Hanwha Q CELLS Powers the World Economic Forum in Davos with Clean Energy
  • - First section of 340 kWp PV installation on the rooftop of the Davos Congress Center completed
  • - Around 640 Q.PEAK 275 Wp PV modules donated by Hanwha Q CELLS
  • - Sponsorship underlines Hanwha´s dedication to making the world more sustainable through advancing solar energy
Hanwha Q CELLS Powers the World Economic Forum in Davos with Clean Energy

[Thalheim, Germany, 20 January, 2014] Hanwha Q CELLS supports the “Greener Davos” initiative by the municipality of Davos and the World Economic Forum by sponsoring its high efficiency Q.PEAK 275 Wp modules for a 340 kWp PV solar system on the rooftop of the Davos Congress Center and the adjoining swimming pool “eau-lá-lá”. The installation of the system’s first section, consisting of around 640 modules with a maximum output of 175 kWp, has now been completed on the rooftop of the Davos Congress Center.

Alois Zwinggi, Managing Director of the World Economic Forum said: “The Q CELLS modules will help us lower the environmental impact of the annual meeting by creating enough energy to save more than
10 tons of CO2 emissions each year – a great step towards a carbon neutral future.”

Hanwha: Promoting solar energy as the most reliable energy source on earth

The sponsoring project underlines the dedication of Hanwha Q CELLS´ parent company and Korean Top-Ten business enterprise Hanwha Group to making our world more sustainable and addressing the combined challenges of a dynamic economy, climate change and the depletion
of our worldwide energy resources.

“Davos and the World Economic Forum are the preeminent stages for advancing sustainability issues among the world’s business, political and academic leaders”, says Ki-Joon Hong, vice chairman and chief executive of Hanwha Chemical, representing Hanwha Group. “The solar system on the rooftop of the Davos Congress Center demonstrates sustainability in action and underlines Hanwha´s commitment
to promoting solar energy as the most reliable energy source on earth.”

“Hanwha supports our effort for a “Greener Davos”. This generous sponsorship helps Davos to continue practising a sustainable and result-oriented energy policy”, said Tarzisius Caviezel, Mayor of Davos.

640 solar modules installed and connected to the grid in only two days

The project was planned and implemented by EPC Amstein + Walthert AG, who began work in January 2013 when the municipality of Davos and the World Economic Forum decided to take another step towards a “Greener Davos”. The installation of the modules was completed just before the first snowfall in November 2013. Right after the Q CELLS modules had been delivered, a helicopter took them to the rooftop of the Davos Congress Center and within another two days all modules had been installed and wired to the grid. The second section of the 340 kWp PV system will be installed on the rooftop
of the Davos indoor swimming pool “eau-lá-lá”.

Charles Kim, CEO of Hanwha Q CELLS said: “Powering the Davos Congress Center and the World Economic Forum with clean energy is a privilege and a great chance to underline the superior performance and quality of Q CELLS photovoltaic solutions.”

For more information:

Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH
Sonnenallee 17-21 06766
Bitterfeld-Wolfen (OT Thalheim), Germany

Jochen Endle, Robert Reinsch
Corporate Communications
Site: www.q-cells.com/en
Tel: +49 (0)3494 6699 10121
Email: presse@q-cells.com

Hanwha Q CELLS

In February 2015 Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:HQCL) emerged as a new global solar power leader from combining two of the world´s most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers, Hanwha SolarOne and Hanwha Q CELLS. The combined company is listed on NASDAQ under the trading symbol of HQCL.
It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, (Global Executive Headquarters) and Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation Headquarters) and is the world’s largest solar cell manufacturer as well as one of the largest photovoltaic module manufacturers. Due to its diverse international footprint including facilities in China, Malaysia, and South Korea, Hanwha Q CELLS is in a unique position to flexibly address all global markets, even ones with import tariffs, such as the United States and the European Union. Based on its well respected “Engineered in Germany” technology, innovation and quality,
Hanwha Q CELLS offers the full spectrum of photovoltaic products, applications and solutions, from modules to kits to systems to large scale solar power plants. Through its growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East, the company provides excellent services and long-term partnership to its customers in the utility, commercial, government and residential markets. Hanwha Q CELLS is a flagship company of Hanwha Group,
a FORTUNE Global 500 firm and a Top-Ten business enterprise in South Korea.

For more information, visit: investors.hanwha-qcells.com

Hanwha Group

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

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