Hanwha Q-Cells solar panels reviews

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About Hanwha Q-Cells, Solar Panels

Hanwha Q-Cells solar panels review

Hanwha Q CELLS is a major manufacturer of solar panels. In Australia and elsewhere, the company is now usually just referred to as QCELLS.  In 2017 the firm produced 5.44 gigawatts of panels, which put them among the largest half dozen manufacturers in the world. The company shipped 8.3GW of solar modules in 2019 and its production capacity last year was 9GW.

Their panels are tier 1 and have 12 to 25 years product warranty, depending on the model. QCELLS solar panels are salt mist corrosion resistant and so are suitable for installation on homes anywhere in Australia.

Hanwha Q CELLS has an Australian office in North Sydney.

Company History

Hanwha Group started in South Korea as Hanwha Explosives Inc. in 1952 and rapidly exploded into a massive international conglomeration. They acquired the German company Q Cells and its solar panel manufacturing capacity in Germany and Malaysia when it became insolvent in 2012. They also acquired Solarfun, which was a Chinese panel manufacturer. Not wanting to be mistaken for a bunch of clowns, they changed the name of Solarfun to Hanwha Solar One.

In February 2015 they squished the two companies together to create Hanwha Q CELLS.

Manufacturing Locations

Hanwha Q CELLS produces panels in Malaysia, China, and Korea. Q CELLS does not produce any German made panels.

They Do Some Thinking In Germany

Hanwha Q CELLS describes their Q CELLS panels as “Engineered in Germany”. While they no longer manufacture panels in that country, their headquarters for research and development are in Germany and I have been told they have over 200 experts there working to improve the design and production of solar panels.

Hanwha Q CELLS also have 3 other research and development centers around the world. If you are wondering where those centers are located, I will quote the Chairman and CEO of Hanwha Q CELLS, Seong Woo Nam. On the promotion of their new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in July 2016, he said:

"We're very excited to have Dr. Daniel Jeong as our new CTO, who has demonstrated an outstanding leadership in integrating our global R&D teams located in Germany, Malaysia, Korea and China following the merger between former Hanwha Q CELLS and Hanwha SolarOne in early 2015.”

Today Hanwha QCELLS is putting less emphasis on their “Engineered in Germany” slogan and the Australian QCELLS website now clearly lists all 4 countries they perform research in.  It makes me feel proud of humanity to see people of different nations working together to create the renewable energy technology needed to protect the environment.

QCELLS Panels

QCELLS currently offers a number of different product lines in Australia, including the Q.MAXX-G2,Q.PEAK DUO G5, DUO-G5+ and DUO-G6+. QCELL solar panel specifications can be found in our solar panel comparison table.

Warranty Claim Procedure For Orphaned Customers

If you need to make a warranty claim on your QCell panels, but your original installer has gone out of business, the responsibility falls to QCells to handle your claim. They can be contacted on 02 9016 3033, and have advised they have an established warranty support network to assist with claims. Their warranty terms cover labor costs for replacement of panels under warranty.

A Cost Effective Reliable Panel

The QCELLS 12 - 25 year product warranty is better than 10 years many panels currently sold in Australia have.  While the performance warranty is less important, it is above average.  In my opinion they are high quality reliable panels and I have no problem recommending them.

Hanwha Q-Cells Solar Panel Reviews

Because of my roof shape and the height of my trees my panels are in scattered positions on the roof:
- 9 facing North unshaded
- 3 facing North partly shaded
- 5 facing East partly shaded
Luckily the roof angle is about 27 degrees - ideal for Brisbane.
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Our Hanwha Q-Cells have been working great! No complaint whatsoever.
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Still early, but are generating power at the expected rate.
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They seem to be great, they look really good and don't hold too much dust when it's dry.
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Only had solar installed for a week but it is able to power our ducted air conditioning on full blast
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Q-Cells Q.Peak DUO-G6+ 350Wp PV modules
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Working brilliantly, it's been great to see the figures during the year.
We're really please with these panels.
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QMaxx G2-350
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Having panels to the east and north is great and we are getting very good power generation from very early in the morning.
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Hanwha Q-Cells has 57 solar panels in our database

Model Type Size PTC Performance Ratio Californian Approved
Q.BASE G2 230Polycrystalline23020388.26Yes
Q.BASE G2 235Polycrystalline23520888.51Yes
Q.BASE G2 240Polycrystalline24021288.33Yes
Q.BASE G2 245Polycrystalline24521788.57Yes
Q.PEAK-G3 270Monocrystalline27324489.38No
Q.PEAK-G3 275Monocrystalline27824788.85No
Q.PEAK-G3 280Monocrystalline28325289.05No
Q.PLUS-G4 270Polycrystalline27024891.85No
Q.PLUS-G4 275Polycrystalline27525291.64No
Q.PLUS-G4 280Polycrystalline28025791.79No
Q.PRO G2 235Polycrystalline23521089.36Yes
Q.PRO G2 240Polycrystalline24021489.17Yes
Q.PRO G2 245Polycrystalline24521989.39Yes
Q.PRO G2 250Polycrystalline25022489.60Yes
Q.PRO-G3 250Polycrystalline25322789.72No
Q.PRO-G3 255Polycrystalline25823289.92No
Q.PRO-G3 260Polycrystalline26323790.11No
Q.PRO-G3 265Polycrystalline26823788.43No
Q.PRO-G4 255Polycrystalline25523290.98No
Q.PRO-G4 260Polycrystalline26023891.54No
Q.PRO-G4 265Polycrystalline26524291.32No
Q.SMART 70Thin Film706187.14Yes
Q.SMART 80Thin Film807087.50Yes
Q.SMART 85Thin Film857588.24Yes
Q.SMART 90Thin Film907987.78Yes
Q.SMART 95Thin Film958488.42Yes
Q.SMART UFL 100Thin Film1008888.00Yes
Q.SMART UFL 105Thin Film1059287.62Yes
Q.SMART UFL 110Thin Film1109788.18Yes
Q.SMART UFL 115Thin Film11510187.83Yes
QC-C05 215Polycrystalline21519389.77Yes
QC-C05 220Polycrystalline22019890.00Yes
QC-C05 225Polycrystalline22520289.78Yes
QC-C05 230Polycrystalline23020790.00Yes
QC-C05 235Polycrystalline23521290.21Yes
QC-C05 240Polycrystalline24021790.42Yes
QC-C05 245Polycrystalline24522190.20Yes
SF160-24-1M170L (72 cells)Monocrystalline17015289.41Yes
SF160-24-1M170L (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline17015289.41Yes
SF160-24-1M175L (72 cells)Monocrystalline17515689.14Yes
SF160-24-1M175L (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline17515689.14Yes
SF160-24-1M180L (72 cells)Monocrystalline18016189.44Yes
SF160-24-1M180L (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline18016189.44Yes
SF160-24-1M185L (72 cells)Monocrystalline18516689.73Yes
SF160-24-1M185L (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline18516689.73Yes
SF160-24-1M190L (72 cells)Monocrystalline19017089.47Yes
SF160-24-1M190L (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline19017089.47Yes
SF220-30-1P230L (60 cells)Polycrystalline23020890.43Yes
SF220-30-1P235L (60 cells)Polycrystalline23521290.21Yes
SF220-30-1P240L (60 cells)Polycrystalline24021790.42Yes
SF220-30-1P245L (60 cells)Polycrystalline24522290.61Yes
SF260-36-1P270L (72 cells)Polycrystalline27024390.00Yes
SF260-36-1P275L (72 cells)Polycrystalline27524789.82Yes
SF260-36-1P280L (72 cells)Polycrystalline28025290.00Yes
SF260-36-1P285L (72 cells)Polycrystalline28525689.82Yes
SF260-36-1P290L (72 cells)Polycrystalline29026190.00Yes
SF260-36-1P295L (72 cells)Polycrystalline29526589.83Yes
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