Q CELLS received the ‘Top Brand PV 2021’ seal from EuPD Research, the internationally renowned research institute, for the eighth year in a row in Europe and sixth year in a row in Australia. The ‘Top Brand PV’ seal stands as a reputable mark of PV reliability and trust. The seal is awarded to those companies that receive excellent feedback and ratings in EuPD Research’s ‘Global PV InstallerMonitor’ survey, which compiles the opinions of participating solar installers located across a number of leading solar markets.
In securing the ‘Top Brand PV 2021’ seal, Q CELLS has once again proven its outstanding brand reputation for product quality and reliability that has been built up over 20 years in the industry. Buoyed by this independent recognition of the company’s brand power and business success in the global solar industry, Q CELLS can accelerate its business transformation into a total energy solutions provider.
Some Q CELLS knowledge: Since its foundation in 1999 in Germany, Q CELLS has led the way for solar technology innovation. In 2007, Q CELLS began developing its proprietary Q.ANTUM Technology, the advanced PERC technology of Q CELLS. In 2012, Q CELLS became the world’s first solar manufacturer to begin mass production of solar modules based on this transformative PERC technology. Q.ANTUM Technology has since been further improved, evolving most recently into Q.ANTUM DUO Technology with half-cell, multi-busbar design and wiring interconnection.
What’s new: In September 2019, Q CELLS introduced its Q.PEAK DUO-G9 solar module series based on Q.ANTUM DUO Z Technology, which added Zero-gap technology to the existing benefits of Q.ANTUM DUO Technology. Q CELLS is now preparing the next era of solar technology, developing both n-type cell and perovskite tandem cell technology.
Q CELLS is also planning to introduce its new flexible ESS solutions later this year. The GES (Green Energy Solutions) business division manages Q CELLS’ downstream business, and has ambitious plans in 2021 to develop and build numerous solar power projects mainly throughout Europe and the U.S. Recently, Q CELLS sold Rippey Solar, an 81 megawatt (MW) solar project in Cooke County, Texas, the U.S., after overseeing development and EPC.
Mr. Hee Cheul (Charles) Kim, CEO of Q CELLS, said: “Q CELLS is no longer just a solar module manufacturer. We aim to ensure that customers can be provided with all of the products and services they need throughout their energy journey, all from a single company: Q CELLS. A key tenet of our vision is to provide affordable and smart energy solutions through technology and innovation.”
— Solar Builder magazine