Hanwha Q CELLS, one of the world’s largest providers of high efficiency photovoltaic modules, has received the “Solar Industry Award 2015” in the category “Module Manufacturing Innovation”. The award was handed over to Jörg Müller, Head of cell R&D at Hanwha Q CELLS, during the official Solar Industry Award ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, on Tuesday, 15 September 2015.
The polycrystalline solar module Q.PLUS-G4 with power classes up to 280 Wp has been ranked as the No 1 module manufacturing innovation by the around 70.000 voters who participated in the two-month online voting process which is open to representatives of the entire industry. The innovative solar module Q.PLUS-G4 has been nominated and shortlisted by the awards´ panel of judges in order to credit the innovative Q.ANTUM technology – a complex cell architecture for maximum energy yield under real conditions. It has been developed by Hanwha Q CELLS and is the center technology of Q CELLS´ current module portfolio, including the award winning Q.PLUS-G4.
“We are delighted to receive the “Solar Industry Award 2015” for our Q.ANTUM technology – especially since our product has been picked and voted No 1 without having been entered by our company”, said Jörg Müller of Hanwha Q CELLS during the award ceremony. “Winning the “Solar Industry Award 2015” is further strong and independent confirmation that our Q.ANTUM products provide leading yields to PV customers under real conditions. We´d like to thank the award organizers for shortlisting Q.ANTUM and all the voters out there for appreciating our innovation.”
Jackie Cannon, Director Publishing at Solar International and organizer of the “Solar Industry Awards”, said: “The voters from all over solar industry have confirmed that our panel of judges´ choice to nominate the Q.PLUS-G4 solar module and its Q.ANTUM technology was right. Our congratulations to Hanwha Q CELLS for providing module manufacturing innovation that has the potential to change the way we live.”
Q.ANTUM: high efficiency cell technology for maximum energy yield under real conditions
Q.ANTUM is the center technology of the Q CELLS brand´s current module portfolio. Based on a rear-side passivation of the solar cell and including many additional technological features, it improves power output, low-light and temperature-behavior, while at the same time offering all of Q CELLS´ quality standards like Anti PID protection, Hot-spot protect, Tra.Q laser marking, VDE quality tested and the additional Q CELLS quality program. Q.ANTUM reaches record efficiencies for multicrystalline solar cells of over 20 % and has been invented, developed and implemented in international mass production by Hanwha Q CELLS.