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.  

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Make and model:  QCells Q.Power-G5.

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

  Performance.

  Efficiency.

 

Contents.

The following content for the QCells Q.Power-G5 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.

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.

Outstanding
[ 4.8 - 5 ] The pinnacle of certified specification.
Elite
[ 4.3 - 4.7 ] A rare calibre of technology produced by the industry elite.
Superior
[ 3.8 - 4.2 ] Specifications which are exceedingly superior to that of the industry average.
Very Good
[ 3.3 - 3.7 ] Advanced technology against the industry average.
Good
[ 2.8 - 3.2 ] Better than the industry average is that of which strives a portion better.
Average
[ 2.3 - 2.7 ] A score within this bracket is considered the industry average specification.
Ordinary
[ 1.8 - 2.2 ] Considered below the industry mainstream average.
Poor
[ 1.3 - 1.7 ] There's better, there's also worse.
Inferior
[ 0.8 - 1.2 ] Far below the modern industry average.
Awful
[ 0.3 - 0.7 ] Possesses specifications which are absent or unverified by a certified testing institute.
Avoid
[ 0 - 0.2 ] Unlikely for technology manufactured in the modern era.
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