THE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER OF YOUR CAR IS ITS FINGERPRINT.
TRA.Q™ IS THE IDENTIFICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR SOLAR CELLS
Every solar cell from Hanwha Q CELLS has its own unique code. Every photovoltaic cell is thus traceable and guaranteed to be the real thing.
The Tra.Q™ code contains information about the place and date of production. This makes it possible to trace certain production conditions for each solar cell.
When you buy fruit at the market you have the right to know where it was grown. We think this same principle should apply to solar cells and modules. You can feel se- cure knowing that you have bought a genuine Hanwha Q CELLS product – and this also makes it possible for us to both keep an eye on and optimize our production processes. Traceable Quality (Tra.Q™) enables us to completely trace the entire manufacturing process for each individual solar cell – this includes the serial number, the date and location of production and even which material charge was used to make the cell. We can thus better analyze errors and even improvements as they arise and integrate them into our development process.
Solar cells are the heart of any PV facility. There are now hundreds of solar cell manufacturers – including brand-name companies – whose cells are made all over the world, and, unfortunately, product piracy has also hit the photovoltaic industry. How can you know exactly whose heart is actually beating in your module? We know for sure what’s in ours and we can prove it beyond a doubt. Q CELLS solar cells that carry the Tra.Q™ label can be clearly identified. This ensures transparency and means you can count on secure yields thanks to Hanwha Q CELLS.
With Tra.Q™ every wafer is labeled with a unique code. Thanks to specially-developed laser technology, the wafer isn’t damaged in this process. The code can then later be read with a special device. Tra.Q™ is like a fingerprint for a solar cell. At the moment, Hanwha Q CELLS is the only solar cell manufacturer to offer the patented Tra.Q™ labeling technology. And, by the way, we only use cells that we manufacture ourselves for our Q CELLS modules.