SUMITOMO CORP. CHOOSES Q CELLS MODULES FOR HIGH YIELDS AND RELIABILITY
TOP SOLAR COMPANIES JOIN FORCES TO BRING CLEAN ENERGY TO JAPAN
Hanwha Q CELLS expands its footprint in the Japanese PV market, delivering its solar modules to investor Sumitomo Corporation and NTT facilities Inc., Japan’s largest EPC. Hanwha Q CELLS will provide a total of 60 MW – or more than 235,000 premium PV modules. The Q.PRO G3 modules with power classes of 245 Wp, 255 Wp and 260 Wp will be installed in solar power parks in Kitakyushu, Tomakomai and Saizo. The modules will be delivered between July 2013 and June 2014.
With Hanwha Q CELLS as the project’s module provider, three solar powerhouses join forces in this project: Apart from Hanwha Q CELLS and Japan’s largest EPC, NTT facilities Inc., Sumitomo is one of the top PV businesses of the country. Sumitomo and NTT facilities Inc. decided in favour of Hanwha Q CELLS because of the premium quality, reliability and high yields of the Q.PRO G3 modules.
Q CELLS’ Q.PRO G3 series is part of the company´s new G3 product family. The state-of-the art modules have been almost completely re-engineered and feature improved cells along with a new and robust frame made of a high-tech alloy with silicon sealing, which allows not only for a slimmer design and lower weight, but also withstands increased wind loads.
In addition to its top-notch products, Q CELLS benefits from being a part of the Hanwha Group, one of South Koreas top-10 businesses. This ensures the company’s financial stability and project scalability. Moreover, it results in Hanwha Q CELLS being a trusted partner with a solid downstream pipeline.“
Japan is continuing to invest heavily in solar energy by building solar power plants. Having been chosen as PV module supplier for the three plants, Hanwha Q CELLS again demonstrates the premium quality of our products, which combine high yields with top reliability,” said Jong Seo Kim, Head of Hanwha Q CELLS Japan.
Hanwha Q CELLS is part of the South Korean Hanwha Group and one of the world’s leading photovoltaics companies offering a wide range of photovoltaic solutions, from solar cells and modules to solar power plants. Hanwha Q CELLS products are developed and manufactured at its headquarters in Thalheim (Germany) and marketed via its global sales network. It also has a second production plant in Malaysia. The close links between R&D and production enable Hanwha Q CELLS to rapidly translate innovation into mass production – and underpin its ambition to be at the forefront of photovoltaic technology. For more information, please visit: http://www.q-cells.com.
Hanwha Group, founded in 1952, is one of the largest business enterprises in South Korea and a FORTUNE Global 500 company with 52 domestic affiliates and 90 global networks in three major sectors: manufacturing and construction, finance, and services and leisure. With a 60-year track record of industrial leadership, Hanwha’s manufacturing and construction businesses encompass a broad range of fields from basic chemicals and advanced materials to property development and total solar energy solutions. The finance network, covering banking, insurance, asset management and securities, is the second largest non-bank finance group in South Korea. The services and leisure sector offers premium lifestyle services with retail and resort businesses. For more information, visit: www.hanwha.com.
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