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Review and History of Q CELLS Solar Panels

Overview of Q Cell Solar Panels

Q Cells panels which are also known as Hanwha Q Cell is one of the most popular solar panel manufacturer known across Australia. Q Cells develops and produces mono and polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and solar panels. Q CELLS is a Tier 1 solar panel manufacturer that makes high performance photovoltaic (PV) products for the residential, commercial, and industrial solar energy markets. These solar panels are considered one of the best in the Australian market because of their efficiency, high performance and the reliable warranty offered by them.

The Q Cell solar PV Company is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea and has their engineering offices in Thalheim, Germany which is where this company was founded in the year 1999. A little background about the Q Cell company reveals that this solar panel manufacturer was purchased out of bankruptcy in August 2012 by the Hanwha Group. Q Cells now operates as a subsidiary of Hanwha Solutions which is an energy and petrochemical company.

Q CELL Solar Panel Efficiency

Most solar panels in the industry are between 15 and 20 percent efficient, but solar panel efficiency in commercially-available products can be as high as 22.8%. The efficiency for Q CELLS solar panels starts at around 20% efficiency with the Q.PEAK DUO-G5 and the highest efficiency offered by this solar panel brand is with the Q.PEAK DUO XL-G9 is 20.9%.

Q CELLS Solar Panel Temperature Coefficient

Solar panels are designed for an operating temperature of 25° C or 77° F. However, since the solar panels are black, the surface of the panel tends to increases in temperature faster than the air around them, especially under direct sunlight which is required for full output. For each degree Celsius in temperature increase, average solar panel output decreases between 0.3% and 0.5%. This decrease in production is known as the “temperature coefficient”.

The average Q CELLS solar panel has a temperature coefficient of 0.35%, putting them at the low end of the average range (lower is better). All models of Q CELLS solar panels use the same cells and therefore have nearly identical temperature coefficients across the entire product line.

Q CELLS Solar Panel Warranties

The Q CELLS solar panels come with a 12-year product warranty and a 25-year linear performance warranty. Q cells also offer an option to extend the product warranty to 25 years on its Q.PEAK DUO-G6+ and Q.PEAK DUO-G8+ series models. These “plus” models use the finest cells produced by Q CELLS, and the warranties represent the quality of these products.

Q CELLS Solar Panel Performance

The Q CELLS Solar Panels guarantees excellent performance claiming that their panels will put out no less than 98% of the panel’s rating during the first year, and degrade by a maximum of 0.54% per year thereafter. These warranty periods match the average Tier 1 solar panel warranties within the industry.

For those who want an even better warranty, Q CELLS extends their product warranty to 25 years on its Q.PEAK DUO-G6+ and Q.PEAK DUO-G8+ series models. These “plus” models use the finest cells produced by Q CELLS, and the warranties represent the quality of these products.

Contact Solar Power Nation today for a free quote with this excellent solar panel brand and begin saving!l the benefits that solar has to offer!

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