Q Cells to Reveal First Gapless Solar Modules at the 2019 Solar Power International Exhibition

[Irvine, United States, September
17, 2019] Q CELLS (or
“The Company”), one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in
the world, will reveal  prototypes of its
first ever gapless solar modules at the 2019 Solar Power International (SPI) exhibition
in Salt Lake City, Utah. With its high-performance premium solar modules, the
Company is aiming to further strengthen its leadership position in the U.S.
residential solar market.*

Q CELLS to showcase its high-quality solar modules and new energy
storage system

The Q.PEAK DUO BLK ML-G9 and the Q.PEAK DUO XL-G9.2 are
Q CELLS’ first ever gapless solar modules, 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. With the use of larger M4 wafers and a gapless
design that enables the addition of 12 more cells than the usual 120 half-cells,
the Q.PEAK DUO BLK ML-G9 can deliver maximum power output of up to 380 Wp, as
well as industry leading efficiency of up to 20.2%. With high power and
efficiency and sleek all-black aesthetics, this gapless module prototype is an
ideal addition to Q CELLS’ portfolio as it seeks to build on its leadership
position in the residential solar market.

Accompanying the Q.PEAK DUO BLK ML-G9 will be its
larger gapless cousin, the Q.PEAK DUO XL-G9.2 – a prime module for
ground-mounted solar plants thanks to its 156 half-cell composition that
delivers a maximum output of up to 455 Wp and efficiency of up to 20.6% with
only a slight increase in module size.

Additional highlights of the Q CELLS booth (booth no. 1419)
will be the Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G6+ with a guaranteed 25-year product warranty.
Manufactured with M4 size larger wafers, the Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G6+ has a maximum
output of up to 345 Wp and offers long-term reliability with one of the lowest
degradation rates in the industry, which guarantees 85% initial performance in
the 25th year of performance. Furthermore, its all-black facade offers optimal aesthetic
appeal that is ideal for the rooftops of residential and commercial and
industrial buildings.

on display at SPI will be the company’s Q.PEAK DUO L-G5.3/BF, Q CELLS’ first
bifacial solar module. This glass-glass module has a white grid and no mid rail
to ensure the highest efficiencies and a power output of 400 Wp, making it a
cost-effective solution for utility-scale solar plants.

Q CELLS will also unveil its Energy Storage System
(ESS) for the U.S. market with an all-in-one brand solution. Q CELLS’ hybrid
ESS inverter system, the Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G1, can connect ESS systems
both in DC and AC-coupled configurations for new and retrofit projects. The
system comes with a flexible modular battery, providing a range of 4.3 to 18.9
kWh energy capacity, which is able to cover most residential applications. The
Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G1 will solve one of the biggest challenges in
troubleshooting solar module, inverter, and ESS failure by identifying sources
of product malfunction from a single entity and service under Q CELLS.

of the solar modules and energy storage system showcased at SPI are ideal solutions
for meeting the high performance demands of both the dynamic U.S. residential
solar market and the growing commercial and utility-scale sectors. All of Q CELLS’ DUO half-cell modules boast optimized
shading performance, which is a vital feature for many rooftop installations
where space can be at a premium. The upper and lower sections of the module can operate
independently, reducing the impact of shading and thereby increasing energy
yields even on small rooftops. This range of solar modules also meets
high-quality standards based on the Company’s Q.ANTUM Technology, which
includes excellent Anti LeTID (light and elevated temperature induced
degradation), Anti LID (light induced degradation), and Anti PID (potential
induced degradation) performance, as well as Hot-Spot Protect and traceable
quality with Tra.Q laser identification to protect against counterfeiting.

Q CELLS to secure its market leadership with Dalton facility in

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 GW of module
production capacity. Q CELLS is planning to continue its effort to meet
customer needs with the Company’s high-quality solar modules assembled in the

Hee Cheul (Charles) Kim, CEO of Q CELLS, said: “There
is no doubt that the U.S. 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 U.S. customers’ needs, which
is why SPI is an excellent opportunity for us to exhibit our residential
solutions – in particular the Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G6+ and 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

* Source: Wood Mackenzie Power
& Renewables - U.S. PV Leaderboard – Q3 2019


Q CELLS is one of the
world’s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its
high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. It is headquartered in
Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ) and Thalheim, Germany (Technology
& Innovation HQ) with diverse international manufacturing facilities in the
U.S., South Korea, Malaysia, and China. Q CELLS offers the full spectrum of
photovoltaic products, applications and solutions, from cells and modules to
kits to systems to large-scale solar power plants. Through its growing global
business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa
and the Middle East, Q CELLS provides excellent services and long-term
partnerships to its customers in the utility, commercial, governmental and
residential markets. For more information, visit: http://www.q-cells.com.


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