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Q CELLS solar modules bring sweetness and light for Bavarian mustard producer

A 141 kWp installation at Münchner Kindl’s mustard factory in Fürstenfeldbruck, Bavaria, uses 404 Q CELLS Q.PEAK DUO-G9 solar modules to give this historic family business a sunny dollop of clean energy.


Q CELLS brings safe AC module solution to Europe with launch of Enphase-powered Q.PEAK DUO ML-G9+/AC module

The AC module features the Enphase 7+ Microinverter from Enphase Energy, and will debut across Europe at the end of 2021.


Hanwha Solutions makes $160.47 million investment in REC Silicon to secure low-carbon polysilicon in US

Hanwha Solutions Corporation, which operates complete energy solutions provider Q CELLS, agrees to purchase 16.67% stake in REC Silicon ASA for $160.47 million. This investment aims to secure the supply of key photovoltaic raw materials to meet growing US consumer demand for domestically manufactured products.


Q CELLS wins at appeal in enforcement proceedings filed by LONGi and REC at the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court

Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court confirmed decision of the first instance court to impose coercive penalty payment on LONGi and REC for failure to fully meet the requirements of the sentenced obligation to recall products that have been considered patent-infringing in the pending infringement proceedings.


Hanwha Solutions completes acquisition of RES France

Hanwha Solutions closes deal to acquire 100% of the equity interest of RES Méditerranée SAS, the mother company of RES SAS, a French renewables development company formerly owned by the RES Group.


Q CELLS and Samsung Electronics enter into Zero Energy Home business partnership

By connecting the devices and software platforms of both companies, Q CELLS and Samsung Electronics will deliver Zero Energy Homes for energy independence and carbon reduction, creating synergy in the global residential energy market.


Q CELLS recognized as Top Performer by PVEL for sixth consecutive year

Q.PEAK DUO module series was rated as a Top Performer in the 2021 PV Module Reliability Scorecard published by PVEL, marking the sixth consecutive year.


Q CELLS ramps up R&D investment to accelerate commercialization of n-type PV technology

Q CELLS turbo-boosts its technological leadership efforts with additional €15.5 million investment in next-gem technology R&D that will usher in the introduction of an exciting new n-type solar module in 2021.


Focus Money awards Q CELLS its "Highest Reputation" seal for the second year in a row

Q CELLS was once again awarded the "Highest Reputation" seal for its excellent reputation among consumers and its high level of customer orientation.


Q CELLS supplies 287 MW of modules for large-scale solar project in Angola

Hundreds of thousands of solar panels from Q CELLS are being installed across two sites in Angola, forming the backbone of a 370 MW PV project that will become the largest in sub-Saharan africa once completed.


Q CELLS awarded EuPD Research ‘Top Brand PV’ seal for eighth consecutive year

Q CELLS one of just three module manufacturers to receive the 'Top Brand PV' seal for eight years ina  row in Europe.


Q CELLS anticipates 'year like no other' for Europe's solar market in 2021

Amid ambitious solar growth forecasts for Europe in 2021, Q CELLS charts an expansion of new trends that could forever alter the dynamics of the continent's energy landscape.


Q CELLS seals first industry certification for new Quality Controlled PV program from TÜV Rheinland

Q CELLS becomes first solar module manufacturer in the industry to pass the new Quality Controlled PV program from TÜV Rheinland.


Q CELLS modules power innovative 1 MW solar carport array with EV charging for Aviva, UK

The leading UK insurer enlisted the services of renewable energy developer RenEnergy to install more than 3,000 Q CELLS solar modules for a 1 MW solar carport system at the site of Aviva's Scottish HQ in Perth.


Q CELLS maintains No.1 market share in U.S. residential and commercial solar sectors

Latest U.S. PV Leaderboard report by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables shows that Q CELLS’ market share in the residential sector rose to 26.4%, which nearly equals the share of the next three competitors combined.


Q CELLS introduces new Zero-gap module Q.PEAK DUO-G9 series into European markets

Three types of the innovative, high-density module series --- the Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G9, the Q.PEAK DUO XL-G9, and the Q.PEAK DUO ML-G9 --- will enter the European market in autumn to substantially broaden Q CELLS' portfolio of highly efficient solar modules.


Q CELLS awarded 315 MW solar capacity in first solar+storage auction in Portugal

A total of 315 MW of new solar and storage capacity will be developed by Q CELLS in Portugal, after the company secured half of the 12 allocated lots in the 700 MW auction round.


Q CELLS receives Highest Reputation Award from Focus Money

The award further cements Q CELLS-respected brand in the clean energy space.


Q CELLS to invest €125m into its German R&D Headquarters over next three years

Over the coming three years, Q CELLS will invest around 125 million euros in its research & development site in Thalheim near Bitterfeld-Wolfen in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Next to a yearly R&D expenditure of around 35 million euros, an additional investment of more than 20 million euros will flow into new equipment and machinery.


Copenhagen ZOO protects its species with the power of the sun – powered by Q CELLS

In cooperation with PKA’s energy fund, SustainSolutions, Copenhagen ZOO has installed high-performance solar systems using Q.PEAK DUO solar modules from Q CELLS atop the zoo's farm buildings.


Q CELLS achieves Top Tier Class bankability score in latest BloombergNEF report

BloombergNEF’s “Solar Module & Inverter Bankability 2019” report ranks Q CELLS as one of the most bankable solar module manufacturers in the world, with a score of 91%.


Q CELLS to launch latest all-black half-cell module with 25-year warranty to U.S. market

Q CELLS (or “the Company”), one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, has announced that it will launch its new solar module, the Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G6+, into the U.S. market in September 2019.


Q CELLS supplies low-carbon modules to 4.5 MW solar plant in France

The largest ground mounted solar plant in France’s Brittany region was connected to the grid in early July, powered by 14,600 Q.PEAK-G4.2 solar modules – supplied by Q CELLS.


July 3, 2019
Q CELLS offers businesses direct marketing of solar power in Germany

Q CELLS expands its portfolio for business customers in Germany, now offering direct marketing of solar power from PV plants of 100 kWp and up. This new offer complements Q CELLS’…


June 24, 2019
Hanwha Q CELLS remains confident in its patent infringement complaints

Hanwha Q CELLS will defend the validity of its patent rights against Jinko and REC’s claims of invalidity in the IPR as well as in the ITC.


June 14, 2019
Q CELLS earns Top Performer recognition in 2019 PV Module Reliability Scorecard published by PVEL and DNV GL

The Company’s Q.PEAK DUO high performance module series was selected as a Top Performer by PVEL and DNV GL, marking the fourth year in a row in which Q CELLS has attained Top Performer status.


June 11, 2019
100% energy-autonomous passive house in Germany equipped with Q CELLS’ solar modules receives Federal Prize for Outstanding Innovative Achievements

The management team of Hörmann Solartechnik, a solar installation firm based in Zusmarshausen, also uses 100% solar energy for its personal use.


May 29, 2019
Q CELLS to display broad range of Q.ANTUM DUO modules at SNEC 2019

Q CELLS will release its next generation Q.PEAK DUO-G7 solar module, which applies Q CELLS’ advanced Q.ANTUM DUO and 12-bus bar technologies, at the large scale solar trade show in Shanghai, China.


May 13, 2019
Q CELLS gears up for UK attractive post-FIT solar landscape as the market-leading company in 2018

Subsidy-free solar is the sustainable face of the UK´s post-FIT landscape, with opportunities abounding across all sectors.


April 30, 2019
Q CELLS modules power 2.5 MW rooftop project at 21 supermarket sites in Italy

Project F is a series of solar rooftop installations on 21 supermarkets, located across northern Italy, installed and operated by the Italian developer Manni Energy Srl and utilizing nearly 9,000 Q.PLUS-G4.3 solar modules from Q CELLS.


April 29, 2019
Q CELLS launches latest half-cell solar module Q.PEAK DUO-G6

The new iteration of the award-winning Q.PEAK DUO module range is manufactured with larger wafers for about 6% power output increase, and is available now in Europe and Korea.


April 17, 2019
Q CELLS to introduce Q.PLUS DUO-G5 module at CISOLAR exhibition, Ukraine

Q CELLS’ new multicrystalline half-cell module, the Q.PLUS DUO-G5, will be showcased at Ukraine’s largest solar trade fair, CISOLAR


April 01, 2019
Q CELLS Q.PEAK DUO modules earn further low-carbon certification for French tenders

Carbon footprint of 300 kg-eq/C02/kWc achieved for the high- efficiency Q.PEAK DUO module series, utilizing a 25% recycled poly SI methodology, as recognized by the CRE


March 19, 2019
Q CELLS enters multi-year partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers

Sponsorship of one of the most recognized sporting institutions in California, the leading U.S. state for solar installations, represents great opportunity to strengthen the Q CELLS brand


March 13, 2019
Hanwha Q CELLS files patent infringement complaints with the Federal Court of Australia against JinkoSolar and LONGi Solar, following legal action in the U.S. and Germany

Hanwha Q CELLS Australia Pty. Ltd., together with Hanwha Q CELLS & Advanced Materials Corp., a leading photovoltaic manufacturer of high-performance solar cells and modules (collectively, “Hanwha Q CELLS”), today announced that, Hanwha Q CELLS filed patent infringement complaints with the Federal Court of Australia against JinkoSolar and LONGi Solar.


March 05, 2019
Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH files patent infringement complaint with the Regional Court of Düsseldorf in Germany against JinkoSolar and REC Group

Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH announced that it has filed a patent infringement complaint with the Regional Court of Düsseldorf against JinkoSolar and REC Group on March 4, 2019.


February 25, 2019
Q CELLS Japan to launch new solar self-consumption solutions at Smart Grid Expo in Tokyo

The leading manufacturer of solar modules in Japan will unveil a suite of new products and services designed for the evolving Japanese residential market and C&I market.


February 21, 2019
Q CELLS showcases new C&I storage solutions at BePositive trade show in France

Q CELLS, in cooperation with TESVOLT, will address the increasing demand for containerized stationary storage systems and storage solutions for commercial applications in France


January 31, 2019
Q CELLS awarded Top Brand PV seal by EuPD Research for sixth year running

Award marks sixth year in a row that Q CELLS has been recognized as a top PV brand in Europe, and fourth year in a row in Australia


January 21, 2019
Hanwha Q CELLS modules secure another low-carbon certificate for French solar tenders

Carbon footprint of 300 kg-eq/C02/kWc achieved for Q.PEAK and Q.PEAK DUO module series.


January 16, 2019
Hanwha Q CELLS Announces Completion of Going-Private Transaction

Each shareholder of the Company as of the Effective Date who is entitled to the Merger Consideration will receive a letter of transmittal and instructions from the paying agent on how to surrender its share certificates (or affidavits and indemnities of loss in lieu of the share certificates) or non-certificated shares represented by book entry in exchange for the Merger Consideration.


January 15, 2019
Hanwha Q CELLS Achieves No.1 Market Share in German Solar Module Market in 2018

Installer data from EUPD research shows Hanwha Q CELLS captured the largest share of solar module market in Germany last year


December 28, 2018
Hanwha Q CELLS Announces Shareholder Resolutions Adopted at Annual General Meeting

As an ordinary resolution, that Hee Cheul (Charles) Kim, who was elected by the directors of the Company as a director on October 1, 2018, be elected as a director and Chairman of the Company to hold office in accordance with the Articles of Association of the Company for a two-year term with effect from the date of the AGM.


December 17, 2018
Hanwha Q CELLS Surpasses 10 Gw of Q.ANTUM Solar Cell Production - First Time Ever for Any Perc Technology

Hanwha Q CELLS passed the 10 GW production mark for its proprietary Q.ANTUM solar cell technology.


December 6, 2018
Hanwha Q CELLS' Product Portfolio Delivers Market-Leading Anti-Letid Performance in Fraunhofer Csp Test

Both half-cell monocrystalline Q.PEAK DUO modules and multicrystalline Q.PLUS modules demonstrate market-leading anti-LeTID performances


November 30, 2018
Hanwha Q CELLS Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results

Net revenues were $559.3 million, compared with $518.4 million in the second quarter of 2018 and $543.0 million in the third quarter of 2017.


November 26, 2018
Notice of Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be Held on December 28, 2018

As an ordinary resolution, that Hee Cheul (Charles) Kim, who was elected by the directors of the Company as a director on October 1, 2018, be elected as a director and Chairman of the Company to hold office in accordance with the Articles of Association of the Company for a two-year term with effect from the date of the AGM.


October 15, 2018
Hanwha Q CELLS Enters into Definitive Agreement for Going-Private Transaction

Pursuant to the terms of the Plan of Merger, at the effective time of the merger, each ordinary share of the Company issued and outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the merger (each a "Share") will be cancelled.


October 15, 2018

The complete, corrected release follows.


August 24, 2018
Hanwha Q CELLS' Special Committee Retains Independent Financial Advisor and Legal Counsel

The Special Committee is comprised of the following independent and disinterested directors: Steve Kim (Co-chair), Richard Chun (Co-chair), and Young Soon Kim.


August 13, 2018
Hanwha Q CELLS Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

Net revenues were $518.4 million, compared with $443.0 million in the first quarter of 2018 and $577.7 million in the second quarter of 2017.


August 3, 2018
Hanwha Q CELLS Announces Formation of an Independent Special Committee

The Board cautions its shareholders and others considering trading in its securities that the Board just received the Proposal Letter and has not made any decisions with respect thereto.


August 2, 2018
Hanwha Q CELLS Announces Receipt of Preliminary Non-Binding "Going Private" Proposal

The Board intends to form a special committee consisting of independent directors to consider this proposal.


June 22, 2018
Hanwha Q CELLS' Q.PEAK DUO-G5 Half-Cell Module Wins Intersolar Award 2018

The Q.PEAK DUO-G5 convinces the Intersolar Award Jury regarding the all-round performance quality of its 120 monocrystalline Q.ANTUM half-cells


May 30, 2018
Hanwha Q CELLS Korea to Build Photovoltaic Manufacturing Facility in Georgia, USA

Construction of solar module production facility in Georgia will commence in 2018 and is scheduled to be completed in 2019.


May 14, 2018
Hanwha Q CELLS Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

Net revenues were $443.0 million, compared with $636.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 and $432.0 million in the first quarter of 2017.


April 27, 2018
Hanwha Q CELLS Files its 2017 Annual Report on From 20-F

The Company will provide a hard copy of its annual report containing the audited consolidated financial statements, free of charge, to its shareholders and ADS holders upon request.


April 11, 2018
Hanwha Q CELLS Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results

Net revenues were $624.7 million, compared with $543.0 million in the third quarter of 2017 and $565.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.


January 11, 2018
Hanwha Q CELLS Announces Shareholder Resolutions Adopted at Annual General Meeting

Hanwha Q CELLS' shareholders adopted the following resolutions.