Hanwha Q CELLS has introduced its versatile polycrystalline-based ‘Q.PRO-G3’ series module. Using its ‘Q.ANTUM’ high-efficiency solar cell technology (19.5% conversion efficiencies) and performance induced degradation (PID) free technology, the module also employs a lighter and slimmer design, using higher tensile aluminum frame.
A slimmer module design and low weight would allow more modules per box and provide easier installation. A reduction in the burdens of logistics and storage costs as well as less packaging waste support overall cost reductions.
The new polycrystalline module features high performance cells based on Q.ANTUM technology, which generates higher module power. The Q.ANTUM dielectric cell back side reflects light waves which have passed through the cell, thus enabling the use of otherwise lost light energy. The module’s new high-quality anti-reflection glass further boosts power yields to facilitate polycrystalline solar modules with power classes of up to 265 Wp. Q.PRO-G3’s lighter and slimmer design allows easier handling, and reduces warehousing and logistics costs by up to a claimed 29%.
Hanwha Q CELLS is offering the Q.PRO-G3 module for residential, industrial and utility-scale power plants.
The new thin (35mm) frame design features a high-tech aluminum alloy that allows for wind loads of up to 5,400 Pa while reducing module weight to 19 kg. A new junction box and connectors increase module reliability and energy output through improved heat management and stability.
The international roll-out of the Q.PRO-G3 module will take place from March 2013 onwards.