The household energy storage solution called Q.HOME aims to tap into the domestic market and marks the next step in Q CELLS’ evolution to better service every day consumers. Set for release in the Australian market early next year, the system includes a photovoltaic (PV) module, hybrid inverter and battery with a built-in home energy management system (HEMS), with the primary purpose of reducing high energy bills and relieving homeowners of the economic burden of power bills.
“We have noticed a gap in the market for a bundled solar system solution that guarantees efficient product performance and lower costs. With Q.HOME, we hope to put solar energy in the hands of our customers with an easy to use home energy management system,” said Hanwha Q CELLS Australia’s Managing Director Patrick Duignan.
The system can be paired with any module available from the Q CELLS product range, including the latest residential solar module Q.PEAK DUO-G5 which has 10 per cent more power than comparable residential solar modules on the market. This is due to Q CELLS’ Q.ANTUM DUO technology which is based on Q.ANTUM – the world’s most mature PERC (Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell) technology.
The module is made to suit any sized home, but is particularly relevant for the residential market in Australia, where consumers living in major inner cities or smaller homes have been experiencing difficulties to produce enough electricity on limited roof spaces.
With three quarters of Australians admitting they expect household battery storage to be the new normal within 10 years1, the debate over energy prices and clean energy has driven consumers to look for ways to take power bills into their own hands.
The Q.HOME prototype and Q.PEAK DUO-G5 will be exhibited at the upcoming All-Energy Exhibition & Conference at Melbourne Convention Centre on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 October 2017.
- Q.HOME will have a 5.0-kilowatt power output and can store up to 14.4 kilowatt hours of electricity. The national average household requires 5,250 kilowatt hours of electricity to meet the household’s yearly energy needs2.
- The Q.HOME’s HEMS will be able to monitor and predict household usage patterns and solar energy production, with an interactive mobile app providing real-time information on solar power generation, load consumption and grid electricity status.1 Energy Storage: Poll of Australians August 2017 commissioned by the Climate Council of Australia conducted by Rechtel.
2 Source: Clean Energy Council Renewable Energy Database, NEM Watch, Australian Energy Statistics 2016, REC Registry, SunWiz, AEMO, AEMC.
About Q.PEAK DUO-G5
- Q.PEAK DUO-G5 generates up to 330 Wp from a standard sized solar module. It is the ideal choice for customers with limited roof space because it maximizes energy yields even on smaller surface areas.
- The module is protected from various degradation effects including UV light (LID) and high temperatures (LeTID). Hot-Spot protect, TRA.Q laser marking and the thorough Q CELLS quality testing scheme also means that Q.PEAK DUO-G5 ensures higher electricity generation and lower electricity costs for 25 years or longer.
- It also includes the option of a black-coloured variant, Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G5, providing a sophisticated appearance and ensuring homeowners can install solar modules that doesn’t interfere with the aesthetics of the home.