Hanwha Q CELLS’ new debut at Solar Power International (SPI) tradeshow, the prototype of Q.PLUS high efficiency PV module, has received the “Solar Industry Award 2015” in the category “Module Manufacturing Innovation” through visitors’ votes.
The polycrystalline solar module Q.PLUS-G4 with power classes up to 280W 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. The Q.PLUS-G4 technology bases on Q CELLS’ Q.ANTUM technology which has a complex cell architecture for maximum energy yield under real conditions.
Q.ANTUM is the center technology of the Q CELLS brand's current module portfolio. Based on a rear-side passivation of the solar cell and including many additional technological features, it improves power output, low-light and temperature-behavior, while at the same time offering all of Q CELLS' quality standards like Anti PID protection, Hot-spot protect, Tra.Q laser marking, VDE quality tested and the additional Q CELLS quality program. Q.ANTUM reaches record efficiencies for multicrystalline solar cells of over 20%.
Jackie Cannon, Director Publishing at Solar International and organizer of the "Solar Industry Awards," said: "The voters from all over solar industry have confirmed that our panel of judges' choice to nominate the Q.PLUS-G4 solar module and its Q.ANTUM technology was right. Our congratulations to Hanwha Q CELLS for providing module manufacturing innovation that has the potential to change the way we live."
The award was handed over to Jorg Muller, Head of cell R&D at Hanwha Q CELLS, during the official Solar Industry Award ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.