Q. Pro Modules were chosen after winning independent tests by PI Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin
Reference project was implemented using Q.Cells Q.Pro Modules in the fast developing Turkish PV Market
Hanwha Q CELLS was selected by ELSE Enerji to provide its Q CELLS Q.PRO modules for one of the largest solar power plants in the fast developing Turkish PV market. The 500 kWp installation has already been built on the 17,000 square meters rooftop of Prokon AS’ steel construction and manufacturing factory at its Ankara-Kazan location. The solar power plant will produce around 40 percent of the company’s electricity consumption, generated by Hanwha Q CELLS’ premium quality and high yield modules. Moreover, the project is a reference for similar PV rooftop installations focussing on self-consumption in Turkey.
The Q CELLS Q.PRO modules were selected after ELSE Enerji had products from six module suppliers rigorously tested by the independent PV lab PI Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin. The institute, which picked up the modules randomly at wholesalers, selected the Q CELLS Q.PRO modules after they had demonstrated the best results with regard to energy yield and performance. Especially the PID (potential-induced degradation) test showed excellent results.
As EPC, ELSE Enerji was responsible for the engineering, procurement, and applications processes for the whole project. “We chose Hanwha Q CELLS as our partner for this project because their products offered the highest yield and reliability of all PV modules tested. The Q CELLS Q.PRO modules won us over due to their superior quality and longevity“, said Mustafa Herdem, General Director of Else Enerji. The solar power plant was connected to the grid during an inauguration ceremony on June 25, 2013.
Else Enerji is a prominent company in Turkey, whose areas of expertise include consultancy, planning, engineering, procurement, and installation of solar PV systems in Turkey, North Africa and Middle East including operation and maintenance. The PV specialist provides solution-oriented services in combination with turnkey solutions, completing projects via its qualified and rigorous approach. Else Enerji has one of the most experienced technical staff with regard to planning, engineering and installation in Turkey.
Hanwha Q CELLS is part of the South Korean Hanwha Group and one of the world’s leading photovoltaics companies and offers 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:
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