According to data compiled by Sunwiz, an independent market research company that specialises in data and analysis of the Australian solar market, Trina Solar was Australia’s number one brand of solar module in 2021, with 14 per cent market share.

The data has been published in Sunwiz’s report, “Australian PV Panel Market View”, which says Trina Solar achieved the number-one ranking due to its high market share in all three segments of Australia’s solar module market: residential, commercial and industrial projects, and solar farms.

The data shows that 2021 was a record year for the Australian solar market in terms of volume, with 5.2GW of PV being installed, with Trina Solar increasing its market share.

“Last year was a record year for solar module installations in Australia, driven largely by the rooftop market, namely residential and commercial and industrial projects,” says Todd Li, president of Trina Solar Asia Pacific.

“Australian households are adopting solar because people want to play their part to address climate change by reducing their household’s carbon footprint, and because rooftop solar is a cost-effective solution for mitigating rising electricity prices from the grid.”

Australia’s growing solar market is also attributed to ongoing product innovation that is increasingly attractive to consumers.

“We saw Trina Solar’s 210mm wafer sized cells modules continue to win market share because of standardisation of the 210mm wafer, cell and module size,” says Li.

“Our new 210mm Vertex and Vertex S series of modules were launched last year, which helped to stimulate demand.”

These ultra-high power, higher efficiency modules deliver more power than earlier generation modules that use 166mm and 182mm diameter wafers, says Li.

Trina Solar’s Vertex modules available in Australia include 500W, 550W, 600W and 670W modules. For the residential segment, the company has been marketing its 400W Vertex S series of modules, which delivers sufficient power to meet most households’ needs, including the charging of electric vehicles.

“We see strong demand continuing in the rooftop residential segment, driven by construction of new homes, especially in the outer suburbs of major metropolitan centres, as well as from households wanting to expand or upgrade to a more powerful rooftop system that can generate enough surplus electricity to recharge an electric vehicle,” says Li.