Trina Solar, a manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products, has unveiled a new monocrystalline module TSM-DC80, which uses Quad Max technology, which primarily targets the rooftop market segments.

Trina Solar said that it developed Quad Max technology using manufacturing processes and proprietary, metallization and passivation techniques, which allows the cells to yield conversion efficiencies of up to 18.8% in test laboratory production.

The product’s square shape allows the monocrystalline cell to harvest more sunlight by avoiding surface area loss typical with conventional octagon-shaped cells, the company said.

The company claims that the new monocrystalline cell is expected to boost module power output by up to 8% when compared with conventional monocrystalline modules.

Jifan Gao, chairman and CEO of Trina Solar, said: “Trina Solar’s Quad Max offers homeowners and small businesses an ideal solution for rooftop installations.

“Trina Solar is committed to providing our customers with new and innovative products and technologies such as Quad Max, which presents one of the most advanced and cost-effective PV options for rooftop and small scale ground-mounted systems.”