The Q.PEAK DUO-G9 series features closed gaps between the cells to increase efficiency. Image: Q CELLS.
Q CELLS will introduce its highest power and highest efficiency solar modules to date into European markets over the coming weeks.
As part of the Q.PEAK DUO-G9 series, three high-density modules will be launched, all of which feature Q.ANTUM DUO Z Technology, where gaps between the cells are closed to increase module efficiency in relative terms by 4%, delivering an overall efficiency of up to 21.1%, Q CELLS said.
The Q.PEAK DUO ML-G9 version has 132 half-cells to deliver a module power output of up to 395Wp. The larger Q.PEAK DUO XL-G9.3 increases the number of cells from 144 half-cells in previous iterations to 156 half-cells, delivering a power output of up to 465 watts. This XL version is 8.3cm longer, but only 1kg heavier and the same width as previous products.
A third version of the Q.ANTUM DUO Z range has also been developed by to specifically serve the needs of Europe’s residential rooftop markets. The Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G9 features 120 half-cells to deliver up to 345Wp of power and 20.8% overall efficiency. Q CELLS said that with a weight of 17.5 kg, the modules “can be more easily installed on rooftops”.
Further innovations featured in the Q.ANTUM DUO Z range include the use of 12 round wires to connect the cells, and larger wafers measuring 161.7 mm in size. These ingredients combine to deliver Q CELLS’ “most advanced monocrystalline solar module to date”, the company said.
“By focusing our efforts on closing the cell gaps, we offer to our customers a module range that is perfectly fit for purpose: it boasts extremely high power and efficiency, but is not much oversized nor unwieldy, striking an ideal balance between performance and ease of installation, thus ensuring a supremely competitive LCOE,” Maengyoon Kim, head of EU sales for Q CELLS, said.
Mar 10 - Mar 12, 2021
Penang, Malaysia (also available virtually)
Understand fully the technical and logistical supply chains that determine the production and performance of solar modules, including all related factors impacting quality, reliability & bankability. This event will be run as a live event in Penang for delegates able to attend and will also welcome virtual delegates via streamed content and online networking.