Press Release Hanwha Group Clean Energy & Ocean Solutions

Hanwha Q CELLS Powers the World Economic Forum in Davos with Clean Energy

January 20, 2014
  • 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

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
Tel: +49 (0)3494 6699 10121

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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