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Q.Cells solar panel review

Q.Cells Solar panels sold and installed by Solar4Ever

About Q.Cells solar panels

Q.Cells engineer all of their panels in Thalheim, Germany  (pictured below)

 

 

We're not saying that just because it is Germany engineering it's necessarily better, but the judges at the biggest solar expo in the world (Intersolar in Munich) awarded them best panel both this year (Q.Peak Duo half cell mono) and last year (for an innovative extra sturdy frame).

 

Various installations of different Q.Cells panels have been installed at the Desert Solar test centre in Alice Springs for many years and they have performed well above average, and this echos our own rooftop tests where they came out on top or nearly in every single comparison test.

 

The current range of Q.Cells panels range from an above average "economy" 275W poly panel (Q.Power), a much better 300/310W mono (Q.Peak), and a spectacularly good 325/330W half cell mono (Q.Peak Duo). The latter being the one 'Best Panel' at this years Intersolar Expo.

 

All the panels come with a 12 year defect warranty and salt mist/ammonia protection level 6. In fact Q.Cells go so far as to say that you can install them as close to the ocean as you like as long as they are not actually IN the water.

 

The other thing that we really like about Q.Cells is their 18 strong (and growing) office in Sydney. Pick up the phone and call 02 9016 3033 and you can ask them anything. As we wrote in our Canadian Solar review, manufacturers like these that have 'skin in the game' by investing in Australia are a strong safeguard on your long term warranty.

 

Finally, on the subject of price...
Q.Cells are always a bit more expensive in every category than Chinese made panels. Our point of view is that if you are looking for a 10 year investment in solar, then Chinese made top brands like Canadian, Jinko, Trina, ET etc are going to be the best bang for buck, but if your time frame extends beyond that, then putting Q.Cells on your short list is a wise idea.

 

Q.Cells product range catalogue

 

Datasheets.

Q.Peak Duo 325/330W half-cell mono

 

Q.Peak 300/310W mono

 

Q.Power 275/280W poly