Up Close with Solarplaza: Klaus Hofmeister (Trina Solar)

Component Standardization Trends
Why is component standardization so important for the industry to keep growing?

In the latest installment of our Up Close series, Solarplaza project manager Alfonso Barranechea catches up with Klaus Hofmeister, Product Marketing Manager at Trina Solar. In their talk, they zoomed in on the importance of component standardization. What may not sound like the flashiest topic is actually one of the most crucial drivers for smooth industry growth. Speaking from his area of expertise, Klaus touched upon:

  • Aligning the whole value chain on component standards

  • Standardization as a way to ensure bankability

  • The importance of inverter compatibility

  • The goals of the '600W+ Photovoltaic Open Innovation Ecological Alliance'