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Hanwha Q CELLS maintains Number One market share in U.S. residential and commercial solar sectors

April 16, 2021
  • Latest U.S. PV Leaderboard report by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables marks Hanwha Q CELLS’ continued leadership in the residential market for 10 consecutive quarters.
  • Hanwha Q CELLS was also ranked as the market leader of the U.S. commercial solar sector with 19.1% market share, nearly doubling that of the next competitor.

Hanwha Q CELLS obtained 24.8%market share in the U.S. residential market for FY 2020, marking 10 consecutive quarters of its No.1 position.

Hanwha Q CELLS announced this week that it has retained top market share in the U.S. residential and commercial solar module markets, highlighting the Company’s consistent leadership in the industry.

According to the Q1 2021 U.S. PV Leaderboard report by leading energy research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, Hanwha Q CELLS obtained 24.8 % market share in the U.S. residential market for FY 2020, marking 10 consecutive quarters of its No.1 position. The Leaderboard report also ranks Hanwha Q CELLS as the U.S. commercial market leader with 19.1 % market share, a 4.9 % increase from FY 2019 and nearly double that of the next competitor.

Hanwha Q CELLS’ commitment to quality

Hanwha Q CELLS continues to provide its customers with the company’s wide range of high-quality solar modules and solutions. Recently, Hanwha Q CELLS was the first solar module manufacturer in the industry to successfully complete and pass a stringent new module testing certification program from TÜV Rheinland. The Quality Controlled PV (QCPV) testing standard was developed to enforce stricter criteria on monitoring, testing, and recognizing solar module quality. It is the only program on the market to continuously monitor product quality and durability in mass production. For Hanwha Q CELLS, QCPV is now the company’s official certification standard, beginning with its latest range of Q.PEAK DUO-G9 series modules.

Hanwha Q CELLS’ commitment to becoming a total solutions provider

Hanwha Q CELLS’ expansion into the integrated commercial and industrial (C&I) solutions space began with the acquisition of San Francisco-based energy storage solutions company Growing Energy Labs, Inc. (Geli). The new combined capabilities provide Hanwha Q CELLS’ C&I customers with access to integrated PV+EMS+ESS solutions to deploy cost-effective solar-plus-storage solutions for their portfolios. Tailored turnkey solutions for equipment procurement (both module and ESS) and financing and asset management bring Hanwha Q CELLS one step closer to becoming a well-rounded total solutions provider for its customers and partners.

Hee Cheul (Charles) Kim, CEO of Hanwha Q CELLS, said: “Hanwha Q CELLS’ consistent top market share performance in the U.S. solar industry is testament to the company’s commitment to top quality and new, innovative solutions. With the support of our partners and customers, we will continue to explore new horizons and push the boundaries of excellence.”

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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