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22 Jan 2024

QCELLS: is the Q.Peak G10 Series their most powerful solar module ever?


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Q CELLS’ Q.PEAK DUO ML-G10 module with a “zero-gap cell layout”. Image: Q CELLS
Hanwha’s flagship Q.Peak DUO solar panel series, developed under the QCell brand, represents a significant step forward in solar technology. The company boasts that its most recent iteration of the series, the G10+ model, is its "most powerful solar module ever."

A Well Earned Giant Market Share

Hanwha has been a  global leader in the energy sector, known for its innovative first to market solutions and a business scope spanning the midstream of cells and modules to downstream solar solutions so it’s no wonder they lead the industry with a giant market share of 33.7% in the U.S. residential sector in 2023 – its fifth time at the top spot and the highest market share recorded since the survey began.
Hanwha’s Q.Peak DUO BLK ML-G10+ model, in particular, stands out as the first 400W module designed for the residential market, pushing the boundaries of high performance and embodying the reason the Q CELLS series has won multiple awards
What makes this model one of its most popular yet? And does it stand up to its hype? Let’s take a look. 

The Unstoppable Momentum of Hanwha QCells

How dominating are QCells in the global solar panel market? 

  • Dominating market share: According to global market research firm Wood Mackenzie, Hanwha QCells captured a market share of 33.7% in the U.S. residential sector in 2023. 
  • The choice for U.S. households: The company's solar panels are installed in an astonishing more than one third of U.S. solar households, setting a new record for the highest market share. 
  • Massive future investment: Hanwha QCells has been so successful in the market, they’ve recently announced plans to invest a total of $2.5 billion to build a solar power manufacturing value chain in the U.S.

Can Q.Peak DUO BLK ML-G10+ Compete

It seems the Q.Peak DUO BLK ML-G10+ series from Hanwha QCells is not only competing but also leading in the ever evolving solar panel market where the industry demands year on year improvements in cost, efficiency, longevity, and durability in design. 

Here’s what’s setting them apart from their competitors. 

Zero Gap Technology

The ML-G10 model builds on QCells' Zero Gap Technology, enhancing efficiency and output. This unique design approach is where solar cells in a module are positioned with virtually no space between them. This allows for more solar cells to be packed into a single module, thereby maximizing the module's power output. It's also worth noting that despite the compact arrangement, the technology ensures each cell operates independently, preventing potential performance issues if a cell fails or is shaded.

Reducing the inactive space between cells also increases efficiency. Minimizing the gap increases the surface area available for light absorption, leading to higher energy yield.

Plus, it looks good. This technology also improves the module's aesthetic appeal by providing a seamless appearance, making it an attractive choice for residential installations where appearance can be as important as performance.

Low Light Performance

The QCells Q.Peak G10 series has demonstrated exceptional performance, especially in low-light conditions. Thanks to its 12 busbar cell design, this model ensures superior yields, providing optimal performance regardless of the weather. 

Hanwha QCells Q.Peak Duo ML G10+ low light performance.  Source: Product specifcation sheet.


Decreased Degradation Rate

Q CELLS assures a gradual decline in performance over a quarter-century period. The performance drop won't exceed 2% in the first year and will be capped at 0.50% each subsequent year. This means that after 25 years, your modules will still maintain a minimum of 86% of their initial performance. Additionally, this 400 W Q CELLS solar panel is accompanied by an extensive 25-year product warranty.


Breaking Efficiency Barriers

The Q.Peak G10 series has made a significant impact in the solar industry by breaking efficiency barriers. The series boasts an enhanced efficiency of up to 21.1%, a milestone reached through the implementation of the innovative Q.ANTUM DUO Z Technology and the bespoke Zero Gap Cell layout.

This state-of-the-art technology has allowed for the development of high-performance modules like the Q.PEAK DUO BLK ML-G10+ and the Q.PEAK DUO XL-G10.C, both of which have been lauded for their superior performance on small surfaces. 


Built for Extreme Weather

With changing global weather patterns prone to unexpected and, at times, extreme weather events, durability and efficiency throughout varying weather conditions should be top of the list when choosing your solar module. 

This extreme weather rating is crucial for several reasons. For one, it ensures that the solar panels can withstand harsh environmental conditions, making them suitable for installation in various geographical locations, regardless of their climate. The high snow and wind load certifications mean the panels can resist heavy snowfall and strong winds, significantly reducing the risk of damage or performance drops due to weather.

The HANWHA Q CELLS Q.PEAK DUO ML-G10+ is designed with resilience in mind, particularly to this point. It features a high-tech aluminum alloy frame that has been certified for high snow loads up to 5400Pa and wind loads up to 4000Pa.

This durability contributes to the longevity of the solar panels. A robust build means fewer maintenance needs and replacements over time, leading to cost savings in the long run. This is why the extreme weather rating is not just a technical specification but a critical factor in overall performance and reliability.

Backed by a 25 Year Performance Warranty

The Q.PEAK DUO BLK ML-G10+ 400W module by QCells is not just about high performance and durability; it also comes with a solid warranty that speaks volumes about the manufacturer's confidence in their product.

The 25-year product warranty ensures that you're covered for replacement or repair if there are any defects or issues with the solar panels. This is significantly longer than the industry standard of 10–12 years, offering you peace of mind for a substantial period. The warranty also guarantees that the solar panels will still be able to produce at least 86% of their nominal power after 25 years of operation – unheard of compared to other industry warranties. 

Elevate Your Solar with Hanwha's Q.PEAK DUO ML-G10 Series

The Q.PEAK DUO ML-G10 Series is indeed a standout in the realm of solar modules. From Q.ANTUM DUO Z Technology with a zero-gap cell layout, boosted module efficiency up to an impressive 21.1%, and an incredibly robust warranty, we can see why they’ve carved out such a large share in the residential solar market. 

Check out US Solar Supplier’s factory direct pricing for the Q.PEAK DUO ML-G10 series as low as $160 a panel today. In stock, and ready to ship.