Q CELLS To Launch Latest All-Black Half-Cell Module
Q CELLS, one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, has announced that it will launch its new solar module, the Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G6+, into the U.S. market in September 2019. The Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G6+ module, which boasts all-black facade for superior aesthetics and an extensive 25-year product warranty, is the new iteration of the popular and award-winning Q.PEAK DUO solar modules series.
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.
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.
Hee Cheul (Charles) Kim, CEO of Q CELLS, remarked: “The Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G6+ represents yet another step towards more accessible and reliable solar power for all, due to its higher output and 25-year product warranty. 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.”