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DKASC, Alice Springs

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Manufacturer Hanwha Q-Cells
Array Rating 6.05kW
PV Technology poly-Si
Array Structure Fixed: Ground Mount
Installed 2016

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The new high-performance module Q.PLUS BFR-G4.1 is the ideal solution for all applications thanks to its innovative Q.ANTUM cell technology. The world-record cell design was developed to achieve the best performance under real conditions – even with low radiation intensity and on clear, hot summer days.


Q.ANTUM combines the best characteristics of all available cell technologies to obtain high performance under real conditions, all with a low levelized cost of energy (LCOE).

Don't maximize, optimize: The rear surfaces of Q.ANTUM solar cells are treated with a special nano coating that functions much like a typical household mirror. Rays of sunlight that would otherwise go to waste are reflected back through the cell to generate more electricity. This enhances the electrical properties, considerably increasing the efficiency.


Versatility, reliability and proven performance are the hallmarks of the Q CELLS Q.PLUS series which has been optimized across the board: improved yield, higher operating reliability and durability, and a more intelligent design. Hanwha Q CELLS guarantees this by offering an extended 12-year product warranty and one of the best linear performance warranties on the market.

In addition to the Hanwha Q CELLS Triple Yield Security with Anti PID Technology, Hot-Spot Protect and Tra.Q (100 % traceable quality), Q.PLUS solar modules include the following features:

  • High power class with Q.ANTUM cell technology

  • High safety due ammonia-resistant junction box and robust connectors

  • Excellent stability: tested for wind loads up to 4000 Pa and snow loads up to 5400 Pa

  • Up to 10 % reduction in logistics and storage costs as compared to the G3 generation

  • Optimized design with 32 mm frame height

  • Easy to install, weighs just 18.8 kg

Array Rating 6.05kW
Panel Rating 275W
Number Of Panels 22
Panel Type Q.Plus BFR-G4.1 275
Array Area 36.74
Inverter Size / Type SMA SMC 6000A
Installation Completed Sat, 2 Jul 2016
Array Tilt/Azimuth Tilt = 20, Azi = 0 (Solar North)

Notes on the Data

  1. Monitoring Interruption for UPS Battery Replacement

    The disconnection and re-connection of the solar arrays and weather station equipment while a new site connection was being established prompted the already flattening UPS batteries which power the site’s energy meters to fail and require immediate replacement. Data recording was affected from approximately 2.30pm ACST, Monday 10 July to 4.00pm, Wednesday 12 July.

    Affects weather data for DKASC, Alice Springs

    Wed, 12 Jul 2017

  2. Partial System Outage

    One of the major switchboards at the DKASC lost power yesterday 01/12/2016 at ~11:00 am. This isolated and shutdown array sites 23 through to 37 inclusive. The switchboard was re-energised at ~16:30 today (02/12/2016) and is again operating normally. Data for this period for these sites is lost.

    Fri, 2 Dec 2016

  3. Sites 24 and 27: Temporary Outage

    Both Site 24 and 27 went offline from the 14th to the 17th November 2016. This outage was caused by a contractor working on another system turning off these two systems for safety reasons and then forgetting to turn them back on after the work was complete. This outage was not a fault of the technology itself but rather simple human error.

    Fri, 18 Nov 2016

  4. Sites 24 and 25: Q-Cells PV Module Changeover Complete

    Sites 24 and 25 are operational again from ~10th August 2016. At Q-Cells’ request, the original PV modules were removed and they have now been replaced with a more recent generation of PV product. Please visit the site for details.

    Data from the two original arrays will be archived but remain available from the Historical Data Download page.

    Wed, 10 Aug 2016