QCells Q.Peak Duo-G5 vs REC N-Peak side by side. Comparing solar panel technologies may just be the most difficult aspect when selecting a solar power system. With so many options and technology variants available, how are you to know what truly is the best solution beyond all the noise? Be guided by the data and the specifications of what’s important to you.

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Make: QCells vs REC.

Model: Q.Peak Duo-G5 vs N-Peak.

Variants: 315 | 320 | 325 | 330 W.

Cell quantity:  120 Cells vs 120 Cells.

GREATER THAN 3.3 IS A VERY GOOD SCORE. The following content for the QCells Q.Peak Duo-G5 vs REC N-Peak should be used as a guide only. Individual circumstances and compatibilities should always be taken into account when selecting the right solar panel for any given installation. This content has been built using the Solar Review Module Assessment Criteria 2.0 and above based on available product specifications at the time of writing. 

Design.

Design is what defines a particular solar panels energy production characteristics to assist greater yeild through innovation and advancement. 

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Design Overall: Derived from the industries best specifications in each Solar Review module design sub-category, the side by side combined average for QCells Q.Peak Duo-G5 vs REC N-Peak is as follows:

QCells

Q.Peak Duo-G5
  • P-Type Monocrystalline.
  • 6-wire front contact.
  • Q.ANTUM Enhanced.
  • Glass-laminate (White).
  • Innovative.
  • InterSolar 2018.
  • CE Certified.

REC

N-Peak
  • N-Type Monocrystalline.
  • 5-ribbon front contact.
  • PERT Enhanced.
  • Glass-laminate (White).
  • Innovative.
  • InterSolar 2015.
  • TUV Certified.

Durability.

On the front line of your new self sufficient power supply, durability of a solar panel assists greater reliability in return on investment in energy saving through the likelihood of more stable life expectancy in variable environments. 

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Durability Overall: Derived from the industries most notable qualities in each Solar Review module durability sub-category, the side by side combined average for QCells Q.Peak Duo-G5 vs REC N-Peak is as follows:

QCells

Q.Peak Duo-G5
  • Snow load 5400Pa.
  • Front wind load 4000Pa.
  • Rear wind load 4000Pa.
  • Damp heat testing 1500Hrs.
  • Thermal cycle testing 400Hrs.
  • PID Free.
  • Salt mist resistance certification
    IEC 61701.
  • Amonia resistance certification
    IEC 62716.
  • 7.53 grams hail impact at 23m/s.

REC

N-Peak
  • Snow load 7000Pa.
  • Front wind load 2400Pa.
  • Rear wind load 2400Pa.
  • Damp heat testing 1000Hrs.
  • Thermal cycle testing 400+Hrs.
  • PID Free.
  • Salt mist resistance certification
    IEC 61701 (Severity 6).
  • Amonia resistance certification
    IEC 62716.
  • 35mm hail impact 23m/s.

Efficiency.

With limited available space, efficiency is key. More power from the nominated surface area is derived from the key criteria of solar panel efficiency.

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Efficiency Overall: Derived from the industries greatest commercially available efficiency ratings, the side by side combined average for QCells Q.Peak Duo-G5 vs REC N-Peak is as follows:

QCells

Q.Peak Duo-G5
  • 19.9% Maximum module efficiency.
  • -0.37%°C Temperature coefficient.
  • 0/4% Power tolerance.

REC

N-Peak
  • 19.5% Maximum module efficiency.
  • -0.35%°C Temperature coefficient.
  • 0/3% Power tolerance.

Performance.

Performance is based on how well the the nominated solar panel technology should retain its specification and power class over time as guaranteed by the manufacturer. 

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Performance Overall: Derived from the industries best performance guarantees in each Solar Review module performance sub-category, the side by side combined average for QCells Q.Peak Duo-G5 vs REC N-Peak is as follows:

QCells

Q.Peak Duo-G5
  • 2% degradation in the 1st year.
  • 0.5% degradation per annum.
  • 25-year linear performance warranty.
  • Parts only performance warranty.

REC

N-Peak
  • 2% degradation in the 1st year.
  • 0.5% degradation per annum.
  • 25-year linear performance warranty.
  • Parts & service performance warranty.

Guarantee.

As guarantee obligations can often be shielded by installer incompetence, should a solar panel manufacturer define an adequately trained installer network with a complimentary warranty extension (added end-user benefit), such guarantee has been considered as a base warranty more likely of adhering manufacturer installation specifications.

Important: A manufacturers obligations under guarantee will be obsolete if the solar panel is not installed to manufacturer specifications. Use an authorised installer.

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Guarantee Overall: Derived from the industries greatest base guarantees in each Solar Review module guarantee sub-category, the side by side combined average for QCells Q.Peak Duo-G5 vs REC N-Peak is as follows:

QCells

Q.Peak Duo-G5
  • 12-year warranty.
  • Parts only warranty.
  • Authorised installer network with additional end-user benefits.

REC

N-Peak
  • 25-year warranty.
  • Parts & service warranty.
  • Authorised installer network with additional end-user benefits.

Affordability.

All well and good having the greatest technology, but what if that technology is simply out of reach for most? Adversely, the cheapest product may lack essential capabilities expected by many end-users. Put price into perspective. Affordability is where price and technology come together to help determine value.

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Affordability Overall: Derived from the comparative industry price points, module affordability is a combination of technology for price, the side by side combined average for QCells Q.Peak Duo-G5 vs REC N-Peak is as follows:

QCells

Q.Peak Duo-G5
  • Very good technology score.
  • $0.61 per watt USD ex.

REC

N-Peak
  • Superior technology score.
  • $0.61 per watt USD ex.

OVERALL.

The below overall comparison for the QCells Q.Peak Duo-G5 vs REC N-Peak is broken up into two final scores.

  • Overall technology ranking; the average of design, features, performance, guarantee and software (for those less concerned about price).
  • Overall ranking; the average of design, features, performance, guarantee, software and affordability. 

Overall: The final average of each Solar Review Module Assessment Criteria category. Out of 5, side by side the combined average for the QCells Q.Peak Duo-G5 vs REC N-Peak is as follows:

QCells

Q.Peak Duo-G5
  • Design 4.3
  • Durability 3.6
  • Efficiency 4.0
  • Performance 3.9
  • Guarantee 3.5
  • Technology 3.8
  • Affordability 3.7

REC

N-Peak
  • Design 4.6
  • Durability 3.8
  • Efficiency 4.0
  • Performance 4.4
  • Guarantee 4.8
  • Technology 4.3
  • Affordability 3.9

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Insight:

How was the score for the QCells Q.Peak Duo-G5 vs REC N-Peak calculated? By utilising the Solar Review Inverter Assessment Criteria V2.3 >

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