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

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


[Berlin, Germany, March 23, 2021] Qcells has been honored to receive 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 is one the most recognized and prestigious certifications in the global solar industry, and 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, Qcells 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, Qcells can accelerate its business transformation into a total energy solutions provider.

Huge leap forward as a total energy solutions provider

Since its foundation in 1999 in Germany, Qcells has led the way for solar technology innovation. In 2007, Qcells began developing its proprietary Q.ANTUM Technology, the advanced PERC technology of Qcells.

In 2012, Qcells 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. In September 2019, Qcells 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. Qcells is now preparing the next era of solar technology, developing both n-type cell and perovskite tandem cell technology.

As a pioneer and technology leader in the solar industry, Qcells has built up its superior brand power over a long time. The Company was selected as ‘Germany’s most popular supplier’ in the Life & Living Award 2020 in the category of solar technology, and also received a ‘Highest Reputation’ seal from Focus Money, achieving first place in the electrical industry category.

With enduring success in the solar module business as a foundation, Qcells is now expanding its business expertise into energy storage solutions, downstream development and the energy retail business. Qcells provides the Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2, a scalable storage solution for the residential segment, with Q.ONNECT, which is its own in-house-developed HEMS (Home Energy Management System). Qcells is also planning to introduce its new flexible ESS solutions later this year. The GES (Green Energy Solutions) business division manages Qcells’ downstream business, and has ambitious plans in 2021 to develop and build numerous solar power projects mainly throughout Europe and the U.S. Recently, Qcells sold Roppey Solar, an 81 megawatt (MW) solar project in Cooke County, Texas, the U.S., after overseeing development and EPC.

Qcells’ DES (Distributed Energy Solutions) business division manages the burgeoning energy retail business. As of now, Qcells is providing energy retail service in Germany and Japan, with plans to adapt and expand these services to other nations shortly. In Germany, Qcells offers a Q.ENERGY tariff, which supplies green electricity from 100% renewable sources in Germany and Austria to homeowners and small- and medium-sized companies. With its power contracting and solar leasing services, Qcells also offers companies in Germany access to affordable renewable electricity from their own rooftop, without the need for an upfront investment.

Mr. Hee Cheul (Charles) Kim, CEO of Qcells, said: “Qcells 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: Qcells. A key tenet of our vision is to provide affordable and smart energy solutions through technology and innovation.”

About Qcells

Qcells is one of the world’s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ) and Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ) with its diverse international manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Malaysia, China, and South Korea. Qcells offers the full spectrum of photovoltaic products, applications and solutions, from cells and modules to kits to systems to large-scale solar power plants. Through its growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East, Qcells provides excellent services and long-term partnerships to its customers in the utility, commercial, governmental and residential markets. For more information, visit: www.q-cells.com.

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