TEST RESULTS AND AWARDS
Q CELLS: CERTIFICATES & AWARDS
VDE QUALITY TESTED
Hanwha Q CELLS Modules, solar power plants and EPC services have been certified by the strict Quality Tested program of the VDE Certification Institute.
EUPD RESEARCH TOP BRAND 2012~2017
Q CELLS is one of the most popular and well-known brands of modules in the photovoltaic industry in Europe (Germany, France, and Italy), and Australia.
PHOTON YIELD MEASUREMENT 2013, 2014
Q.PRO G2 wins the best polycrystalline module in the PHOTON Yield Measurement 2014 and takes fourth place among all 174 tested Modules. Hanwha Q CELLS is the best European manufacturer.
SUPREME PERFORMANCE IN STORM
THE PRESSURE TEST
Performed at Cyclone Testing Station:
James Cook University, QLD.
Q.PRO-G3 and Q.PEAK-G3.
Two types of tests are used to determine module strength:
a static and a dynamic test. The first applies increasing pressure onto the back of a module until it breaks, while the second simulates the effects of dynamic loads by alternately pushing and releasing pressure onto the back of a module with increasing pressure.
These tests highlight that IEC testing according to 61215 only provides limited information about module strength. Yet, at Q CELLS we do not leave anything to chance and therefore decided to test the actual strength of our modules.
RESULTS FOR STATIC TEST
|STATIC TEST LOAD||TEST PROCEDURE||REAL ULTIMATE STRENGTH LIMIT INCLUDING SAFETY FACTOR AS PER AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS|
|2400 Pa||according to IEC 61215||Actual strength including safety factor not specified in IEC test|
|5400 Pa||according to IEC 61215||Actual strength including safety factor not specified in IEC test|
|8300 Pa||According to Cyclone Testing Station JCU Townsville||5650 Pa|
Most reputable module manufacturers claim that their modules can withstand 5400 Pa based on IEC standards. However, IEC fails to take the safety factor into account – unlike the test we did at James Cook University. Based on those results, you can be confident that Q CELLS modules are strong enough for any wind region in Australia.
PHOTON MODULE YIELD MEASUREMENT 2014:
Q.PRO IS THE BEST POLYCRYSTALLINE SOLAR MODULE
The Q.PRO solar modules outperform their competition and come out as the No. 1 poly-crystalline module in the 2014 PHOTON module yield measurement test. The Q.PRO-G2 235 Wp modules have been the top-performing poly-crystalline modules of 147 different PV modules from 107 manufacturers.
Read more about the Top Performer in the PHOTON TEST 2014.
„TOP BRAND PV MODULES EUROPE 2017“ FOR Hanwha Q CELLS
In 2017 Hanwha Q CELLS obtained the "Top Brand PV" Seal (modules) of EuPD Research (Hoehner Research & Consulting Group) for the markets in Europe (Germany, France, Italy and Great Britain), and Australia.
EuPD Research regularly evaluates the brand management of module and inverter manufacturers in Germany, France, Italy and Great Britain and other countries. They analyze, how companies positively differentiate their products and services as well as the own company from other options in the market and thereby further develop and manage the brand. For the release of the "Top Brand PV" Seal EuPD Research consult installers on brand awareness, brand evaluation, customers' selection and buying decisions as well as sales.
"SOLAR INDUSTRY AWARD 2015"
of solar industry and those people, products and services that will develop innovative manufacturing and product approaches that have the potential to change the way we live. The polycrystalline solar module Q.PLUS-G4 with power classes up to 280 Wp has been ranked as the No 1 module manufacturing innovation by the around 70.000 voters who participated in the two-month online voting process which is open to representatives of the entire industry. Winning module has been nominated by the award's panel in order to credit Q CELLS´ Q.ANTUM TECHNOLOGY. The "Solar Industry Award" is being awarded in 13 categories.
RESULTS FOR DYNAMIC TEST WIND REGION C
Our modules were tested with increasing pressure to a maximum of 7 kPa and subjected to a total of 10360 cycles to simulate a cyclone as best as possible. Accordingly, our modules survived pressure that is equivalent to a 1 in 500 year cyclone in wind region C.
OUR SOLAR MODULES ARE TOP PERFORMERS EVEN IN HARSH CLIMATES
Q CELLS modules are tested under climatic condtions far beyond the moderate climate of Germany. Even in such climate conditions, Q CELLS modules maintained its leading position.
- Alice Springs, Australia: unbeaten in the dry, hot Australian bush for more than two years (WWW.DKASOLARCENTRE.COM.AU).
- Saudi Arabia: even the desert sand dust cannot harm our modules.
- New Delhi, India: even in humid, subtropical conditions our test systems achieve a performance ratio of more than 80 %.
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