Hanwha Q CELLS and Voltalia Offer Clean Energy to 2,600 Households in the South of France

  • 4.483 MWp PV power plant in Le Castellet features 16.918 Q CELLS Q.PEAK G2 modules
  • ‘Engineered in Germany’ modules with low carbon footprint

[03 December, 2013] A new PV power plant with Q CELLS PV modules provides energy for approximately 2,600 households in Le Castellet, which is located in the South of France. The plant has already been connected to the grid and was realized by experienced EPC Voltalia. The EPC chose the Q CELLS Q.PEAK G2 265 Wp modules due to their high performance and efficiency as well as their top quality. Additional benefits such as the modules being manufactured in the EU and engineered in Germany made the decision in favour of Q CELLS easy.

“We decided to deploy the Q CELLS Q.PEAK G2 modules for various reasons, including their high efficiency, premium quality and the fact that they have a low carbon footprint, which was guaranteed by being engineered and produced in Germany” said Ludovic Fort, Chief Operating Officer, Voltalia. “I want to add that Voltalia and Hanwha Q CELLS have worked closely together to successfully deliver all the panels in an expeditious way allowing “Le Parc Solaire du Castellet” to be the first solar power plant commissioned in France amongst all the projects awarded at the 2012 auction process issued by the French Energy Regulation Commission (CRE)”.

Voltalia installed the Q CELLS modules between the end of May and the beginning of July 2013 after ground preparations. Once the installation was finalized, it was connected to the grid and now supplies Le Castellet households with solar energy. Hanwha Q CELLS positioned itself as a reliable, trustworthy partner for sustainable, high-quality PV projects in Europe and beyond.

“The collaboration with Voltalia was excellent and extremely professional,” said Stephan Maurel, Director Cells & Modules, Q CELLS France. “Providing approximately 2,600 4-people-households with clean energy is a great achievement, which we are proud to be a part of. In addition, our high-performance Q.PEAK G2 modules ensure that the installation at Le Castellet will be able to supply solar energy to the grid for a long time.”

For more information:

Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH
Sonnenallee 17-21 06766 Bitterfeld
-Wolfen (OT Thalheim), Germany
Site: www.q-cells.com/en
Tel: (Corporate) +49 (0)3494 6699 0 / (Press) +49 (0)3494 6699 10121
Email: presse@q-cells.com

Hanwha Q CELLS

Hanwha Q CELLS is a renowned total energy solutions provider for solar cell and module, energy storage, downstream project business and energy retail. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ) and Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ) with its diverse international manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Malaysia, China, and South Korea. Through its growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East, Hanwha Q CELLS provides excellent products and services and long-term partnerships to its customers in the utility, commercial, governmental and residential markets.

For more information, visit: www.q-cells.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 more than 85 domestic affiliates and over 380 global networks in three major sectors: manufacturing and construction, finance, and services and leisure. With more than 65 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


Voltalia is a renewable electricity producer present in France, Greece, Brazil and French Guiana. Founded in 2005, the company develops, builds, operates and owns power stations with a multi-energy approach, relying on the most suitable source for each project: wind, solar, hydraulic, biomass. VOLTALIA is based on a model which combines energy performance, sustainable development and entrepreneurship.

For more information, visit: www.voltalia.com

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