Q CELLS technology We strive for the next innovation
Our solar modules are among the most powerful and profitable on the market worldwide. We offer the highest performance classes and have developed solutions for technological problems such as hot-spots and potential-induced degradation (PID) so that you can produce solar power effectively and safely.
Trust Q CELLS solar technology
- Q CELLS is German engineering at our home site in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany.
- The Q CELLS yield guarantee relieves you from worries about potential-induced degradation (PID), hot spots and falsifications. We will supply you with safe solar technology that provides great performance. During an industry-wide research, conducted by the Fraunhofer CSP, 9 out of 13 modules from renowned manufacturers showed drops in performance in the PID test.
- On average, the drop amounted to 56 %! After the test, Q CELLS modules still delivered 100 % performance.
- With its new Q.ANTUM technology, Q CELLS has taken the next step to a high-performing and cost-efficient generation of cells. "
Q.ANTUM technology World record: 19.5 per cent efficiency
The Q.ANTUM echnology developed by us for the Q CELLS products is an optimisation turbo for conventional solar cells and modules. With this, we guarantee best performance in real conditions - in summer or winter, in sunshine or under a blanket of clouds. Solar modules with Q.ANTUM technology achieved an efficiency of 19.5% in 2015. This is world record - independently confirmed by the Fraunhofer Institute (ISE).
Solar systems and modules fitted with genuine Hanwha Q CELLS reliably eliminate one hazard for modules catching fire. Our quality assurance system "Hot-Spot Protect" guarantees that solar cells and modules delivered by us are free of hot spots which may heat the equipment and in the worst case cause the module to catch fire.
ANTI-PID / ANTI-LID To keep your yield on track
Potential-induced degradation may cause up to 20 % loss of yield already after only a few months of operation. With ANTI-PID technology from Hanwha Q CELLS, you are protected against this loss.
Tra.Q If it says Hanwha Q CELLS, it is Hanwha Q CELLS.
With our patented marking technology Traceable Quality (Tra.Q™), we were the first manufacturer to introduce a system that allows to trace every Q CELLS cell reliably and seamlessly.
Our headquarters for technology and innovation in Thalheim, Germany, is uniquely equipped with everything needed for research and development as well as pilot projects and testing. This is how we can develop high-tech products and innovative production processes.
Thanks to this unique concept, we are able to introduce technologic innovations quickly into the series production. This way Hanwha Q CELLS frequently sets the bar for the industry, for example, with the 6-inch solar cell, the fully squared mono-crystalline solar cell or the Q.ANTUM cell technology.
Q CELLS milestones
Hanwha Q CELLS introduces 6-busbar cell layout.
Production record for Q.ANTUM solar cells of 5 GW.
Production record for Q.ANTUM solar cells of 2.5 GW (330,000,000 solar cells)
Hanwha Q CELLS introduces the 4-busbar cell layout.
Q.ANTUM technology sets new world efficiency record (19.5 %) for polycrystalline solar cells.
Introduction of Q CELLS ANTI-PID technology (APT) and Tra.Q™ identification technology for solar cells.
Q CELLS introduces the first full-square monocrystalline solar cell.
Greater reliability achieved through hotspot-free cells ensured by Q CELLS Hot-Spot Protect (HSP) quality control.
Q CELLS introduces the 3-busbar cell layout.
Q CELLS introduces industry-standard 6-inch cell size.
A global R&D network
To remain a leading global solar company, we constantly explore new methods and technologies.
more than 400 scientists in Germany, China, Korea and Malaysia, we continue to innovate at the fore-front of the global solar industry. Our outstanding R&D lets us improve both our products and the methods we use to manufacture them — allowing us to stay two steps ahead of the rest of the industry.
In fact, many of our production lines feature innovations developed by our own dedicated technologists, scientists and engineers, working hand-in-hand with equipment manufacturers. At our four state-of-the-art R&D centres — located in Germany, Korea, China and Malaysia — we continue to set the standard in technology, economies of scale and quality control.