Hanwha Q CELLS Corp., a solar power unit of South Korea’s Hanwha Group, said on Wednesday that it has been awarded the "Top Brand PV Seal 2018" from EuPD Research for the fifth time in a row in Europe and for the third time in Australia based on surveys among installers of modules, inverters and energy storage systems in the respective markets.
Hanwha Q CELLS received particularly high marks in brand awareness and recommendation this year.
Hanwha Q CELLS is accelerating its overseas campaign through production presence in Europe. The company inaugurated a 500MW photovoltaic manufacturing facility in Ankara, Turkey late last year. The manufacturing facility will be fully integrated from ingot, wafer, cell to module processes. Upon commercial production from 2019, the modules from this facility will be used for the construction of a 1GW solar power plant to be built in Turkey, according to the company. Once completed, the plant will be the largest solar power plant in Europe. Hanwha Q CELLS is a market leader in solar cells and modules in Turkey. Turkey could be a manufacturing hub for Hanwha Q CELLS which wants to make a bigger footprint in Europe and the Middle East where demand for solar power is growing.
Hanwha Q CELLS drew attention for its biggest booth yet installed at Intersolar Europe 2017, the world`s leading exhibition for the solar industry, held in Germany. The company also received the Smart HIT Grand Prize 2017 from SmartHouse, a Japanese monthly trade publication.
By Kang Doo-soon and Minu Kim
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