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Manufacturer Q CELLS
Array Rating 5.9kW
PV Technology mono-Si
Array Structure Fixed: Ground Mount
Installed 2017

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Q.PEAK-G4.1 – INNOVATION AND EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE
The new high-performance module Q.PEAK-G4.1 is the ideal solution for residential buildings thanks to its innovative cell technology Q.ANTUM. 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.

ADVANCED PERFORMANCE IN A HIGHLY ATTRACTIVE PACKAGE
The new Q.PEAK-G4.1 is a monocrystalline solar module with performance classes up to 310 Wp and an efficiency of 18.9 %. Q.PEAK-G4.1 solar modules offer higher yields over smaller surface areas. This is made possible by the new Q.ANTUM generation of Q CELLS module architecture. The front surface of the Q.PEAK-G4.1 is completely black and enhances the visual appearance of even the most exclusive private house system. The Q CELLS Anti LID Technology eliminates light induced degradation (LID), which can greatly reduce system performance, almost completely. Other conventional monocrystalline solar cells will lose much of their initial performance, once exposed to sunlight. With Q.PEAK-G4.1 this is not the case, thanks to Anti LID Technology.

Q.ANTUM PHYSICS – MORE LIGHT. MORE PERFORMANCE. MORE ELECTRICITY
 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.

YOUR BENEFIT
Versatility, reliability and proven performance are the hallmarks of the Q CELLS Q.PEAK-G4.1 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 Yield Security with Anti PID and Anti LID Technology, Hot-Spot Protect and Tra.Q (100 % traceable quality), Q.PEAK-G4.1 solar modules include the following features:

Q.ANTUM TECHNOLOGY: LOW LEVELIZED COST OF ELECTRICITY:
Higher yield per surface area and lower BOS costs and higher power classes and an efficiency rate of up to 18.9 %.

INNOVATIVE ALL-WEATHER TECHNOLOGY
Optimal yields, whatever the weather with excellent low-light and temperature behaviour.

EXTREME WEATHER RATING
High-tech aluminium alloy frame, certified for high snow (5400 Pa) and wind loads (4000 Pa).

The above technology description has been supplied by the manufacturer. The Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre is pleased to provide a platform for information sharing while not endorsing specific claims made about technologies installed at the site.

Array Rating 5.9kW
Panel Rating 295W
Number Of Panels 20
Panel Type Q.PEAK-G4.1
Array Area 33.4m2
Inverter Size / Type SMA SMC 6000A
Installation Completed Wed, 20 Dec 2017
Array Tilt/Azimuth Tilt = 20, Azi = 0 (Solar North)

Notes on the Data

  1. System Disconnection for Cabling Works

    All arrays at the Solar Centre were disconnected from approximately 2.00pm to 3.00pm on Monday, 9 July 2018 in preparation for the cable between the main switchboard and distribution board being upgraded. Array sites #23-38 remained disconnected while the main feeder cable to these sites was replaced in subsequent days, but all systems were re-connected by early afternoon on Thursday, 12 July 2018.


    Mon, 9 Jul 2018

  2. System Outage at Australia Day Long Weekend

    A breaker tripped at around 12.30pm on Friday, 26 January, likely due to high generation levels reached at this peak time on this high irradiance day. Connection was restored after the Australia Day long weekend at around 11.30am on Monday, 29 January but shortly tripped again.

    UPDATE 26-02-2018. The cause of this reoccurring issue has been identified and will be rectified. The solution requires the upgrading of a key distribution cable. This should be completed in the coming months.


    Fri, 26 Jan 2018

  3. Connection Restored After Christmas/NY Period

    Arrays have been re-connected following the outage that disconnected multiple sites from Christmas day 2017. The outage is believed to have been triggered by the tripping of two circuit breakers in separate distribution boards, making the diagnosis initially elusive. The ability of the common circuit shared by these arrays to keep abreast with increasingly high current demands as new arrays are installed and generation conditions are high is presently being addressed. For the same reason, intermittent outages persisted in the summer of early 2018.


    Fri, 19 Jan 2018

  4. System Outage at Christmas/NY Period

    A system outage was caused by a circuit breaker trip at approximately 2pm on a high generation day shortly after installation of a new array at the DKA Solar Centre. The outage commenced on 25 December continuing into the new year and is being addressed.


    Mon, 25 Dec 2017