Hanwha Q CELLS Co. Ltd. (NASDQ: HQCL) is one of the world’s largest and most recognized photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules.
Hanwha Q CELLS is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm and 8th largest conglomerate with over 65 years of history in South Korea.
It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ) and Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ) and operates 3 manufacturing plants in Korea, Malaysia and China.
In addition to German engineered, best-in-its-class technology, Hanwha Q CELLS offers the strongest security behind product and performance warranty among Super League in the Tier 1 PV module manufacturers.
Q CELLS brand is synonymous with premium quality and performance evidenced by numerous awards and recognitions received consecutively from renowned international authorities and institutions in the industry.
Q CELLS’ modules are built for Australia’s harsh environmental conditions of Australia, such as cyclone and desert climates. As of the end of 2016, Hanwha Q CELLS supplied over 10% of solar modules installed in Australia, making it the top PV module supplier in the country.
Q CELLS are designed for the harshest conditions
Is the strength and longevity of the panel important to you? It is to Q CELLS as well, and they go to extreme lengths to ensure peace of mind in Australian conditions. For wind and cyclone loading, Q CELLS had their modules tested by the Cyclone Testing Station at James Cook University, where it survived the pressures of a 1 in 500 year cyclone. If you’re installing in coastal areas, not only does the Q CELLS panel meet salt mist corrosion testing of IEC 61701, it satisfies Severity Level 6, which is the highest level of salt mist corrosion in the IEC testing standards. An IP68 rated connector, PID and Hot Spots covered in the warranty and higher warranted output over 25 years (thanks to lower degradation). If you’re demanding a high quality, proven performer for your home, insist on Hanwha Q CELLS.
Q CELLS have developed the toughest quality assurance program in the industry. This testing has over twice the thermal cycling and 50 per cent harder Damp Heat tests, which are performed continuously on randomly selected, mass produced panels – not just the handful of certification modules. Q CELLS also undertakes EL testing (at a higher resolution than the standard) on every panel and hot spot testing on every single cell.
Q CELLS have also developed its owned triple yield security process, which checks Potential Induced Degradation (PID) and scans for Hot Spots, which is why they’re one of the few manufacturers that cover these defects in their warranty. Q CELLS have also developed the patented Tra.Q system – which laser engraves every cell, enabling better sorting and traceability throughout the manufacturing process. Few go to such lengths, which is evident in the field.