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Hanwha Q CELLS Earns Top Performer Recognition in 2019 PV Module Reliability Scorecard Published by PVEL and DNV GL

June 26, 2019
  • Hanwha Q CELLS’ Q.PEAK DUO high performance module series was selected as a Top Performer by PVEL and DNV GL, marking the fourth year in a row in which Hanwha Q CELLS has attained Top Performer status
DNV-GL-PVEL PV Module Reliability Scorecard Names Hanwha Q CELLS as Top Performer for Four Consecutive Years

PVEL presents Hanwha Q CELLS with its fourth consecutive award for being a Top Performer in the solar industry

Hanwha Q CELLS, one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, has been recognized as a Top Performer in the 2019 PV Module Reliability Scorecard, published by PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) in partnership with DNV GL. This is the fourth year in a row that Hanwha Q CELLS has been selected for this accolade.

PVEL is one of the world’s leading reliability and performance testing laboratories in the solar industry. As an independent laboratory, PVEL tests PV modules from leading solar manufacturers annually, and publishes the PV Module Reliability Scorecard based on these test results every year. The PV Module Reliability Scorecard is recognized as one of the most comprehensive publicly available PV module reliability test results comparisons. The title of Top Performer, which is granted to high-ranked companies, is accepted throughout the industry as a reliable mark of high product quality and reliability.

This year, Hanwha Q CELLS earned the Top Performer recognition with its Q.PEAK DUO series of high-performance monocrystalline half-cell modules. The Q.PEAK DUO series of modules are manufactured using the Company’s patent-protected, unique passivation technology, which is a key ingredient in Q.ANTUM Technology. For better product quality and reliability, Q.ANTUM Technology includes additional cutting-edge technological and security features like excellent Anti-LID (light induced degradation) and Anti-PID (potential induced degradation) performance, as well as Hot-Spot Protect and traceable quality with Tra.Q™, which is Hanwha Q CELLS’ unique laser identification to protect against counterfeiting.

Hee Cheul (Charles) Kim, CEO of Hanwha Q CELLS, said: “We are pleased to announce that we have once again been recognized as a Top Performer by the leading testing lab PVEL. The very DNA of Hanwha Q CELLS is rooted in German R&D excellence and a desire to consistently deliver top-quality renewable energy products and services. To contribute to the higher customer value and the growth of the global solar industry, Hanwha Q CELLS will continue to strive towards even greater excellence in product quality and reliability with all our might.”

Hanwha Qcells

Hanwha Qcells (Hanwha Solutions Qcells division) is one of the world’s leading clean energy companies, recognized for its established reputation as a manufacturer of high-performance, high-quality solar cells, and modules, a portfolio of intelligent storage systems, and a growing international pipeline of large-scale renewable energy projects. Hanwha Qcells also provides renewable electricity retail services and packages to end customers the world over. The company 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. Hanwha Qcells strives to offer Completely Clean Energy through the full spectrum of photovoltaic products, storage solutions, renewable electricity contracting, and large-scale solar power plants. Through its growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa, and the Middle East, Hanwha Qcells provides excellent services and long-term partnerships to its customers in the utility, commercial, governmental, and residential markets.

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