We are defining a new example of corporate giving in the area of environmental sustainability
by donating solar energy generation facilities to our communities.
- Happy Sunshine
- Through Happy Sunshine campaign, Hanwha has donated power generation systems to communities. 118 systems have been installed since 2011 and over the next ten years, Hanwha plans to donate more than 500 additional ones in Korea. Hanwha expanded the Happy Sunshine program overseas, installing in December 2013, a 30kW rooftop solar system in an elementary school in Hubei, China, and installing another 30kW in an elementary school in Qinghai. In 2015, Hanwha donated and installed a 30kW roof top solar system to Xiegouxiang Hope School located in Datong, Qinghai Province, China. Through these efforts, Hanwha hopes to make a valuable contribution to create a warm society and add energy to life.
- Helping the Fight against Desertification
- In collaboration with the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, Hanwha donated a solar power plant, providing power to a 3,200㎡ tree nursery for reforestation of the Mu Us Desert. Hanwha also planted 230,000 trees in the Nature Conservation Area in Tujiin Nars, Selenge, Mongolia to create the first Hanwha Solar Forest in 2012. In September 2013, the second Hanwha Solar Forest was built in the Mu Us Desert in Lingwu City, China.
The third and the fourth Solar Forest were created in an elementary school in 2014 in Seoul, Korea and in 2015 in Ningxia, China respectively. Hanwha is making a lot of efforts in addressing climate change and environmental problems, and hopefully, Hanwha’s anti-desertification efforts contribute to build a green and bright future for the next generation.
- Operating an Eco-Friendly Aquarium
- Hanwha opened Hanwha Aqua Planet Yeosu during Expo 2012 in Yeosu, Korea. Open year round, Hanwha Aqua Planet Yeosu has raised the public’s awareness of the positive impact of solar energy by operating a solar power system installed on its roof to supply clean power for the aquatic support system at the facility.
- Solar Panels Donated to the City of Davos
- The World Economic Forum, held annually in Davos, Switzerland, addresses key issues facing
the world such as environmental sustainability. The PV modules donated to the City of Davos
by Hanwha Q CELLS have a capacity of 340KW, equivalent to reducing 20 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
- Solar Education for the Public
- Hanwha offers solar energy classes on a quarterly basis with the Korean Federation for Environmental Movement. The goal is to teach the need for eco-friendly renewable energy,
the fundamentals of solar power, and ways to install solar panels.
Hanwha chemical also visited elementary schools and social welfare centers and offers opportunities to assemble solar powered cars to 1,800 children from 26 elementary schools
and 4 institutions.
- Supporting Earthquake Relief
- Hanwha also participated in the relief efforts after the earthquake that struck Japan in 2011
by donating emergency aid supplies and construction materials and installing 12KW solar power systems at a number of schools in the area, including the Taneichi kindergarten school