Hanwha SolarOne to supply modules for 11.5 MW UK PV project


Global PV manufacturer and module supplier Hanwha SolarOne has announced that it will supply 11.5 MW of its 72-cell module HSL-72 to a new solar project in the English county of Norfolk, U.K.

The modules will be installed by Ikaros Solar Belgium NV, and are scheduled for delivery throughout January and February, with the solar park scheduled for grid connection by the end of March.

The Belgium-based project planner and wholesaler operates in both rooftop and utility-scale PV installations, and has previously collaborated with Hanwha SolarOne on a range of solar projects.

"In Hanwha SolarOne we have found a partner that can ensure both high quality and financial stability," said Ikaros Solar’s CEO, Yves Devis. "The PV modules from Hanwha SolarOne have demonstrated high performance and durability in our past projects. With the improved features of the new HSL-module series providing further benefits, Hanwha SolarOne was a natural choice for our latest large-scale project."

Hanwha SolarOne’s director of sales for France and Benelux, Laurent Bodin, said that the project was an indication of the strong, long-term ties between the two companies, adding that there is a strong possibility of future collaboration throughout northwest Europe. "The partnership is based on mutual respect between two reliable companies that share the highest quality requirements. We look forward to contributing to more successful Ikaros projects in the future."