A Complete Review of Trina Solar Panels

SolarKobo Score: 3.9/5

Manufacturer's Profile

Trina Solar Company Ltd. is a Chinese solar solutions company founded in 1997 by Gao Jifan. With headquarters in Jiangsu Province, China and manufacturing plants in Thailand and in Vietnam., more than 60 GW of solar modules shipped worldwide, and over 12,000 employees, Trina is one of China's oldest and largest solar panel manufacturers. It started trading on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2020. With a strong focus on research and development in the past ten decade, Trina holds 20 solar world records in cell and panel efficiency. In 2014, Trina Solar realized the milestone of shipping over 1GW in one quarter while breaking the world solar cell efficiency world record 7 times that year.

Ranked a Tier 1 company by Bloomberg for its bankability, alongside Jinko Solar, Trina Solar stands very close to the small circle of premium brands highly regarded for their high performance. These premium brands include SunPower/Maxeon, Panasonic, LG and REC Solar. However, Trina does not lag behind them, it offers high performance panels manufactured from the most recent innovations in solar cell technologies. Trina Solar panels are mid-range in price making them cost-effective options for high efficiency solar modules. The reason being that like most most Chinese manufacturers, they are driven towards the mass rather than premium market.

Range of Trina Solar Panels

Trina Solar offer a range of five panels, the Honey, Tallmax, Honeyblack, Duomax and Vertex. Their module offerings which include panels for residential, commercial and utility scale installations, incorporate many of the latest cell technologies including bifacial, half-cell, dual glass and PERC cell technologies.


Trina's Honey series is the most popular of Trina's panels. Trina offers both monocrystalline and polycrystalline panels in the Honey Series. First released in 2012, the Honey panels are now available in a range of types and sizes up to 335W. They are made from 120 half-cut solar cells

All panels in the Honey Series come with Trina’s 12-year product and 25-linear power output warranty.