A 100 kW Q.FLAT-G4 photovoltaic flat-roof system has been installed on the roof of the fire protection company Nagel GmbH in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany. The flat-roof solution Q.FLAT-G4 combines Q CELLS solar modules with a customized substructure. The system consists of 356 Q.PLUS-G4 solar modules with 280 Wp and Q.ANTUM technology. With a performance ratio of 86%, the system is designed to produce more than 80,000 kWh of clean energy per year and reduce CO2 emissions by 500 kg, according to Hanwha Q CELLS.
Roeder Solar GmbH, headquartered in Halle, Germany, planned and installed the system with east-west orientation. The company is a Q.PARTNER, a company within the Hanwha Q CELLS installer network.
The Hanwha Q CELLS system solution Q.FLAT-G4 forms the basis for the system in Bitterfeld-Wolfen. According to the company, Q.FLAT-G4 is optimized specifically for the use of high-performance modules of the Q CELLS brand and is only compatible with Q CELLS modules. The company says a major advantage of Q.FLAT-G4 is the quick and easy, but safe, installation, which does not require any penetration of the roof structure. The system produces nearly the same amount of energy, regardless of its orientation, which helps allow maximum use of the roof surface.
Hanwha Q CELLS first presented Q.FLAT-G4 at the Intersolar Europe show in June and says the solution is available with planning, documentation, delivery and installation by a certified Q.PARTNER company.
Dirk Musold, managing director of Röder Solar GmbH, says, “With the Q CELLS ROOFTOP PLANNER, system planning and documentation is quick and easy – just like the installation itself, which only requires one type of tool.”
Mario Schulte, key account Manager at Hanwha Q CELLS, adds, “We are delighted about successfully completing the first Q.FLAT-G4 project in Germany. In general, it makes a lot of sense for industrial and commercial businesses to switch their energy consumption to self-produced solar energy. This way, they save money in the long term while also becoming more sustainable. Q.FLAT-G4 is the ideal solution for this purpose.”