Score only. The Solar Review Module Assessment Criteria compares the QCells Q.Power-G5 solar panel against the industries best known specifications. The result, a solar module comparison with no room for discretionary bias and the transparency you desire.  

Make and model:  QCells Q.Power-G5.

Variants:  260 / 265 / 270 / 275 / 280 W.

  Performance.

  Efficiency.

*This product is now discontinued by the manufacturer.

Contents.

When you’ve got an abundance of space to accommodate your desired solar array size and looking for the most affordable QCells solar panel option, the QCells Q.Power-G5 hit’s the mark.

No matter the cell structure, the test of a well designed solar module is its ability to endure time. As a Photon “Best Polycrystalline Solar Module 2014”, the QCells Q.Power-G5 is a testament to such an enduring design combined with a more budget-friendly multicystalline cell design.

Design.

QCells

Q.Power-G5 Design; GOOD
  • Polycrystalline.
  • 5-ribbon bus bar.
  • Non-PERC
  • Glass-laminate (White).
  • Uninspiring design.
  • Photon "Best Polycrystalline Solar Module 2014".
  • VDE certified.

Durability.

QCells

Q.Power-G5 Durability; VERY GOOD
  • Snow load 5400Pa.
  • Front wind load 4000Pa.
  • Rear wind load 2400Pa.
  • Damp heat testing 2000Hrs.
  • Thermal cycle testing 400Hrs.
  • PID Resistant.
  • Salt mist resistance certification
    IEC 61701.
  • Amonia resistance certification
    IEC 62701.
  • 7.53-grams hail impact at 23m/s.

Efficiency.

QCells

Q.Power-G5 Efficiency; GOOD
  • 17% Maximum module efficiency.
  • -0.40%°C Temperature coefficient.
  • 0/3% Power tolerance.

Performance.

QCells

Q.Power-G5 Performance; VERY GOOD
  • 3% degradation in the 1st year.
  • 0.6% degradation per annum.
  • 25-year linear performance warranty.
  • Parts only warranty.

Guarantee.

QCells

Q.Power-G5 Guarantee; VERY GOOD
  • 12-year warranty.
  • Parts & service warranty.
  • Authorised installer network with no additional benefits.

OVERALL.

QCells

Q.Power-G5 Overall; VERY GOOD
  • Design 3.4
  • Durability 3.5
  • Efficiency 3.2
  • Performance 3.6
  • Guarantee 3.5

Comparison.

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*AVG references industry average specifications.

Insight.

How was the score for the QCells Q.Power G5 range of solar panels calculated? By using the Solar Review Module Assessment Criteria V2.4 >

  • QCells Q.Power G5 data sheet. View

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