Q CELLS is launching a new, all-black iteration of its popular solar module, the Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G6+, into the U.S. market in September 2019 with an extensive 25-year product warranty.
This latest version of Q CELLS’ half-cell monocrystalline solar module range is manufactured with larger cells which boast dimensions of 161.70 mm (as opposed to the 156.75 mm cell dimensions found in the G5 range). These larger cells help each module deliver up to 6% more power, meaning that the 120 cell Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G6+ version can deliver up to 345 Wp. The product is also assembled at Q CELLS’ Dalton facility located in Georgia, U.S., the largest solar module manufacturing facility in the western hemisphere.
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The Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G6+ solar module is an ideal solution for the U.S. residential solar market. The product also boasts optimized shading behavior, which is a vital feature for many rooftop installations. The upper and lower sections of the module can operate independently, reducing the impact of shading and thereby increasing energy yields. With the contribution of this function, the Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G6+ can generate much more power, especially on residential as well as commercial and industrial (C&I) rooftops.
The Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G6+ also offers long-term reliability with a 25-year product warranty and one of the lowest degradation rates in the industry, which guarantees 85% initial performance in the 25th year. Furthermore, the module is manufactured using Q CELLS’ patent-protected passivation technology, which is a key ingredient in the Company’s Q.ANTUM Technology.
Additional cutting-edge technological and security features of Q.ANTUM Technology include excellent Anti LeTID (light and elevated temperature induced degradation), Anti LID (light induced degradation), and Anti PID (potential induced degradation) performance, as well as Hot-Spot Protect and traceable quality with Tra.Q laser identification to protect against counterfeiting.
“We are equally excited about the opportunity to produce this higher performing module at our new Dalton facility in Georgia, and look forward to better serving the American market with U.S.-assembled products,” states Hee Cheul (Charles) Kim, CEO of Q CELLS.
Q CELLS was recently recognized by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables as the number one residential module provider in the industry for Q1 2019, according to data from its Q2 2019 U.S. PV Leaderboard report, following its residential market leadership in 2018. Wood Mackenzie’s U.S. PV Leaderboard is a quarterly report that publishes the market share of various players within the solar industry, including installers, financiers, inverter manufacturers, and module manufacturers. Q CELLS tops the list for 2019 YTD with 27% market share in the residential module sector, for 2018 with 14.5% residential market share.
— Solar Builder magazine