Current Location

DKASC, Alice Springs

Map Graphs Technologies
Manufacturer Hanwha Q-Cells
Array Rating 5.61kW
PV Technology poly-Si
Array Structure Fixed: Ground Mount
Installed 2013

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With top performance, state-of-the-art technology, outstanding design and the most rigorous testing in the solar industry, Q CELLS modules truly represent the pinnacle of German engineering quality.

Q.ANTUM technology supercharges ordinary crystalline solar cells and modules. Unlike expensive high-end solar modules, Q.ANTUM does not involve a complex new cell design. No special system components are required. Q.ANTUM delivers exceptional performance under real-world conditions, going beyond just the datasheet. No PV system sees direct sunlight every minute of every day. So we designed Q.ANTUM to generate more power when the sun is rising, setting, or even behind clouds. But you’ll also see higher yields in the middle of hot and sunny summers — and during clear autumn, spring and winter days, when the sun is not as high in the sky. Instead of just making our datasheet look good, we decided to focus on all of the key determinants of performance. We enhanced low-light performance while maintaining the output of our modules across a range of temperatures — all to bring you higher financial returns.

Versatility, reliability and proven performance are the hallmarks of the Q CELLS Q.PRO-G3 series which has been optimised across the board: improved yield, higher operating reliability and durability, and a more intelligent design. 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 Q CELLS Triple Yield Security with Anti-PID Technology, Hot Spot Protect and Tra.Q (100% traceable quality), Q CELLS solar modules include the following features:

  • Maximum yields in any weather thanks to an excellent temperature coefficient and low-light behaviour. Suitable for all wind regions across Australia as verified by cyclone testing at Cyclone Testing Station, James Cook University, QLD

  • Up to 50 % less light reflection which results in improved module efficiency
  • Improved long-term corrosion resistance due to high quality »Sol-Gel roller coating« processing

  • Protection against short circuits and thermally induced power losses thanks to the semi-permeable membrane of the junction box which is also resistant to ammonia and salt water
  • More efficient connectors due to 15% less contact resistance
Array Rating 5.61kW
Panel Rating 255W
Number Of Panels 22
Panel Type Q CELLS Q.PRO-G3 / Q.PLUS-G3 powered by Q.ANTUM.
Array Area 37.1m²
Type Of Tracker N/A
Inverter Size / Type 6 kW, SMA SMC 6000A
Installation Completed Sun, 1 Dec 2013
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