments will help lower the overall cost of solar power generation and contribute towards accelerating the achievement of solar power grid parity."
Utilising its own crystalline silicon solar cells, Trina Solar's Honey Ultra high efficiency crystalline silicon solar module has set three world records in the last four years. Most recently, Honey Ultra achieved a new record of 326.3W power output in April 2014, which was independently certified by TUV Rheinland.
To date, the average module power rating and the efficiency of PV cells that are currently being piloted and intended for mass production are 283W and 20 per cent, respectively. While the corresponding maximum values are 285W and 20.54 per cent, respectively.