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Q CELLS Partners with Australia’s Largest Solar, Storage and Smart Energy Event​

Q CELLS Partners With Australia’s Largest Solar, Storage And Smart Energy Event, Smart Energy Conference And Exhibition 2019

Head of Technical Marketing, Max Schurade, joins event from German R&D Technology Hub to present on Q.ANTUM technology. 

Hanwha Q CELLS Australia Pty. Ltd. (“Q CELLS”), the Australian subsidiary of one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd, is proud to announce the sponsorship of the Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition in Sydney, from 2-3 April at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. The timing of the sponsorship also marks ten years since Q CELLS first entered into the Australian market, proving its dedication to Australia and showcasing its capacity to deliver strong local support as a trusted leader and innovator.

Presentation by Lead Engineer, Maximillian Schurade

To celebrate this 10th Anniversary, Q CELLS has flown in its Director of Technical Marketing Support, Maximilian Schurade, who is also one of the engineers behind Q CELLS’ proprietary PERC technology, Q.ANTUM.

Schurade, who is based at the Q CELLS’ R&D Technology Hub in Germany, is set to speak to Australian installers at the Professional Development Installer conference stream on 3 April, discussing Q.ANTUM and Q.ANTUM DUO technology.

Q CELLS Head of Technical Marketing Max Schurade
Schurade presented Q.PEAK DUO-G5 for the first time to the Australian market at Q CELLS Triple Launch Event in September

Speaking ahead of his presentation, Schurade believes that Q CELLS’ newest module in its range – the Q.PEAK DUO-G5, which was first launched in Australia last September – incorporates one of the highest performing and most innovative cells currently on the market. This is demonstrated by the products’ popularity throughout the Australian solar market.

Q.ANTUM DUO Innovation

The Q.PEAK DUO-G5 range consists of both a large and small format. The smaller 120-cell version is best suited for residential and smaller commercial rooftop sites, and the 144-cell format is more suitable for large commercial sites and ground-mounted solar farms. These half-cell modules, which incorporate Q.ANTUM DUO technology, are based on the passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) concept. In addition, Q.ANTUM DUO technology includes a six busbar set up that connects the cells with round wire rather than ribbon, as well as a half-cell layout. Other notable features of Q.ANTUM cell technology include Q CELLS’ unique Yield Security, which comprises Tra.Q traceable quality – a laser identification on each cell that helps protect against counterfeiting and analysing errors and improvements by tracing the entire manufacturing process; Hot Spot Protect – which ensures that our cells are free from hot spots, and Anti PID performance – which helps to ensure reliable performance over the module’s lifetime.

“It’s an honour to be able to share Q CELLS’ innovative Q.ANTUM DUO technology with the high calibre of exhibitors and local customers expected to be present at this year’s Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition,” said Schurade. “The Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition is a fantastic platform to showcase and explain our advanced technology.”

The Q.PEAK DUO module delivers a 6.5% higher power output compared to standard solar modules, thanks to the innovative half-cell layout, round wire connectors, and six busbars. The largest of the range, the 144 half-cell Q.PEAK DUO L-G5.2, offers a power rating of up to 400Wp.

“The first big advantage of this range of modules is the higher power output compared to a solar module with full cells,” explains Schurade. “This is the effect of the half-cell itself, as well as the different interconnection, because you reduce the resistive losses in the module.”

Schurade is also set to talk about Q CELLS’ advanced solution to suppress Light and elevated Temperature Induced Degradation (LeTID) using its Q.ANTUM cell technology.

Built for Australian Conditions

Q.ANTUM brings real benefits to the customer by offering excellent low-light behaviour as well as pioneering Anti LID (Light Induced Degradation) and Anti LeTID technology. Therefore, Q CELLS is able to guarantee that its modules are suitable for harsh Australian climates where rooftop temperatures can sometimes exceed 70 degrees Celsius during summer.

All of Q CELLS’ products, including Q.ANTUM products, are tested at the James Cook University cyclone testing station and have been proven to withstand a 1-in-500-year cyclone.

“Q CELLS is proud to be at the forefront of solar technology innovation such as Anti LeTID technology and will continue to shape and support the solar industry by developing new photovoltaic technologies and tackling head-on the technical hurdles that arise,” added Schurade.

“Our mono and multi Q.ANTUM products are Anti LeTID tested – a claim that few other manufacturers can make, and something we are really proud of.”

Q CELLS at Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition

The Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition is expected to attract more than 6,000 delegates and 120 exhibitors and partners, where attendees will be able to view the latest technologies and hear from leading market experts and global leading brands that will showcase their latest innovations in solar, storage and batteries.

Visitors can attend the Q CELLS presentation by Max Schurade at the Professional Development Installer session at 9 am on 3 April at the conference.

For more information about Q.ANTUM DUO technology and Q.PEAK DUO module, please watch the Q CELLS’ product video:

About Hanwha Q CELLS Australia Pty. Ltd.

Hanwha Q CELLS Australia Pty. Ltd. is located in Sydney, Australia and provides high quality photovoltaic modules and solutions to the Australian market. It is a subsidiary of Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., one of the world’s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers, known for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. Hanwha Q CELLS Australia Pty. Ltd. has been present in Australia since 2009 and in 2019 was awarded the title of Australia’s Top Brand PV by internationally recognized research institute EuPD for the fourth consecutive year. For more information, please visit www.q-cells.com/au.

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