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Q CELL Review

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Good quality

Nice made in Korea panel

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  • They are a Tier 1 solar panel manufacturer, producing ultra high performance solar panels.
  • Engineered in Germany with their headquarters in South Korea.
  • Outstanding performance over 25 years

Is Q CELL a good brand? Are their panels any good?

If you take nothing else away from this Q CELL Panels Review then we hope it is that Q CELLS are some of the best panels on the market. You only need to look at a Hanwha Q CELLS Spec Sheet to find out who they they produce ultra high performance solar panels and are a world leading manufacturer.

Solar Run recommends Q CELLS Australia when high efficiency and performance are most important. Their linear performance warranties, which are a measure of performance over the lifetime of the panel, are some of the best in the world. If you are looking for the most efficient solar power system and want to maximise your return on investment over 25 years then you will be looking at Q CELLS Q Peak panels.

Their panels are engineered in Germany with corporate headquarters in South Korea. They have a local office based in Sydney, NSW. They are regarded as one of the top panel manufacturers ranked by performance, produce Tier 1 panels, and are one of the largest manufacturers in the world by volume.

About the company

Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL) is one of the world’s largest and most recognised Solar Panel manufacturers for its high-quality, high-efficiency solar cells and modules. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ) and Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ) with manufacturing facilities in South Korea, Malaysia and China.

They are part of the Hanwha Group which has assets over $150 billion. They are a trusted and bankable solar global solar company. They have cell production capacity of 8 GW and solar module manufacturing capacity of 8 GW1 (as of January 2018) making them the largest cell manufacturer and one of the largest solar module manufacturers in the world.

Unlike many other manufacturers, Hanwha Q CELLS only uses solar cells of its own cell production to make sure that all of their solar modules and systems benefit from their outstanding high technological standards. They have a Tier 1 Bloomberg rating and are a BNEF Top Tier module supplier.

  • Estimated 9% market share in Australia
  • $150 Billion USD Annual Sales Revenue (Hanwha Group)
  • 6GW Cumulative Shipments (As of Q4 2017)
  • 1,350 Employees
  • 5 Busbar design

Why should I choose a Q​ CELL ​Panel?

Panel Type performance Performance shading Shading value Value toughness Battery warranty Warranty
Poly warranty
Mono warranty warranty warranty
Half Cell warranty warranty warranty warranty
When you want the best panel for Australian conditions.

Mono Perc Panel is better suited to Australian conditions than a “Poly” Panel because we get very cold temperatures in Winter and very hot temperatures in Summer. If you need a panel that works in the heat of summer and the cold of winter consider a Q.PEAK-G4.1.

When you have problems with shading on your roof.

If your house has issues with shading you will want to consider a Mono Perc Half Cell System. A Half Cell panel reduces the impact of shading. If the bottom half is shaded the top half continues to work. If you have problems with shading on your roof top consider a Q​.PEAK DUO-G5.

When you need an affordable solar panel.

If you are prioritising affordability over performance then Q CELL Solar Panels are not for you. Their panels provide higher efficiency and therefore power output over the long term but this comes at a higher cost.

When you are considering adding battery storage to your solar system.

If you want to add a battery to your system then a “Mono” or “Mono Half Cell” module is a very good choice. Thanks to the pv systems high conversion efficiencies these panels are a great choice if you are considering adding energy storage or claiming feed in tariffs. If you want to add a battery consider a Q​ CELLS​Mono Half Cell. Read here about our Battery reviews.

When you need a panel manufacturer that can back the warranty.

While there are no guarantees, Q​ CELLS​ is one of the largest panel manufacturers in the world and is rated as a Tier 1 company. Their product warranty is as good or better than other leading brands. Their performance warranty is outstanding. All of their panels are clean energy council approved.

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by Nick on Solar Run
Good quality

Nice made in Korea panel

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    Nice made in Korea panel

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