Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH, the German subsidiary of one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., will showcase its new multicrystalline half-cell solar module, the Q.PLUS DUO L-G5, at the forthcoming Solar Solutions exhibition held in Amsterdam, Netherlands between March 19-21.
The Q.PLUS DUO L-G5 is the first multicrystalline solar module from Q CELLS to use half-cells, following in the footsteps of the successful Q.PEAK DUO module series, which is an award-winning half-cell monocrystalline solar module.
Developed as an ideal solution for ground-mounted solar power plants, the Q.PLUS DUO L-G5 boasts a higher yield per surface area and lower balance of systems (BOS) costs than standard multicrystalline solar modules. It is available in power classes up to 375 Wp and features the cutting-edge technological and security features of Q.ANTUM DUO, including excellent 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.
The Q.PLUS DUO L-G5 has an efficiency rate of up to 19.1% and delivers a low levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) due to its high module power output and optimized design. Thus, the Q.PLUS DUO L-G5 is an ideal solution for the growing Dutch solar market – in particular the ground-mounted sector, which is currently enjoying strong growth thanks to the support of the government’s SDE+ program.
Solar solutions for Solar Solutions
Joining the Q.PLUS DUO L-G5 at the Q CELLS booth at Solar Solutions will be the new iteration of the Q.PEAK DUO solar modules series, the Q.PEAK DUO-G6. This latest version of the award-winning half-cell monocrystalline solar module is manufactured with M4 wafers, which boast dimensions of 161.70 mm (as opposed to the 156.75 mm wafer dimensions found in the G5 range). These larger wafers help each module deliver up to 6% more power, making the 355 Wp Q.PEAK DUO-G6 (and the 345 Wp Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G6, which will not be exhibited at the show but will shortly be available in the entire Benelux region) an ideal product for rooftop installations.
Also on display at the Q CELLS booth will be the Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 storage system, which is poised for introduction into the Dutch solar market next year as the residential and commercial and industrial (C&I) PV sectors begin their transitions towards a post-net metering, self-consumption model.
Meeting the demands of the Dutch solar market is a key goal for Q CELLS in 2019. Having expanded by 46% year-on-year in 2018 according to the Nationaal Solar Trendrapport 2019, the Dutch market is expected to experience an even more dynamic 12 months this year. Cumulatively, the Netherlands has more than 4.2 GW of solar capacity installed, and analysts and industry experts expect that a further 1.5 GW of new capacity could be added in 2019.
While the Dutch market is increasingly keen to embrace renewable energy – ably supported by a pro-green government – the fact that solar costs continue to fall is also a decisive factor in the solar growth currently seen in the Netherlands. This low-cost, green-focused energy journey is a journey that Q CELLS will be on for the long-term.
Q CELLS’ Head of EU Sales, Maeng Yoon Kim, said: “Understanding and meeting the needs of the Dutch solar market is a key priority for Q CELLS in 2019 and beyond. The Netherlands has shown immense appetite for high power and low-cost PV products in the past few years, creating the perfect market conditions for Q CELLS, which has become one of the leaders in the Dutch solar market.
“The Solar Solutions exhibition is, therefore, becoming an increasingly important event scheduled in the European PV calendar, and Q CELLS will use the occasion to showcase our new multicrystalline half-cell module as well as our higher power monocrystalline half-cell Q.PEAK DUO range – products that perfectly meet the needs of all types of Dutch solar customers.”
Visit Q CELLS at Booth No. D8 at the Solar Solutions Exhibition, held at Expo Haarlemmermeer, Amsterdam, between March 19 and 21.