Hanwha Q CELLS Completes 13.3 MW Solar Power Plant in Portugal
- - PV power plant supplying clean energy to 5,475 households
- - Hanwha Q CELLS acts as EPC and supplied 51,000 Q.PRO-G3 modules
[Montijo, Portugal / Thalheim, Germany, 12 August, 2014] Europe´s largest provider of photovoltaic solutions, Hanwha Q CELLS, announced today that it has completed its first solar park in Portugal as engineering, procurement and construction provider (EPC). The installation in the municipality of Montijo (South-East of Lisbon) features around 51,000 of Q CELLS Q.PRO-G3 modules. The power plant has been fully connected to the grid in May 2014. The 13.3 MWp plant is expected to provide clean energy to some 5,475 local households with an average consumption of 4,000 kWh per year.
Hanwha Q CELLS has built the plant within five weeks, with an additional time for connecting it to the grid and completing all test runs.
Since 2009, Hanwha Q CELLS´ EPC team has reduced the construction time for one MWp from 3.9 days to less than a day. The fast construction as well as the successive connection to the grid thanks to modular power plant construction significantly reduce costs, ensure earliest possible yields and thus enable
a quick return on investment (ROI).
Hanwha Q CELLS demonstrates advantages as provider of complete Power Plant Solutions
Hanwha Q CELLS has installed more than 600 MW of solar power plants with outputs over 1 MWp since 2007. As one of only a few players, Hanwha Q CELLS offers all development as well as planning and construction work from one source and provides financial stability as part of the Korean Top-Ten and Global FORTUNE 500 company Hanwha Group. The PV farm is yet another proof point for the company´s growing global footprint, especially highlighting its expertise as an EPC.
“The PV system in Portugal proves Hanwha Q CELLS´ expertise as full-service-provider regarding the development and EPC of PV power plants,” said Frank Danielzik, Vice President Development/Sales & EPC at Hanwha Q CELLS. “Investors in PV projects are looking for reliable contractors offering top-quality modules, excellent services and strong financial stability to guarantee their project´s successful realization as well as long-term operation.”
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- Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH
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- 06766 Bitterfeld-Wolfen (OT Thalheim), Germany
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- Hee Cheul Kim (CEO), Kye Chun Son (CFO),
- Dr. Andreas v. Zitzewitz (COO), Koo Yung Lee (CCO)
Hanwha Q CELLS
Hanwha Q CELLS is a total solar power solution provider with the world’s largest cell production capacity. Our business scope ranges from the midstream of ingots, to wafers, cells, and modules, to downstream solar solutions for residential, commercial buildings, and solar power plants. Our full spectrum of products creates synergy with Hanwha Chemical’s polysilicon business. This completes the total vertical integration of Hanwha’s solar businesses.
For more information, visit: www.hanwha-qcells.com
Hanwha Group, founded in 1952, is one of the Top-Ten business enterprises in South Korea
and a “FORTUNE Global 500” company. Hanwha Group has 56 domestic affiliates and 226 global networks in three major sectors: manufacturing and construction, finance, and services and leisure.
With more than 60 years track record of industrial leadership, Hanwha’s manufacturing and construction businesses encompass a broad range of fields from chemicals & materials, aerospace & mechatronics, total solar energy solutions, and global construction. The finance network, covering insurance, asset management and securities, is the second largest non-bank financial group in South Korea. The services and leisure sector offers premium lifestyle services with retail and resort businesses.
For more information, visit: www.hanwha.com