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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.
Since its foray into the solar energy business in 2010, the Hanwha Group has built Hanwha Q CELLS into the world's leading capacity. We currently have cell and module production networks in China, Malaysia, and South Korea. Despite the strong growth, we continue to invest in R&D and manufacturing innovation to stay a step ahead of the growing worldwide demand. The Jincheon Plant in South Korea, built in 2016, can produce more than 1 GW of Q.ANTUM cells – the world's most efficient cells, annually. Our Q.ANTUM technology is based on PERC cell technology, providing mono-crystalline efficiency for even multicrystalline module cells. The latest Q.ANTUM module, Q.PLUS, won the Module Manufacturing Innovation award at Solar Industry Awards 2015 in Hamburg, Germany.
More recently in 2017, our steel frame module won the Top Innovation Award and the Array Changing Technology Award from PV Magazine. It also received the Intersolar Award 2017 in Germany.
Our technology infrastructure enables differentiated technology innovation. Our base solar R&D work is done in Thalheim, Germany but R&D network spans China, Malaysia, and South Korea. Our R&D centers all receive Hanwha's continuous support and investments to develop solar technology including anti-PID, hot spot protection, and more.
With its cutting-edge technology and economies of size, Hanwha Q CELLS is capitalizing on the growing demand for solar power around the world. In 2013, we signed a contract to deliver 82MW of modules to Marubeni, the largest solar power plant in Japan. We also completed the construction of a 5MW solar plant in Kalaeloa Renewable Energy Park in Ohau, Hawaii.
In 2014, we entered the rooftop solar power equipment market in Japan and Europe and large-scale power plant markets in the US, Thailand, Chile, and Latin America. In the same year, we secured a series of large solar projects across Europe—in the UK, France, and other countries. Solar project contracts in Japan helped us achieve top international market share in 2016 and the status as a key worldwide player. In 2015, we partnered with US-based NextEra to provide 1.5 GW of modules, accelerating our entry into one of the world's largest solar markets. And by 2016, we earned the No. 1 market share in the US, Korea, Australia, and Turkey.
Hanwha Q CELLS is securing its global leadership in the solar power industry through long-term growth and expertise—this is part of our strategy to optimize for the needs and policies of worldwide energy markets.
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Hanwha's businesses span chemicals & materials, aerospace & mechatronics, solar energy, finance,
leisure & lifestyle, and construction. Through the integration of our growing number of affiliate enterprises worldwide, we are harnessing the power of sustainable, quality growth to continually increase the value we bring to our customers.
- Hanwha Advanced Materials Founded in 1965, Hanwha Advanced Materials defines its vision as "A high-tech materials company that protects the values of humanity and the environment." With our innovative line of products and technologies, we are operating businesses in the areas of lightweight composite materials and thermoformable components for automobiles, highly efficient advanced film for solar energy, and high-performance coating films for mobile phones and display. We also have developed local production and R&D networks in South Korea, the US, Europe, and China. Our global sales continue to rise.
- Hanwha Chemical Established in 1965, Hanwha Chemical is a comprehensive chemical company with streamlined production systems for polyethylene (PE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and chlor-alkali (CA). As South Korea's leading petrochemical company, we are highly influential in the nation's chemical industry, producing high-quality PVC, CA, and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) at competitive prices.