Hanwha Q Cells Co., Ltd. has been voted as the winner of the Solar+Power Awards 2018 in the Solar PV BOS category for its Q.FLAT-G5 solar mounting system for flat rooftops.
The Q.FLAT-G5 helps to deliver lower LCOE and improved power density by boosting the long-term stability and safety of the modules.
When combined with Hanwha Q Cells’ award-winning Q.PEAK DUO-G5 half-cell modules – which won the Solar+Power Award 2017 in the category of Silicon Module, and also claimed the Intersolar Award 2018 in the Photovoltaics category – the Q.FLAT-G5 has been proven to deliver a power density of 170 Wp/m². This output sets a new standard in power-per-surface area, augmented by a 10° inclination on both sides.
The G5 iteration of the Q.FLAT is a marked improvement on the Q.FLAT-G4 in that the installation time for a batch of modules has been halved, thereby reducing the time spent on the rooftop and thus lowering installation costs. The Q.FLAT-G5 is also made using steel for added durability, while an innovative coating ensures reliability is high and its carbon footprint is low. Engineered in Germany, the Q.FLAT-G5 was designed with efficiency and lower LCOE in mind. The system drastically reduces the ballast required, and removes the need to penetrate the roof membrane, thereby helping to prevent damage.
This year’s accolade marks the second year in a row that Hanwha Q Cells has prevailed at the Solar+Power Awards, and means that the company has now won different awards on three separate occasions. Last year it was the Q.PEAK DUO-G5’s time to shine in the silicon module category, and this year’s success serves to underline the fact that Hanwha Q Cells consistently steers its innovative and problem-solving efforts to all areas of the solar supply chain – from cells and modules to mounting systems and storage solutions.
Commenting on the occasion of the ceremony, Hanwha Q Cells CTO Daniel Jeong said: “To be awarded best Solar PV BOS at the Solar+Power Awards for the second year in a row is a great honor, and underlines the Hanwha Q Cells ethos of investing in R&D to ensure the solar industry is consistently supplied with top quality products.