Hanwha Q CELLS Q.PEAK DUO-G5 series module uses half-cut cells with six busbars

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on email
Email

Hanwha Q CELLS new Q.PEAK DUO-G5 series modules are designed for higher efficiency and minimized degradation that provides a price to performance ratio designed to target the residential and commercial markets. The Q.PEAK DUO-G5 half-cell module won an Intersolar Award 2018.

Problem

PV installers must meet customer demand for solar module and system durability and higher-power requirements and offer improved shading response performance, while lowering the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE).

Solution

The Q.PEAK DUO-G5 series combines a whole range of technological innovation to reach maximum electricity yields and lowest LCOE. Mono half-cut cells with six busbars in parallel produce up to 3.5% power gain versus a typical full cell, four bus bar module. Six busbars in combination with half-cell technology help to lower resistive losses in each cell and is said to result in a 3.0% power gain against typical full cell interconnection. The use of round wires instead of flat ribbons for cell interconnection significantly reduces the effective shading on the solar cells and are said to result in a power gain of an additional 2.0%. Improved performance and durability of half-cells with independent upper and lower module halves connected in parallel, ensures an improved shading response, resulting in higher yields when the module is partially shaded. Half-cut cells are also subjected to reduced mechanical stress, resulting in fewer cracks. The company´s proprietary Q.ANTUM cell technology (PERC-based) provides for higher efficiency and minimized degradation, enabling the module to reach power classes of up to 330Wp from 120 half-cells. 

Applications

Residential and commercial.

Platform

The Q.ANTUM technology controls the degradation effects of LID (light induced degradation) and LeTID (light and elevated temperature induced degradation), which can severely reduce the performance of conventional PERC solar modules throughout its lifetime. The module uses an aluminium alloy anodized frame, certified for high snow (5400 Pa) and wind loads (4000 Pa). The module comes with a 12-year product warranty and performance warranties of 98% in the first year, a minimum of 93% within 10 years and still 85% after 25 years.

Availability

Two versions are currently available, Q.PEAK DUO-G5 with up to 330Wp and Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G5, featuring black back sheet and frame, with power classes up to 320Wp.

Read Next

February 26, 2021
EDP will focus on North America to ramp up its solar capacity in the next five years as part of a new strategic update that will see the Portuguese utility target more than 50GW of renewables additions by 2030.
February 18, 2021
US solar installer SunPower reported a 2.9% increase in annual revenue in 2020 despite total installations falling 5% in what the company has described as a transformational year.
February 12, 2021
Suntech’s ‘Ultra X’ PV module series adopts large format 210mm monocrystalline wafers and 1/3 cut Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) technology, which increases the light receiving area by 80.5% compared with products of conventional formats, according to the company.
February 9, 2021
Major ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JinkoSolar has extended its supply chain cooperation with major polysilicon and merchant solar cell manufacturer Tongwei Group, with Tongwei gaining extra gigawatts of mono wafers from JinkoSolar.
February 8, 2021
Trina Solar has announced that a host of inverters that are compatible with 210mm modules are being launched, a development the company says will streamline the PV supply chain.
February 4, 2021
Fraunhofer ISE spin-off NexWafe has raised €10 million in a new Series B round of funding as the company moves to another pilot production phase.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events, Upcoming Webinars
March 9, 2021
Solar Media Events
March 17, 2021
Solar Media Events
April 13, 2021
Solar Media Events
April 20, 2021
Solar Media Events
June 15, 2021