The black module is expected to be available for sale in the European and North American markets in the second half of 2010.

According to the company, due to the rising demand for residential PV systems globally, it has developed the black module, which aims to blend with dark-colored rooftops, offering customers sleek design as well as aesthetically pleasing platforms for residential and commercial applications.

In addition to positive power tolerance of 0/+3W, the module uses Trina Solar’s cells, laminated with black sheet and framed with black anodized aluminum, and is expected to guarantee a standard of structural stability and resilience to stress. The monocrystalline TSM-DC01 black and multicrystalline TSM-PC05 black modules are expected to offer a power output ranging from 165Wp to 175Wp and from 215Wp to 230Wp respectively.

Jifan Gao, chairman and CEO of Trina Solar, said: “We are very pleased to bring this sleek black module line to our customers, which offers a powerful combination of high performance and aesthetic appeal to meet the needs of the rapidly growing demands in the residential market.

“This new product will further complement our increasing portfolio of high-efficiency solar products, forming part of the company’s strategy to drive new product development in 2010 and beyond, and enhance the company’s offering in our key European and North American markets.”