Big storage comes to Ireland
A 200 MW storage project is being developed by Hanwha Energy Corporation and Lumcloon Energy. The €300 million facility is intended to stabilize the grid to host more renewable energy capacity.
With that tweet, Ireland’s minister for communications, climate action and environment, Richard Bruton, welcomed the beginning of construction of a 200 MW storage project planned in County Offaly, in Leinster province in the east of Ireland.
The project consists of two 100 MW lithium-ion storage units near the municipalities of Ferbane and Shannonbridge, Irish broadcaster RTE revealed. The developer is Korea-based Hanwha Energy Corporation, the parent company of module maker Hanwha Q Cells, and Irish company Lumcloon Energy Limited is a partner on the project.
The storage facility is intended to secure power supply for the country’s future energy grid, which is expected to accommodate a rising share of renewable energy generation. Lumcloon Energy Limited announced the project with Hanwha in April 2018.
According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, Ireland had a pumped storage capacity of 292 MW at the end of last year. Its installed hydropower capacity stood at 529 MW while solar and wind had shares of 3,518 MW and 29 MW, respectively. Fossil fuels still meet around half of Ireland’s power demand. (Source: pv mag, 10 Sept., 2019)
Hanwha Q Cells Top US Residential Solar Supplier in Q1 (Int'l.)
Hanwha Q Cells
South Korean solar cell manufacturer Hanwha Q Cells Corp., a unit of conglomerate Hanwha Group, is reported to have been the leading U.S. residential solar power modules in Q1 of this year.
The company claimed a 27 pct share of the U.S. residential market, up 15.4 pct from the same period in 2019, according to global consultancy Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.
Hanwha Q Cells also supplies PV modules in Korea, Germany, the UK and Japan. (Source: Hanwha, Maeil Business News Korea, 20 Aug., 2019)Contact: Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., www.hanwha-qcells.com
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1366 Technologies, Hanwha Partner on Direct Wafer® Manufacturing Plant (Ind. Report)
1366 Technologies, Hanwha
In the Bay State, Bedford-based Silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies, Hanwha Q CELLS Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and parent company Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. are reporting the groundbreaking of the world's first production factory to feature the Direct Wafer manufacturing process in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, next to Hanwha Q CELLS' existing cell and module manufacturing facilities. The plant is expected to ramp no later than Q3 2019. (Source: 1366 Technologies, PR, 26 Feb., 2019) Contact: 1366 Technologies,
Frank van Mierlo, CEO, Laureen Sanderson,
(781) 861-1611 x2204, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hanwha Launches Home Energy Storage System (New Prod & Tech)
Hanwha Q CELLS,Samsung SDI
South Korean solar cell and module maker Hanwha Q Cells Co., Ltd. is reporting the launch of its new scalable and modular energy storage system -- the Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 -- in Germany.
The Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 is a scalable energy storage system (ESS) complete with hybrid (HYB) inverter, integrated with the Q.HOME MANAGER energy management control platform.
This latest iteration complements Q CELLS' existing All-In-One solution, the Q.HOME+ ESS-G1 inverter, battery and management system, and is initially sized at 4.0 kWh but can be scaled up to 20 kWh capacity at increments of 4 kWh each time. Such modularity makes the Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 an ideal solution for end-consumers that may wish to start small with their storage, and scale upwards as required.
By integrating a hybrid bi-directional inverter into the system, the Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 battery can rapidly and efficiently adapt to the customer's consumption requirements.
The system incorporates lithium-ion battery cells supplied by Samsung SDI. (Source: Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., SolarNovus, 22 Nov., 2018) Contact: Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. , www.hanwha-qcells.com, www.hanwha.com/en/about_hanwha.html
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Hanwha Q Cells, CGN Ink Solar Module Supply Deal (Int'l)
Hanwha Q Cells
Seoul-headquartered Korean solar cell manufacturer Hanwha Q Cells Co. is reporting a deal with the Chinese government owned China General Nuclear (CGN) Power Corp. to supply its 100-MW, Q.PEAK modules for CGN's solar power facility which is under construction in Tongshan, central-eastern China.
Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
CGN is China's largest nuclear power generator with 20 reactors as of end-2017. CGN operates solar power plants with a combined capacity of 1.72 GW. (Source: Hanwha Q Cells, PR, Nov., 2018) Contact: China General Nuclear, en.cgnpc.com.cn; Hanwha Q Cells, Hanwha Group, www.hanwha.com
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Hanwha Q CELLS Confirms $825Mn Privatization (Int'l Report, M&A)
Korean solar PV company Hanwha Q CELLS reports it will be acquired by Hanwha Solar Holdings and de-list from NASDAQ in a deal worth approximately $825 million.
Hanwha Solar Holdings Co Ltd will purchase all Hanwha Q Cells ordinary share that it does not already own for $0.20 in cash, and each American depository share (ADS) for $9.90 in cash. Hanwha Solar Holdings already holds an approximate 94 pct position in Q CELLS. (Source: Hansha Q Cells, Facbook, Various Media, , 25 Oct., 2018) Contact: Hanwha Group, www.hanwha.com
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Hanwha Q Cells Eying Latin American Market Potential (Int'l)
Hanwha Q Cells
South Korean solar cell and module maker Hanwha Q Cells Co. reports it will showcase its products at the Intersolar South America 2018 trade show next week in Sao Paulo. The initiative is intended to to explore and gage opportunities in new markets.
The three-day event, which is expecting 240 corporate exhibitors, will mark the first time for the Korean company to take part in the trade fair in South America which
is an optimal market for solar power generation given its abundant sunlight and long sunshine hours.
Hanwha Q Cells plans to expand its presence in the local PV market from large power plants to residential and commercial use. (Source: Hanwha, Maeil Business News Korea, Aug., 2018)
Contact: Hanwha Group, www.hanwha.com/en/about_hanwha.html
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Hanwha Investing to Cement Solar Industry Leadership (Int'l)
Seoul, South Korea-headquartered Hanwha Group reports it plans to invest 22 trillion won ($19 billion) over the next five years in solar energy and new growth sectors.
According to the company, about 4.4 trillion won will be invested each year, an approximate 37 pct increase from an average of 3.2 trillion won over the past three years.
By sector, the company will focus its investment in the solar energy sector, to cement its flagship company Hanwha Q Cells' position as a leading total solar power solution provider with the world's largest cell production capacity.
(Source: Hanwha Group, The Investor, Korea Herald, 12 Aug., 2018) Contact: Hanwha Group, www.hanwha.com/en/about_hanwha.html
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Hanwha, Solare Datensysteme Collaborate on Energy Storage (Int'l)
Solare Datensysteme,Hanwha Q Cells
Solare Datensysteme GmbH and Hanwha Q Cells GmbH, the German subsidiary of solar cell giant Hanwha Q Cells Co., Ltd, are reporting a collaboration on the Q Cells brand energy storage solution Q.HOME+ ESS-G1.
The Q Cells brand energy storage systems can be operated via the Solar-Log energy management system from Solare Datensysteme. Solar-Log provides energy storage customers with solar monitoring, feed-in management and smart energy solutions.
Solar-Log™ compatible storage solution Q.HOME+ ESS-G1 is available in Europe in 3 sizes -- 3.6 kWh, 6 kWh or 8 kWh. (Source: Solaire Datasysteme Gmbh, PV Mag, June, 2018) Contact: Solaire Datasysteme Gmbh, https://www.solar-log.com; Hanwha Q Cells, www.hanwha-qcells.com
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Hanwha Q Cells Planning Georgia Solar Module Plant (Ind. Report)
Hanwha Q Cells
Seoul-headquartered photovoltaic (PV) specialist Hanwha Q Cells Korea Corp is reporting plans to construct a 1.6 GW per year solar module manufacturing plant in Whitbefore the year end.
When fully operational in 2019, the plant will supply PERC modules to the US rooftop and ground-mounted solar markets. (Source: Hanwha Q Cells Korea Corp, Renewables Now, 30 May, 2018) Contact: Hanwha Q Cells Korea Corp, www.hanwha-qcells.com
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Hanwha-Kalyon Turkish PV Plant Construction Underway (Int'l)
Following up on our March 22 coverage, Hanwha-Kalyon reports Construction is underway on Hanwha Q CELLS' 500MW photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing facility in Ankara, Turkey.
The new facility is part of a Karapinar Renewable Energy Resource Area (YEKA) tender, which was awarded to Hanwha Q CELLS and Kalyon Enerji's joint venture (JV) Hanwha-Kalyonby the Government of Turkey last March.
The new facility will reportedly integrate ingot, wafer, cell and module processes, as well as feature Hanwha Q CELLS' Q.ANTUM high-efficiency solar cell technology.
Hanwha-Kalyon will also establish on-site R&D centre in the region to carry out various projects in solar technology. Upon completion, the facility will produce modules to build the 1,000MW (AC) solarpower plant Konya-Karapinar (Source: Hanwha, Kalyon Energi, PowerTechnology, 2 Jan., 2017)Contact: Hanwha Q CELLS, www.q-cells.us; Hanwha Group, www.hanwha.com; Kalyon, www.kalyongrup.com
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Hanwha Q Cell Plans Floating, Sun Tracking Solar Plant (Int'l)
Hanwha Q Cells
South Korean solar specialist Hanwha Q Cells Co.reports it will build an 80 MW floating solar power generation facility on an un-named reservoir, and has inked a MoU with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. (KHNP), Hanwha Solar Power, and solar developer Solkiss to jointly develop the facility.
A rotating-based floating solar power station combines a floating structure with ground-based solar energy generation technology which, due to its ability to track the sun's movement, could generate 10 to 20 pct more electricity than a "fixed" installation.
(Source: Hanwha Q Cells Co., Maeil Business News Korea 21 July, 2017)Contact: Hanwha Group, www.hanwha.com
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JA Solar Growing p-type mono PERC Cell Capacity (Int'l)
JA Solar ,Silicon Module Super League
Silicon Module Super League (SMSL) member JA Solar is continuing to expand manufacturing capacity in 2017 after guiding total shipments to be in the range of 6GW to 6.5GW, up from 5.2GW in 2016.
JA Solar ended 2016 with an in-house annual ingot/wafer manufacturing capacity of 2.5GW, up from 1GW in 2015. In-house solar cell capacity reached 5.5GW, up from 3.6GW at the end of 2015 and in-house PV module capacity also reached 5.5GW at the end of 2016, up from 3.6GW, according to a statement.
In 2017, JA Solar will add 500MW of ingot/wafer production capacity to reach 3GW and 1.5GW of solar cell capacity to reach an in-house production level of 7GW by the year end.
The company notes that its 1.2GW Malaysian solar cell facility, which had predominantly produced P-type multi cells, will shift around two thirds of capacity to P-type mono-PERC cells in 2017.
The Silicon Module Super League (SMSL) is a group of big-six c-Si module suppliers in the modern solar PV industry. The "big six" industry group members were Canadian Solar, Hanwha Q CELLS, JA Solar, Jinko Solar, and Trina Solar. Yingli Green, the world's largest solar monocrystalline silicon manufacturer and GCL , the world's largest solar poly crystalline silicon manufacturer, both joined the SMSL in mid-2016
(Source: JA Solar, PV Tech, 20 Mar., 2017)Contact: JA Solar, www.jasolar.com
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Hanwha Q Cells Wins Turkish Solar Plant Contract (Int'l Report)
The South Korean solar cell manufacturer Hanwha Q Cells reports it has formed a 50-50 consortium with the Turkish firm Kalyon Enerji. The consortium won the bid for the 1 GW project in Konya, beating three other bidders.
The new solar project will be a "revolutionary step for the country's energy sector and a threshold in shifting toward new renewable energy", according to Turkish Energy Minister Berat Albayrak. The plant will have a 15-year power purchase guarantee with the government agency. (Source: Hanwha Q, Korean Herald, 21 Mar., 2017) Contact: Hanwha Q CELLS, www.q-cells.us; Hanwha Group, www.hanwha.com
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