Solaray Energy is the Leading Qcells Solar Panel Installer in Australia

Hanwha Qcells is one of the leading solar panel manufacturers globally. Solaray has a number of great options for you to consider including the new Q.PEAK DUO G10+. Talk to the Solaray Team today for more information.

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Request a callback today to organise a personalised quote for solar power. We have a number of top-quality options for you to consider including the new Q.PEAK DUO G10+ panel.

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Qcells Solar Panels in Australia

With decades of research and development in the solar industry, Qcells solar is recognised as an industry leader in the market and one of the only manufacturers that have the experience to be able to offer a 25-year product warranty on their panels.  

Qcells is one of the world’s most recognised brands in the Australian Solar Industry, known for making top quality solar panels from super-high efficiency modules to one of the best-value mid-range panels on the market.

Solaray Energy sold Qcells panels for many years – back when they were based in Germany. The company was then acquired by Fortune 500 company Hanwha Group, giving Qcells the financial strength it needed to compete within the hyper-competitive solar industry increasingly dominated by China.

Headquartered in South Korea, and Thalheim, Germany (Technology and Innovation HQ), Qcells panels are made in manufacturing facilities in South Korea, Malaysia and China.

Hanwha Group is vertically integrated across the entire photovoltaic value chain from silicon to large-scale solar power plants. This is one of the most important things we look for when partnering with a solar panel manufacturer.

Hanwha Group’s solar cell production capacity of 9 GW (as of January 2019) makes it one of the largest solar module manufacturers in the world. The company also has a Tier 1 Bloomberg rating and a BNEF Top Tier module supplier.

Qcells solar panels have also consistently been one of the first manufacturers to break records when it comes to panel output, and now, in 2022, Solaray is proud to be installing the industry-leading Q.Peak Duo 10+ with an efficiency rating of over 21%.

A 415W residential solar panel is an incredible leap forwards, it seems like only yesterday we broke the 300W panel barrier.

This ultimate Qcells Solar panel guide is designed to help you make that educated decision. Feel free to get in touch and our friendly team will be more than happy to discuss your needs further.

Qcells Solar Panel Specifications Summary

Qcells solar panels are widely recognised as the most durable and highest quality panels in Australia. The Q.PEAK DUO has been regarded as one of Australia’s best panels year after year by the industry.

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Q.PEAK DUO G10+ 415W Panel

  • 21.4% module efficiency
  • 22 KG
  • 25-yr product warranty
  • 25-yr perform warranty
  • 1879 x 1,045 x 32mm (L x W x H)
  • Black anodised aluminium frame
  • 3.2mm thermally pre-stressed glass with anti-reflection technology

Q. BOOST ML G2 415W Panel

  • 21.4% module efficiency
  • 22 KG
  • 20-yr product warranty
  • 25-yr performance warranty
  • 1879 x 1,045 x 32mm (L x W x H)
  • Black anodised aluminium frame
  • 3.2mm thermally pre-stressed glass with anti-reflection technology

Qcells Solar Panel Prices

The old adage you get what you pay for certainly rings true in the world of solar. Getting solar done right the first time without cutting corners means selecting the best quality panel for your needs, an installation by reputable installers, and a warranty that actually means something (more on this in our warranty section below).

The other factor you may want to consider is whether or not a smart solar system is right for you. A smart solar system ensures your solar power is working efficiently at all times and is earning you the best return on your investment. It does of course come at an extra cost so you’ll need to consider how that impacts your budget.

A good quality Qcells solar system can vary by many thousands of dollars depending on what panel and inverter you choose. As an example, a 6.6kW Qcells system starts at around $6,000, and up over $10,000 for a top of the range system.

For personalised pricing, request a callback from the Solaray Team. We can go through the various price points with you to ensure you get the information you need before deciding on a system.

Qcells Solar Panels Review

When reviewing solar panels and comparing which brand or panel out of the hundreds available is the best, it’s actually quite easy. At Solaray, we look at a combination of all the important criteria, including: 

  • Output or Yield
  • Efficiency  
  • Reliability 
  • Safety 
  • Warranty 
  • Cost 


We cover all of these criteria on this page, but let’s look at output, longevity and reliability in more depth, below:

Output or Yield 

Most customers purchase a solar power system with the intention of reducing their power bills, so why then do so many people pay a premium for top-of-the-range solar panels? 

Well, ultimately the most important feature of a solar panel is how much energy it produces over a long period of time. Industry data shows that top quality panels such as the Q.Peak Duo can deliver around 9 to 15% more energy per year, every year, for the life of the system, compared to a cheaper, similarly-specified panel.  

In addition, independent testing from organisations such as CHOICE and DVL GL, a global environmental quality company, consistently shows the top-performing panels deliver more energy and therefore more savings than the standard or ‘budget’ panels.

Longevity and Durability

The graph below shows just how important it is to choose a top-quality solar panel, and how it can save you tens of thousands of dollars over the life of the system:

Q Cells Solar Panel Performance and Savings

The graph above shows the LG NeON 2 Panels vs. Standard Panels. The total income up to this year and the kWh generated is comparatively doubled when purchasing LG NeON 2 panels.

 

Not all solar panels are built to the same standards, and many manufacturers simply don’t come close to the build quality of Qcells panels.

In Australia, we regularly see cheaper solar panels failing in as little as 3-5 years, right when you would expect to be seeing a return on your money. Reasons for failure typically are to do with poor manufacturing quality with the main issues for low performance including hot spots, corrosion, water ingress, failed bypass diodes, poor sealants, delamination and microcracks.

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Cyclone Wind Load Resistance

Qcells solar panels have a strong and durable frame. When it comes to wind forces (rear load) many solar panels are certified to 2400 Pascals. Qcells Q.BOOST panels are certified to 4000 Pa, which can handle the wind load of a 290 km per hour wind. 

Independent wind load tests were conducted in Darwin in 2018 and 2019 where panels with a Pa of 4000  resisted successfully wind loads as high as 350 km per hour. This testing demonstrates that Qcells panels are built to survive Australia’s harsh weather conditions.

Reliability 

Reliability is one of the most important criteria to consider when shopping in the market for solar panels. A good question to ask yourself, is, “Will the panels last as long as they’re meant to, and, how often do they fail?” 

At the end of the day, a solar system is only as reliable as its installer. A recent audit by the Australian National Audit Office, ANAO, found that one in six solar installations were sub-standard and additional reports showed that 30% of customers reported problems with their solar company.  

Even the Clean Energy Council found that an incredible one in five solar systems were deficient or defective. Worse, NSW Fire and Rescue put out 30 house fires in one three month period alone in 2020 – all caused by non-compliant solar installations. Even the best products installed poorly can fail to perform or worse, be a fire risk.  

Solaray Energy has tens of thousands of systems installed, and we still today service all of them. We’d like to say our track record speaks for itself, with hundreds of reviews on Trustpilot and a 4.9 star rating.  

Qcells Solar Panel Warranty

Extended Product Warranty Backed By The Largest Consumer Brand In Solar 

Qcells offer one of the most valuable solar panel warranties in the solar industry, with a 25-year warranty for the Q.Peak Duo G10+ panel, and a 20-year warranty for the Q.Boost G2 panel.

This parts and labour warranty is a full replacement warranty, meaning everything is covered in the case of a warranty claim including labour, shipping and the replacement panel(s). 

The warranty is provided by the Qcells subsidiary in Australia. Therefore, you will be dealing with the local Australia office for any warranty claims – not an overseas company. 

Qcells provides you with a 25-year manufacturer’s warranty on both the Q.Peak and the Q.Boost modules (parts and labour).

Qcells offers a transferable warranty, so if you sell your property, the warranty transfers to the new owner. 

Not All Solar Warranties are Created Equally 

Qcells Solar Panel warranty compares very favourably to the 10, 12, 15 or even 25-year manufacturer’s warranty offered by manufacturers who do not have the financial strength of a company like Hanwha Group, a Global Fortune 500 company. 

There is no value in a long warranty if the company backing it will not be around to honour it, and this is a very real risk – check out how many installers are no longer around:

This is only set to continue due to the nature of Chinese manufacturing and larger economic factors, but it’s bad enough already with an estimated 1 in 3 solar systems in Australia now unsupported. 

When you are buying a solar module from Qcells you are dealing with an international company that has the capacity and longevity to provide a reliable backup and makes their warranties count. 

25-Year Power Output Guarantee 

As well as the product warranty, Qcells solar panels come with a 25-year power output guarantee. 

Q.Peak solar panels include a 25 Year Limited Warranty for Power Output. In this warranty, Qcells firstly guarantees that for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase the actual power output of the module will be no less than 98% of the labelled power output. This is much less energy loss than the Industry standard. 

 Also, from the second year, the actual power output will decline annually by no more than 0.5% for a period of the remaining 24 years. By year 25 Qcells panels are warrantied to still supply at least 86% of their original performance. Again this is less loss than standard solar panels. Of course, with cheap Chinese panels, the loss can be very rapid.

In 2015, the Federal Environment Minister requested an urgent review of panel quality with cheaper panels lasting only five to seven years despite government rebate support being based on an average panel life of 15 years. 

Are Qcells Solar Panels Really The Best In Australia?

Are you considering pairing your Qcells solar panels with a micro-inverter and battery? 

With so many options on the market, what do we think is the best of the best? Solaray only works with the best products available to maximise output, reliability and longevity. We currently have a number of the industry’s best solar panels available for installation, including both Qcells and REC Solar. Talk to the Solaray Team today to find out which panel will be the right fit for your household.

Picking The Best Qcells Solar Panel Installer

Picture this: A few months after your shiny new solar system is installed, you notice a few of your panels aren’t performing as they should, but not to worry, you remember your solar system came with a 25-year warranty.

So you dial the number of your installer, but nobody picks up. It turns out the company has gone out of business. The peace of mind that came with getting a solar system backed by a warranty turns into frustration as you realise you have been left high and dry.

All of a sudden that amazing almost too-good-to-be-true solar deal… isn’t the deal you thought it was.

Solar power is an amazing technology and incredibly efficient when installed by qualified and experienced installers – not cowboys looking to make a quick buck.

There’s a reason Solaray is recognised as the best solar installer In Australia and has been awarded Installer of the Year 5 years running by Enphase – a global leader in the solar industry. Solaray customers love our hassle-free & professional installation with full service and technical support.

Here’s why customers love buying solar from Solaray:

  1. No high-pressure sales, just great advice. Our experts will provide you with all the information you need to find the perfect system for your home or business.
  2. Talk with real people on your terms. Whether you prefer a phone call, a home visit or an email, we are here to help.
  3. High-quality products. Solaray only works with the best products available to maximise output, reliability and longevity.
  4. Solar that looks as good as it performs. Scroll down to see some of our install pics – from neat cabling to perfect rows of panels, we want your solar system to look amazing
  5. Industry-leading install standards. In over 10 years we have never had to remove or replace a system because it wasn’t working.
  6. Fast & friendly customer support. Our support team is local (no call centres) and the best in the business. All Solaray installations come with full technical support and warranty service. In the unlikely event that there is a problem – we always fix it. This level of service is something almost no other solar installer offers and it is why we are awarded by the world’s leading solar companies as the best installer in Australia, year after year.
  7. All of this at the most competitive pricing available in the industry

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I buy Qcells solar panels?  

The Australian market is extremely fractured and solar companies come and go because it’s a booming market and it’s a way to get rich quick. Did you know, that there have been over 750 solar installation companies that have had a change in trading conditions, gone into liquidation or simply stopped trading since 2011? (Source: LG Energy).  

Unfortunately for the vast majority of them, if something goes wrong with the system customers have no support and no warranty.   

Trying to make sense of solar is difficult. However, buying solar is not just about the price, it’s about ensuring it works, and that it is safe for decades. Solaray Energy is an award-winning solar installer, and we have been installing solar and batteries longer than just about any other retailer in Australia. That means, we know what works and we know how to make it work. 

Chat to our friendly team today, we’ll provide you with: 

  • Good advice 
  • Clear communication 
  • Highly competitive pricing 
  • Great service  
  • No high-pressure sales tactics.  

Why is having an Australian based office location important? 

The office location of the manufacturer is extremely important. Relying on your solar installer is not always an option, with over 750 solar installation companies having gone out of business since 2011.

So, what happens when something goes wrong? Products fail every now and then (less so with the good ones), and mistakes do happen. With Qcells Solar, you won’t be left trying to contact a Chinese office to claim your warranty. So, make sure you ask questions like: 

  • Who do I call if there’s an issue? 
  • Is it just the general number? 
  • Do you have dedicated support staff? 
  • Do you use call centres? And if you do, where are they physically located 

Are Qcells solar panels worth it? 

Did you know that solar systems are meant to last for around 30 years? This means you get the maximum financial benefit and the maximum environmental impact. 

Unfortunately, many of the solar systems being sold today are lucky to last 5 years. Not all solar panels are created equal. That’s why choosing “the best” or a “good” solar panel is worth both the time and the extra money it costs now to save much more down the track later.  

Out of the hundreds of panels available in the market, we simply look at criteria including output, efficiency, reliability, safety, warranty and cost.

We strongly believe Qcells Solar makes some of the best panels available in Australia alongside companies such as REC Solar. If you are looking for high quality, reliable panels, many Australian customers would agree that Qcells panels are a wise investment.  

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Do you still have questions?

Request a call to get the information you need before installing a solar power system for your home or business – without the sales pressure. We are here to help.

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