7 Reasons According to Penrith Solar Centre
Q CELLS solar panels are not a bargain-based product, but neither are they unaffordable. We love that they offer our customers top-tier performance, extended warranty and great looks, but most importantly, the peace of mind in knowing they will be powering your home reliably in 25 years time.
Here are seven reasons why Q CELLS panels are the best for your home or business:
1. Strength, Stability & Reliability
The solar industry has been going through constant restructuring due to global over capacity and price pressure. Between 2011 and 2015, more than 100 solar companies went bankrupt, became insolvent, assigned to creditors or acquired by other businesses.
Q CELLS is a part of Hanwha Group, established in 1952, with over 63 Billion* USD in total revenue and over 185 Billion** USD in total assets. Hanwha Group has over 67 years’ history of financial stability and with Hanwha Group’s backing, Q CELLS is more than able to stand 25-year warranty.
2. Higher Performance & Yield
Bottom line, only one thing counts: the total amount of electricity your PV plant produces throughout the day and throughout the year – and how much it costs. Q.ANTUM takes sophisticated and cost-effective crystalline silicon technology and optimises it to offer you the very best price-performance ratio.
The combination of high efficiency, high performance classes and optimised yields under real conditions guarantees that you will profit from your business with the sun.
3. Better Return on Investment
Cheaper solar panels will obviously pay themselves back much sooner, however, they usually have a lower output and their performance degrades at a much faster rate. A typical solar system takes around 3 to 5 years to pay for themselves, and at this point, cheaper panels start to fail or performance is severely hindered.
Q CELLS panels are designed and tested for a substantially longer lifespan than competitor panels. They are backed by their 12 year product and 25 year performance warranty on their Q.MAXX panels, and a whopping 25 year product and performance warranty on their G5+ and G6+ Panels.
4. Designed For Australia
Q CELLS panels are put through many strenuous tests to ensure they survive the most extreme environments. These tests include hail damage testing where they shoot balls of ice at the panels to simulate heavy hail conditions. Q CELLS also have panels being tested and compared to competitors at the Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre (DKASC) in Alice Springs. At this facility panels are tested for their resistance to harsh desert climates and their outputs are compared in real time on the DKASC website. You can view this information here.
5. Guaranteed Performance & Long Term Warranty
With Q CELLS high quality modules you are covered by a 25 year product warranty and a 25 year linear performance guarantee. The linear performance guarantee certifies that your Q CELLS module will produce at least 98% of the minimal rated power output in the first year and a maximum reduction in output of 0.54% p. a. thereafter. The guaranteed minimum power output after 25 years is 85%.
6. Increased Property Value
Your home is your greatest asset – why shouldn’t it look amazing? Apart from being efficient and functional, Q CELLS solar panels are aesthetic.
Home-buyers are more educated and the demand for homes equipped with solar continues to grow. Q CELLS have designed their panels with appearance in mind. By using these aesthetically pleasing solar panels, your roof will look great, which may help preserve or increase the resale value for your home.
7. Industry Leadership
As of 2019, Q CELLS has successfully mass-produced more than 2 billion Q.ANTUM solar cells, equivalent to more than 10 GW since 2012. This feat makes the company one of the biggest solar cell manufacturers in the world.
The global footprint of Q CELLS’ sales network spans more than 40 countires across Europe, Asia-Pacific, Americas and Africa.
Q CELLS, has also been recognised as a leading solar brand in Australia for the fifth year in a row.
The ‘Top Brand PV’ seal is awarded by internationally renowned research institute EuPD Research to companies that receive excellent feedback and ratings in its Global PV InstallerMonitor survey, which compiles the opinions of participating solar installers located across a number of leading solar markets.
*Originally reported in Penrith Solar Centre’s blog as 55 Billion USD, however updated figures for 2019 are reported here (185.7 Billion USD)
**Originally reported in Penrith Solar Centre’s blog as 159 Billion USD, however updated figures for 2019 are reported here (63 Billion USD)