Hanwha Q Cells unveils flat roof and storage solution for Europe’s C&I and home markets

Hanwha Q Cells, the Tier-1 South Korean solar company, has today launched two new products designed specifically for the European PV market.

Its Q.Flat-G4 product comprises Q.ANTUM based solar modules and a triangular mounting structure that has been designed for installation on flat roof spaces. The design aims to lower installation costs and maximize energy yield on even the tightest and least optimum commercial and industrial (C&I) roof space, claims Hanwha Q Cells.

Also being introduced to the European market today is the firm’s Q.Home+ESS-G1, which comprises a storage solution, PV inverter, battery inverter and web+mobile monitoring software. The Korean firm has teamed up with fellow Korean giant Samsung, which will supply its lithium-ion battery as part of the package.

The storage solution from Hanwha Q Cells is modular, designed to meet the varying energy needs of typical European households. The system is available in capacities of 2.6 kWh, 5.5 kWh and 8 kWh, and is available for homeowners with or without an existing Q CELLS solar system.

All solar module technology offered to European customers is from the Q.ANTUM range, which is based on PERC cell technology offering higher efficiencies and protection against LID and LeTID.

“European solar customers are looking for high performance and high quality from a stable and highly bankable partner,” said Hanwha Q Cells head of EU sales Maengyoon Kim. “Our solar module portfolio based on Q.ANTUM technology delivers just that. The customer also requires individual solutions; that’s why we have now added a new PV solution range for the C&I segment as well as for homeowners.”

Hanwha Q Cells also confirmed that it is now CRE3 and CRE4 Certolis certified in France, which will enable the firm to participate in utility-scale and CRE4-2 rooftop tenders in the country. France is poised to be one of Europe’s largest solar markets in 2017 and for the next few years.