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 they are now usually just referred to as QCELLS.  In 2017 they produced 5.44 gigawatts which put them among the largest half dozen manufacturers in the world. It's estimated the company shipped 7.3GW of solar modules in 2019.

Their panels are tier 1 and have a 12 year product warranty.  Hanwha Q CELLS has an Australian office in North Sydney, their panels are salt mist corrosion resistant and so are suitable for installation on homes anywhere in Australia.

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. They used to have a production line in Germany, but they shipped the plant equipment to Malaysia in 2012, so Hanwha 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 empathsis 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.

Hanwha Q Cells’ Two Brands - Hanwha Solar & Q CELLS

While Hanwha Solar One and Q Cells are now a single company, they used to sell solar panels under both the Hanwha Solar and Q CELLS names in Australia.  But now they appear to only sell under the name QCELLS.

QCELLS Panels

As of May 2020 QCELLS sells four series of panels in Australia.  Currently they all have 12 year product warranties and 25 year performance warranties.

Q.MAXX: Ranging in capacities of 320 watts (19% efficiency) to 335 watts (19.6% efficiency).

Q.PEAK Duo G5: 315 watts (18.7% efficiency) to 335 watts (19.6% efficiency).

Q.PEAK Duo G5+: 315 watts (18.7% efficiency) to 335 watts (19.9% efficiency).

Q.PEAK Duo G6+ : 340 watts (19% efficiency) to 355 watts (19.9% efficiency).

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 that 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 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

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Excellent even with this winter weather panels are producing more power than we expected.
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We got G6+ Panels which Solarwide mentioned to have 25 year product warranty thatn 25 yr performance warranty.

Looks doing pretty good with solar.

For a heavy rainy worst day 6.6 Kw system did 7KWh.
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Quality, efficient panels with black edge looking perfect on my charcoal roof.
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All good
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east facing panels on shed (16 x 395w) these don't produce as much as my north facing panels on house 22 x 270w, Q power G5-270 2020 .Shed produced 4,505.55 kwh Jan to now 21/7/2020
house produced 4,690.71 kwh same period
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Hanwha Q Cell panels are very well made. I have had no issues.
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24 x Q-Cell G6+ 350W solar panels were supplied and installed - 13 east facing and 11 west facing due to roof configuration and aspect. Too early to tell about reliability, but no problems since installation a few weeks ago.
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Super happy (although we are only 1 week in). I look at things in detail, and up close you can see QCells are quality panels.
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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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