About Hanwha Q CELLS
Q CELLS initially was a German company, which was founded in 1999 in Thalheim. At first the production of solar modules went fine, but eventually the Great Recession came and the manufacturer had to file for bankruptcy. In 2012 it was bought by Korean Hanwha group and it really gave the brand a new life. Today Hanwha Q CELLS is a Top-10 world’s solar manufacturer.
- 8,500 employees;
- 7.9 GW of solar power in shipments in 2019;
- production facilities in Malaysia, USA, China, Korea;
- German engineering team;
Q.ANTUM and Q.ANTUM DUO are the signature technologies of a company. Q CELLS engineers improved PERC technology and started adding nano coating that reflects sunlight back into the cells, allowing it to produce more. Besides, engineers started using wires instead of ribbons as busbars which decreased the shading of a cell by 75%. Using up to 12 busbars allows solar experts to minimize energy losses inside a panel.
When it comes to ensuring the quality, Q CELLS participate in global testing so that their panels meet all the international standards. However, their own testing is 2-3 times stricter. Panels undergo freezing, thermal cycling and humidity tests. This makes Q CELLS panels suitable for all kinds of environments: deserts, snowy regions, humid areas and places where tornadoes and hurricanes are a common thing. The modules are guaranteed to be protected from LID, PID, hot spots and possible forgery.