Hanwha Q CELLS supplies 26.2 MW Sunny Fukushima PV plant

Hanwha Q CELLS will supply the 26.2 MW Sunny Solar Fukushima Central Plant, one of the biggest solar power plant construction projects in Japan, with 105,000 solar modules.

The group’s Japanese division, Hanwha Q CELLS Japan, is partnering with Japanese health food company Sunny Health, which will manage the plant, and JFE Engineering Corporation, which is overseeing engineering and construction services on the project.

Solar plant to provide power to 8,000 homes in Fukushima area

The companies are building the Sunny Solar Fukushima plant on the site of a golf course abandoned after the 2011 earthquake. Some 105,000 of Q CELLS leading Q.PRO-G3 solar modules will be used in the project, generating 26.2 MWp of electricity. The solar power plant is expected to supply around 8,000 homes in the area with stable power. Construction of the array is scheduled to be completed in March 2015. Hanwha Q CELLS described the project as "a benchmark of successful natural energy generation in Japan."

Jongseo Kim, managing director of Hanwha Q CELLS Japan, said: "We are very proud to contribute to this leading example of energy transition in Japan, especially since it is located in the region that was hit so severely by the tragic events of 11 March 2011."

Hanwha Q CELLS CEO Charles Kim added: "Hanwha is dedicated to make solar the most reliable source of energy on earth and the 2011 events of Fukushima sadly remind us how important it is to succeed in this venture. Powering the Sunny Solar Fukushima Central Plant, and thus Fukushima region, with clean energy from our Q CELLS solar modules is very special and a great honor for us."