Q.Cells Solar Panels have once again raised the bar for performance in Australia.
Its easy to say “our panels are better than anybody else’s”, but where’s the proof.
The Government has a test centre in Alice Springs called The Desert Knowledge Australia Initiative. They have set up a testing facility with many different types of solar panels from some of the biggest brands in the world.
All of the systems are identical in every aspect apart from the panels which offers a completely even playing field and we are comparing apples with apples.
The leading panel from day 1 in these tests has been Q.Cells. Q.Cells are a German company that manufacture cells in Germany and every aspect of the panel is industry leading.
German Engineering & Premium Technology. Q.Cells have established ourselves as a premium module supplier. Proud of their German heritage they strive to exceed their own high standards of engineering excellence and leading performance in everything they do.
“We build our modules strong enough to survive the worst cyclones; we fine-tune them with our Triple Yield Security for more output after 25 years; we ensure they produce more electricity every day thanks to industry leading low-light behaviour and temperature coefficient; we cover salt in our warranty so home owners near Australia’s beautiful beaches can feel confident in their investment; and we are pioneers of Anti-PID Technology, which prevents performance loss due to heat and humidity. The results are top performing modules that will turn your property into an electricity generator, saving you money without the worry of rising electricity prices, while minimising your carbon footprint at the same time.”
Having proved that they have the best performance in the country Q.Cells have taken it to the next level with durability and strength.
“We always go to the extreme to prove the safety and reliability of our modules. In 2012 we commissioned the renowned Cyclone Testing Station at James Cook University in QLD to put our G2 module series to the test for the first time. The strength of our modules impressed even the sternest of engineers. This time, we wanted to prove that our G3 module is at least as strong. The latest in frame technology did not disappoint – our new 35 mm frame proved without doubt that size does not matter.
Instead it turns out that our G3 modules are even stronger!Accordingly, our G3 modules are much stronger than the IEC standard requirement when static pressure is applied and will survive cyclones in category D wind regions in Australia.”
This means your Q.Cells panels have been designed to withstand 1 in a 1000 year storm.
Further to producing more electricity than any other panels and being able to withstand the worst storms imaginable Q.Cells have proven themselves to be the safest panels around. How do they do this? Well, Hot spots are a widely known phenomenon. During the production process, solar cells can be subject to stress which can cause defects not detectable by the naked eye. Under certain conditions, such as partial shading, those defects can heat up to 250 °C.
These extremely high temperatures within a module can cause substantial power losses and – in the worst case – even complete module destruction. As part of the Triple Yield Security Seal requirements, our engineers not only test modules under extreme climatic conditions twice and in some cases even three times, but our fully automated production processes ensure that all damaged cells and modules are removed according to our industry-leading quality control. This means, that Q.CELLS solar cells and modules are 100 % checked for hot spots and the risk of a resulting module fire is eliminated.
What next? Well, Q.Cells back their performance, their durability and their safety with one of the best warranties in the industry.
Q.Cells offer a linear performance warranty for 25 years of maximum output, as well as a 12 year product warranty – all backed by South Korea’s Hanwha Group, a strong, reliable parent company that is 100 % committed to becoming No.1 in the solar industry globally. The Hanwha Group are an $80 billion company.
Unlike most other manufacturers, our warranty covers you for salt spray, and we have our modules certified against the effects of ammonia (NH3), hydrogen sulphide (HS) and sulphur dioxide (SO2). Therefore we guarantee that the power of a new module:
• does not vary by more than 3 % from the nominal power during the first year
• and still achieves at least 83 % of the nominal power after 25 years.
• decreases by no more than 0.6 % per year from the second year.
The most important thing about Q.Cells is that they are proven. There is no pulling statistics out of thin air and no guessing. It is hard evidence that they outperform all of the top brands in the Desert Knowledge test centre. They have proven themselves to be the most durable panels on the market and they have some of the strongest warranties around which are most importantly backed by one of the largest companies in the world making Q.Cells your best choice – if you have the budget for them.