Our next generation solar modules are three times safer 3 PID-FREE HOT-SPOT-FREE TRACEABLE AND FORGERY PROOF
Potential induced degradation – a module reliability risk 4 THE PID CHALLENGE The influence of a high negative potential at the end of a string opens a leakage current path This occurs in many system installation configurations and may completely eat up your module performance over time! SOLUTION The Q-Cells Anti PID Technology (APT) prevents potential induced degradation already on cell level.
With APT Q-Cells prevents PID 5 After accelerated PID effect test THE SOLUTION AGAINST PID The Q-Cells R&D team has developed a fundamental understanding of the PID phenomenon and has come up with a solution to the problem The Anti PID Technology (APT)* prevents potential induced degradation already on cell level *APT Test Bedingungen entsprechen Zellen auf -600 V gegenüber dem Rahmen, feuchte Moduloberfläche, 25 °C, 300 h kein signifikanter Leistungsverlust zu beobachten
Hot-Spots – a module safety risk 6 HOT-SPOTS CAN LEAD TO POWER LOSS AND IN THE WORST CASE TO MODULE FIRE! Q-CELLS PREVENTS HOT-POTS WITH HSP Hot-Spot-Protect (HSP) Thanks to an industry unique testing procedure all cells are 100% checked for Hot Spots and sorted out if affected This prevents burnings and total failure of modules
Module reliability stats with the cell 7 Q-CELLS SOLAR CELLS ARE TRACEABLE AND FROGERY PROOF DIE TRA.Q LASER MARKING TECHNOLOGY = YOUR SECURITY FOR MORE RELIABILITY!
TRA.Q TM Traceable Quality along the entire value chain 8 Forgery protection and traceability everywhere - to secure your investment Quality control from wafer over power plants to recycling process - to secure your yield
Benefit from the Q-Cells yield security: up to 29% higher yields 9 Up to +29%
We put our performance promise to the test on a daily basis 10 ALICE SPRINGS, AUSTRALIA March 2010 - February 2011 We test our modules to the extreme in the Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Center (DKASC) benchmark comparison. Among 20 competitors, Q-Cells solar modules are the top performers in this sideby-side comparison
Benefit from teh Q-Cells yield security: best warranty in the industry 11 Linear performance warranty to 83% after 25 years!
Our CIGS modules are three times safer 13 PID-FREE ADDITIONAL POWER BOSST THROUGH POSITIVE SORTING AND LIGHT SOAKING EFFECT 360° EFFICIENCY – A MULTITUDE OF INSTALLATION OPTIONS
Anti PID Technology (APT) for higher safety and reliability 14 18 1 48 Electric potential to ground [V] within a standard string + 360 V - 360 V Module position APT PREVENTS DEGRADATION OF MODULES WITH NEGATIVE POTENTIAL No power loss NO power loss *APT Test conditions: cells at -600 V against frame, wet module surface, 25 °C, 300 h.
Zusätzlicher Leistungsgewinn für mehr Ertrag 16 360° DEGREE EFFICIENCY – FOR MORE INSTALLATION OPTIONS Family Home in Braunfels, Germany North 45° System size 1,8 kWp In operation since April 2009 Specific yield705 kWh/kWp + 5% higher yield Q.SMART delivers highest yields on east, west and even on north facing roofs 3 rd party monitoring
Benefit from the Q-Cells yield security: best warranty in the industry 17