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Hanwha Q CELLS Opens New Office in France

March 20, 2014

German-headquartered solar specialist Hanwha Q CELLS announced that it is to strengthen its position in France's PV market by opening its first office in the country. Based in Aix-en-Provence near Marseille, the new office will be run by Philippe Pflieger, Hanwha Q CELLS' newly appointed Head of Sales France. Moreover will French PV customers continuously benefit from the "Made in EU" certificate, which the company has received for the second time, after again fully meeting all obligations of the French certification agency Certisolis.

Hanwha Q CELLS launches market offensive in France

"France is one of our European home-markets. We are actively pursuing solar opportunities to gain further market share", said Justin Lee, CCO at Hanwha Q CELLS. “According to our international market offensive in 2014 we are well positioned to develop solar power in France.” According to analysts at NPD Solarbuzz France will be one of the recovering European PV markets in this year next to Germany, U.K. and Italy. “Thanks to its high irradiation PV makes a lot of sense in France’s sunny regions. We build on our well established business with developers and wholesalers,” added Philippe Pflieger. “With a strengthened team and our new office we can now offer an on-site service throughout the entire country. In the next step, we will focus on long-term partnerships with installers in the whole country.”

“Made in EU” certificate: French customers can receive a bonus of up to ten percent

Hanwha Q CELLS again received the Certisolis “Made in EU” certificate in March 2014 for manufacturing solar cells and solar modules comprised entirely of European components. This enables French customers to receive a bonus of up to ten percent on the French feed-in tariff. The certificate also demonstrates that European customers can rely on Hanwha Q CELLS to engineer and manufacture high quality products in Germany and within the European Union.

Hanwha Q CELLS sells its products via its international sales network with branches in Germany (HQ), Malaysia, Korea, USA, Canada, Japan, and Australia. By opening an office in France, Hanwha Q CELLS launched a market offensive in promising French PV market. Thanks to its truly international setup, high quality products and the financial stability, Hanwha Q CELLS is the reliable partner for PV customers around the globe.

Office address :
Immeuble le CALYPSO
25, Rue de la petite Duranne

For more information:

Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH
Sonnenallee 17-21 06766 Bitterfeld-Wolfen
(OT Thalheim), Germany

Corporate Communications
Jochen Endle, Robert Reinsch
Tel: +49 (0)3494 6699 10121

Executive Board
Hee Cheul Kim (CEO), Kye Chun Son
(CFO), Dr. Andreas v. Zitzewitz
(COO), Koo Yung Lee (CCO)

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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Hanwha Group

Founded in 1952, Hanwha has grown quickly by anticipating and responding to changing business environments with a balanced business portfolio that includes energy & materials, aerospace, finance and retail & services. Our expertise and synergy in key areas have catapulted us into the seventh-largest business in South Korea and a Fortune Global 500 company. Hanwha continues to grow rapidly as we strive to pursue global leadership in all of our businesses. We are building a robust foundation for sustainable development and a brighter future for everyone.

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