Solar Builder

JAN 2018

Solar Builder focuses on the installation/construction of solar PV systems. We cover the latest PV technology (modules, mounting, inverters, storage, BOS) and equip installers/contractors with tips and tools to make informed purchasing decisions.

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SOLARBUILDERMAG.COM | 27 Split cells boost efficiency The new Q.PEAK DUO-G5 and from Hanwha Q CELLS provides high per- formance on a small surface due to its Q.ANTUM DUO Technology. Q.ANTUM's cell concept has been combined with 120 half cells and a six busbar design, boasting power output of up to 330Wp. Q.PEAK DUO-G5's six busbar design and round wire technology in place of ribbon attributes to 3 and 2 percent power increases respectively. Hanwha Q CELLS provides a 98 percent power guarantee during the first year, and less than 0.54 percent annual degradation afterwards, with a 25-year degradation of lower than 15 percent. There is also the Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G5 for you all-black panel fans. The Civic Solar team noted: "Q Cells split cell technology is another step up in cell efficiency and power density. We hope this step will continue to improve ROI." Schoder does caution, while they will increase cell efficiencies, "they may also impact your current stringing methods and designs because the junction box is located in the middle."

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