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

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

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