This data reflects what has been a strong 12 months for Hanwha Q Cells in the dynamic Polish solar market. Having sold only 7 MW of solar modules in 2017, Hanwha Q Cells is on course to surpass 55 MW of module sales in 2018 – a figure that represents almost 50% of the expected 120 MW overall Polish PV capacity growth for 2018.
Building towards an even brighter 2019
The trajectory of the Polish solar market has fluctuated in the past few years, with encouraging periods of growth followed by unexpected downturns. In 2017, the market added 80 MW of capacity – which represented relatively encouraging performance for the PV sector given the nation’s appetite for coal power.
This year, experts at renewable energy platform Gramwzielone predict that Poland will install approximately 120 MW of new PV capacity – of which nearly 55 MW will be comprised of Hanwha Q Cells’ solar modules. The Globenergia data revealed that, of the seven best-selling modules in Poland in 2018, Hanwha Q Cells’ Q.PEAK-G4.1 module was the most popular and was also the only monocrystalline solar panel in the top seven.
The popularity of the Q.PEAK-G4.1 lies in its competitive price point and superior power output, which is based on Hanwha Q Cells’ proprietary Q.ANTUM technology that delivers superior anti-light-induced degradation (LID) and anti-light and elevated temperature-induced degradation (anti-LeTID) performance.
Furthermore, not only is the Q.PEAK-G4.1 module available in power classes up to 310 Wp, but it also has a 12-year product warranty and 25-year linear performance warranty backed by one of the most bankable solar companies in the market. Hanwha Q Cells is a Tier-1* manufacturer of solar cells and modules, and boasts one of the largest PERC cell production capacities in the globe.
It is this mark of quality and peace of mind that has proven so attractive to a growing number of Polish solar developers, believes Szymon Kurjanski, Area Sales Manager of Poland at Hanwha Q Cells: “It is a great honor to be recognized as the most popular producer of solar modules in Poland this year. The Polish solar market has scaled rapidly in 2018, and we are proud to have risen to a position as market leader in what promises to be an even more dynamic market in 2019.
“After a few years of difficult growth, the Polish solar market is maturing nicely, with end-customers and installers now eager to ensure that the solar components they buy are competitive not just in terms of price but also performance – and this means that Hanwha Q Cells is increasingly the best option for them.”
*As recognized in “Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) PV Module Maker Tier 1 List, 4Q 2018,” published in November 2018