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Advantages of premium solar panels – Review of Q-cell panels

Advantages of premium solar panels – Review of Q-cell panels

Premium solar panels are the go-to solar panels for installations when you want to eliminate the likelihood of faults in your solar systems and have fewer issues with the functioning of your solar power system once it is installed. Investing in premium solar brands is guaranteed to pay off as they have proven themselves to be more advanced types of solar panels in terms of performance, quality, durability, and warranty. One such panel brand is the Q-cell solar panel which we have discussed in detail below.

Q Cell solar panels have an established reputation in the solar industry leaders and are known for their advanced technology and innovation. Q CELLS is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. The Q-CELL headquarters for Technology & Innovation is located in the Solar Valley in Thalheim, Germany, where they develop their product portfolio "Engineered in Germany". The extended product warranty and service provided by Q-CELL Solar panels are what sets them apart from much of the Chinese competition in the solar industry.

The 25-year product warranty and increased performance warranty on the G9+ series from Q-Cells have helped establish their position at a higher level amongst their competitors in the solar market. Q-Cell as a company pays great attention to quality control which has aided in building confidence amongst their customers. This is also backed by TÜV Rheinland’s Quality Controlled PV certification. With the release of the new G9 series solar panels, Q Cells have maintained their position as a leading manufacturer although they do come at a price premium. However, the relatively small additional cost for higher quality panels brings greater performance, reliability and increased generation over the life of the system. Excellent scientists and engineers make continuous improvements to existing technologies in their in-house research center developing new innovative product generations.

The Q-cell solar panels are manufactured in their international facilities in China, Malaysia, USA, and South Korea. The products and services are sold via their worldwide sales network, spanning photovoltaic markets in Europe, North America, Asia, Australia, South America, Africa and the Middle East.

Hanwha Q Cells, more commonly known as Q Cells, is a large multinational company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Q Cells was originally a German solar company established in 1999 but was acquired by Hanwha Group, a large South Korean Chemical company in 2012. The primary research and development centre remains in Germany and the company operates manufacturing facilities in Malaysia, China, South Korea and the US. Q Cells is generally well regarded in the solar world and is one of several industry leaders in innovation and advanced manufacturing technology.

The Q Cell solar panels have an industry-standard 12-year product warranty and 25-year performance warranty but recently upgraded the panel’s warranty from 12 to 25 years on the new generation G5+ and G6+ panels which are available in the Australian market. The new G9+ series have both a 25-year product and performance warranty.

Q Cells solar panels are rated as a mid to high range solar panel brand in regards to performance, quality and reliability. Over the last four years, Q Cells panels have ranked as some of the top-rated solar panels in the 'PV Module Reliability Scorecard Report' by leading independent solar module testing and performance services PVEL, in association with DNV-GL. The Q-CELL Solar panels are considered among the highest performing modules in the group with no severe degradation or sign of failure through the four rigorous testing regimes. Q Cells were also the first manufacturer to pass the more stringent TÜV Rheinland ‘Quality Controlled PV certification’ in early 2020 and stated this would become its official certification standard for its new generation Q.PEAK DUO-G9+ panels.

LONGi produces a variety of quality, cost-effective solar panels for residential, commercial and utility scale installations. The current models are the Hi-MO 4 and Hi-MO 5 with the new advanced Hi-MO N panels due to be released later in 2021.

Q Cells develops and produces mono- and polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and solar panels. It produces and installs PV systems for commercial, industrial, and residential applications. Q CELLS is renowned across the global PV solar panel industry as a brand with a superior quality. All QCELLs’ products undergo rigorous testing and certification internally as well as through the German certification institute, VDE. Commitment to Research and Development, QCell are always looking to advance their products and manufacturing methods.

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