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Trina Solar selected for first project with low carbon bifacial dual-glass modules in France

Trina Solar Co., Ltd. ("Trina Solar" or the "company"), a leading total solutions provider for solar energy, announced today that it will supply 16 MW of special low-carbon footprint bifacial solar panels to EDF Renewables.

EDF Renewables is building up two projects in Aramon (5 MWp) and Saint Pargoire (11MWp). Trina Solar is delivering a total of 44,790 units of its bifacial DUOMAX Twin dual-glass module in its low carbon footprint version, with power outputs ranging from 350 to 365Wp. As a global leader in renewable energy, EDF Renewables covers every sector of expertise, from project development, construction, and operations & maintenance.

These two projects developed under the specific constraints of CRE4.1 and CRE4.2 tenders are the first projects in France using low CO2 bifacial dual-glass modules. Once operational, the PV plants will produce 100% renewable energy covering the consumption of more than 8400 French inhabitants. The plants are spread over approximately 18 hectares property and will avoid the emission of roughly 15,000 tons of CO2 annually over 30 years.

The bifacial DUOMAX Twin dual-glass module features monocrystalline PERC cells and increases total power output through generation from the front and back side, with an additional energy gain of up to 25% depending on albedo and mounting. 1,500V system voltage further reduces BOS costs. Trina Solar's dual-glass technology has been recognized with 26 patents so far. The module’s durable dual-glass structure made with high quality solar glass and encapsulation withstands harsh environmental conditions and protects solar cells from strong humidity, preventing energy loss from PID (potential induced degradation). The product has a wide range of applications and it is compatible with major tracker systems.

Gonzalo de la Viña, Head of Module Business Europe at Trina Solar, says: "We are honoured to have been chosen by EDF Renewables for these two projects in France being developed under the specific constraints of the French CRE4.1 and CRE4.2 tenders using our low carbon bifacial dual-glass monocrystalline PERC modules."

Deliveries of a total 16MW of modules are expected to be completed at the end of the first quarter of 2019.

Image caption: The bifacial DUOMAX Twin dual-glass module impresses with up to 25% additional energy gain, 1,500V system voltage and outstanding durability. 
Image source: Trina Solar


BatteryProtect gets Smart – VICTRON ENERGY

12/24V 65A 100A 225A | 48V 100A

BatteryProtect is one of those smaller but much sought after products, one that is shipped in the many thousands. The latest version now has Victron ‘Smart’ tech.

No more fiddling with wires to program, as the new Smart BatteryProtect uses VictronConnect over Bluetooth to simplify and reduce setup time.

Smart BatteryProtect is used to disconnect a battery from non-essential loads before it is completely discharged (which would damage the battery) or before it has insufficient power left to crank an engine for example.

Product Range

Voltage and current ratings to suit the majority of applications.

Key features

  • Easy programming/setup using VictronConnect.
  • Often used in lithium systems due to low standby current in comparison to a relay.
  • Lithium system remotely controllable disconnect switch.
  • Ideal for vehicles, solar installations, boats and motorhomes.
  • Solid state switching for ignition proof safety and longevity.
  • Lower energy consumption than closing a relay.

Settings options using VictronConnect

Why not try the demo mode in the free VictronConnect app which demonstrates the settings below:

  • Use the Load output toggle switch as a battery isolator.
  • Auto voltage detect or choose from 12V or 24V for the 12-24V models.
  • Choose from a range of presets or user defined vales for under voltage shut down and restart voltages.
  • Choose from 3 modes for load disconnect and alarm settings: Buzzer/LED, Relay or Li-ion modes.
  • Choose lead acid or Li-ion operation
  • Choose from Relay or Buzzer/LED for Alarm Output.
  • Share and/or Save Settings to File.


An affordable, cost-effective, multi-function product. Fit to new systems or upgrade your old ones. Manuals and more at: