Q CELLS will reveal prototypes of its first gapless solar modules at the 2019 Solar Power International (SPI) exhibition in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Q.PEAK DUO BLK ML-G9 and the Q.PEAK DUO XL-G9.2 are Q CELLS’ first ever gapless solar modules, developed for greater power output and efficiency. The Q.PEAK DUO BLK ML-G9 is an all-black module composed of 132 gapless half-cells with 12 busbars. With the use of larger M4 wafers and a gapless design that enables the addition of 12 more cells than the usual 120 half-cells, the Q.PEAK DUO BLK ML-G9 can deliver maximum power output of up to 380 W, as well as efficiency of up to 20.2%.
Accompanying the Q.PEAK DUO BLK ML-G9 will be its larger gapless cousin, the Q.PEAK DUO XL-G9.2 – a prime module for ground-mounted solar plants thanks to its 156 half-cell composition that delivers a maximum output of up to 455 W and efficiency of up to 20.6% with only a slight increase in module size.
Additional highlights of the Q CELLS booth (Booth No. 1419) will be the Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G6+ with a guaranteed 25-year product warranty. Manufactured with M4 size larger wafers, the Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G6+ has a maximum output of up to 345 Wp and offers long-term reliability with one of the lowest degradation rates in the industry, which guarantees 85% initial performance in the 25th year of performance. Furthermore, its all-black facade offers optimal aesthetic appeal that is ideal for the rooftops of residential and commercial and industrial buildings.
Also on display at SPI will be the company’s Q.PEAK DUO L-G5.3/BF, Q CELLS’ first bifacial solar module. This glass-glass module has a white grid and no mid rail to ensure the highest efficiencies and a power output of 400 Wp, making it a cost-effective solution for utility-scale solar plants.
Q CELLS will also unveil its Energy Storage System (ESS) for the U.S. market with an all-in-one brand solution. Q CELLS’ hybrid ESS inverter system, the Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G1, can connect ESS systems both in DC- and AC-coupled configurations for new and retrofit projects. The system comes with a flexible modular battery, providing a range of 4.3 to 18.9 kWh energy capacity, which is able to cover most residential applications. The Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G1 will solve one of the biggest challenges in troubleshooting solar module, inverter and ESS failure by identifying sources of product malfunction from a single entity and service under Q CELLS.