Qcells solar panels reviews

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About Qcells, Solar Panels

Qcells solar panels review

Qcells is a major manufacturer of solar panels. As at May 2022, the company had annual production capacity of 12 GW for both cells and modules - a capacity it plans to further expand.

The company's panels are considered tier 1 and are accompaned by 12 to 25 years product warranty, depending on the model. Qcells solar panels are salt mist corrosion resistant and are suitable for installation on homes anywhere in Australia.

Qcells has an Australian office in North Sydney.

Company History

Qcells is a Hanwha Group company. 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, Hanwha Group squished the two companies together to create Hanwha Q CELLS.

Since then, the company has rebranded a few times; tinkering with logos, hyphens and capitalisation in its name. This brings us to today's "Qcells", although at the time of updating this page they were still yet to update their own Australian QPartner web site.

Manufacturing Locations

Qcells solar panels are manufactured in the USA, Malaysia, China, and South Korea, but the company does not produce any German made panels.

They describe their 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 in the past they have over 200 experts there working to improve the design and production of solar panels.

Qcells also have 3 other research and development centers around the world - in Malaysia, South Korea and China.

Qcells Panels

Qcells offers a couple of different product lines in Australia, currently the Q.PEAK DUO and Q.BOOST range. Qcells solar panel specifications and estimated pricing 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 Qcells panels but your original installer has gone out of business, the responsibility falls to Qcells to handle your claim. The company 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 more generous than the 10 years some panels currently sold in Australia still have. 25 year product warranties used to be the exclusive realm of the most expensive brands, but we're increasingly seeing other manufacturers also implement them.

In my opinion Qcells manufactures high quality reliable panels and I have no problem recommending them. See what other Australians think of Qcells solar panels in the reviews below. And if you own these modules, I encourage you to add your own review.

Qcells Solar Panel Reviews

Bought From: Smart Energy Answers Hornsby - Ryde Show additional information
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Minor inconsistencies across the panels but they're all within a per cent of two of each other after about 20 months of use.

Biggest gripe is not with the panels but retailers droping the Feed-in-Traffi by nearly 50% since I installed.
Bought From: Green Sky Australia HC
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We thought we would go with a better brand of panels and the Qcells surely didn't disappoint. Great all round system
Bought From: Future Solar WA
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Great performance so far.
Bought From: Platinum Solar Designs ACT
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Seem to perform well
Bought From: Solargain Gippsland
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Bought From: Perth Solar Force Show additional information
Bought From: Impressive Electrical and Solar Pty Ltd Show additional information
Great quality panels and have had no troubles with them.
Bought From: GEMEnergy Brisbane
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Bought From: Green Solar Energy NSW Show additional information
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Bought From: Smart Energy Answers Melbourne O Show additional information
Bought From: Green Vision Solar ODEV Show additional information
Good fit for roof.
Bought From: Urban Renewables Melbourne
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It's only a week in but it all seems to be going as expected.
Bought From: GEMEnergy QLD
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Bought From: Green Wave Solar Pty Ltd Show additional information
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Bought From: Perth Solar Force Show additional information
Panels have provided the predicted peak output on several sunny days. If only we had more sunny days in Tasmania!
Bought From: Sunface Solar
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Bought From: Green Wiring Show additional information
The 16 north-facing QCells Maxx-G3 390w panels are performing very well (I wish we could fit more!). The system with 5kW inverter has produced a daily average of 25kWh in a very wet February.
Bought From: Smart Energy Answers Melbourne Metro West
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Bought From: GEMEnergy QLD Show additional information
Slim and actually look pretty good.
Bought From: MC Electrical
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Qcells has 57 solar panels in our database

Model Type Size (W) PTC (W) Performance Ratio
Q.BASE G2 230Polycrystalline23020388.26
Q.BASE G2 235Polycrystalline23520888.51
Q.BASE G2 240Polycrystalline24021288.33
Q.BASE G2 245Polycrystalline24521788.57
Q.PEAK-G3 270Monocrystalline27324489.38
Q.PEAK-G3 275Monocrystalline27824788.85
Q.PEAK-G3 280Monocrystalline28325289.05
Q.PLUS-G4 270Polycrystalline27024891.85
Q.PLUS-G4 275Polycrystalline27525291.64
Q.PLUS-G4 280Polycrystalline28025791.79
Q.PRO G2 235Polycrystalline23521089.36
Q.PRO G2 240Polycrystalline24021489.17
Q.PRO G2 245Polycrystalline24521989.39
Q.PRO G2 250Polycrystalline25022489.60
Q.PRO-G3 250Polycrystalline25322789.72
Q.PRO-G3 255Polycrystalline25823289.92
Q.PRO-G3 260Polycrystalline26323790.11
Q.PRO-G3 265Polycrystalline26823788.43
Q.PRO-G4 255Polycrystalline25523290.98
Q.PRO-G4 260Polycrystalline26023891.54
Q.PRO-G4 265Polycrystalline26524291.32
Q.SMART 70Thin Film706187.14
Q.SMART 80Thin Film807087.50
Q.SMART 85Thin Film857588.24
Q.SMART 90Thin Film907987.78
Q.SMART 95Thin Film958488.42
Q.SMART UFL 100Thin Film1008888.00
Q.SMART UFL 105Thin Film1059287.62
Q.SMART UFL 110Thin Film1109788.18
Q.SMART UFL 115Thin Film11510187.83
QC-C05 215Polycrystalline21519389.77
QC-C05 220Polycrystalline22019890.00
QC-C05 225Polycrystalline22520289.78
QC-C05 230Polycrystalline23020790.00
QC-C05 235Polycrystalline23521290.21
QC-C05 240Polycrystalline24021790.42
QC-C05 245Polycrystalline24522190.20
SF160-24-1M170L (72 cells)Monocrystalline17015289.41
SF160-24-1M170L (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline17015289.41
SF160-24-1M175L (72 cells)Monocrystalline17515689.14
SF160-24-1M175L (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline17515689.14
SF160-24-1M180L (72 cells)Monocrystalline18016189.44
SF160-24-1M180L (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline18016189.44
SF160-24-1M185L (72 cells)Monocrystalline18516689.73
SF160-24-1M185L (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline18516689.73
SF160-24-1M190L (72 cells)Monocrystalline19017089.47
SF160-24-1M190L (72 Mono cells)Monocrystalline19017089.47
SF220-30-1P230L (60 cells)Polycrystalline23020890.43
SF220-30-1P235L (60 cells)Polycrystalline23521290.21
SF220-30-1P240L (60 cells)Polycrystalline24021790.42
SF220-30-1P245L (60 cells)Polycrystalline24522290.61
SF260-36-1P270L (72 cells)Polycrystalline27024390.00
SF260-36-1P275L (72 cells)Polycrystalline27524789.82
SF260-36-1P280L (72 cells)Polycrystalline28025290.00
SF260-36-1P285L (72 cells)Polycrystalline28525689.82
SF260-36-1P290L (72 cells)Polycrystalline29026190.00
SF260-36-1P295L (72 cells)Polycrystalline29526589.83
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