New prototype for gapless solar modules

9/24/19, 2:13 PM -

Q Cells will reveal the first gapless solar modules at the 2019 Solar Power International exhibition in Salt Lake City starting today.

New prototype for gapless solar modules
The booth of Q Cells at this year’s SPI in Salt Lake City

Q Cells is one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, will reveal prototypes of its first ever gapless solar modules, the Q.PEAK DUO BLK ML-G9 and the Q.PEAK DUO XL-G9.2, at the 2019 Solar Power International (SPI). Held in Salt Lake City, Utah, the exhibition starts today and ends on Thursday, September 26.

With these solar modules, the Company is aiming to further strengthen its position of being one of the major providers of residential solar hardware to the US market. The Q.PEAK DUO BLK ML-G9 and the Q.PEAK DUO XL-G9.2 were developed for greater power output and efficiency. The Q.PEAK DUO BLK ML-G9 is an all-black module composed of 132 gapless half-cells with 12 bus-bars. By using larger M4 wafers and a gapless design, Q Cells were able to fit an additional 12 half-cells onto the modules, giving the Q.PEAK DUO BLK ML-G9 can deliver maximum power output of up to 380 watts as well as an efficiency of up to 20.2 per cent.

Production facility in Dalton, Georgia

In February 2019, Q Cells began production at its new Dalton facility in Georgia. The factory is the largest solar module manufacturing facility in the western hemisphere with 1.7 gigawatts of module production capacity. Q Cells is planning to continue its effort to meet customer demand for quality solar modules assembled in the US.

Charles Kim, CEO of Q Cells, said: “There is no doubt that the US solar market will always be one of the largest solar markets in the world and one of the most important markets for Q Cells. That is why Q Cells focuses so much effort on satisfying US customers’ needs, making SPI such an excellent opportunity for us to exhibit our residential solutions – in particular the new gapless prototype, the Q.PEAK DUO BLK ML-G9. Based on our new products and Dalton facility, Q Cells will continuously provide customers with better products and services in the U.S. as we continue to make every effort possible to strengthen our market leadership.

Q Cells have also recently been involved in making the Zoo in Copenhagen more energy efficient. (mfo)