Hanwha Q CELLS ready to equip solar tenders in France with high power and low carbon footprint solar modules


Certisolis has certified that solar modules of the company´s Q CELLS brand have a very low carbon footprint and fulfill all criteria for CRE3 and CRE4 tenders in France. To receive the certificate, Q CELLS modules were tested along the entire life cycle and reached outstanding results against the criteria of the French Energy Regulation Commission (CRE).

Maengyoon Kim, Head of EU Sales commented: “The Certisolis certificate makes Q CELLS a favorable choice for project developers and EPC´s in France. For tenders, they can now benefit from excellent performance and quality “Engineered in Germany”, strong bankability and a very low carbon footprint. This combination is only available at Q CELLS.”

Hanwha Q CELLS: Growing market share in France and Europe The certificate in France opens way for Hanwha Q CELLS to gain additional market share in France and reach its ambitious growth targets in the European solar markets. The company has been significantly expanding its international production capacity over the last two years to now 5.7 GW and planned 6.8 GW by Q4 of 2017. This enables Hanwha Q CELLS to deliver growing quantities of their high performance and high quality Q CELLS solar modules to customers in the EU. Maengyoon Kim said: “We are aiming for market leadership in all relevant European solar markets within this and the next year.”

Q.ANTUM makes the difference

Mono- and multicrystalline Q CELLS products reach their high performance and low LCOE thanks to the company´s proprietary Q.ANTUM technology. It is based on rear surface passivation of the solar cell (PERC), in which sunlight is reflected from the rear surface back into the cell, where it can be transformed into more electricity. In addition, Q.ANTUM comprises a number of other technological features, like an outstanding protection from common degradation effects such as PID, LID and LeTID. Together, they result in solar modules with significantly more power in a variety of conditions, including low-light and high temperatures. Q.ANTUM is arguably the most mature PERC-based technology in photovoltaic industry. This is backed by the over 4.5 gigawatts of Q.ANTUM solar cells mass-produced since 2012.