Largest solar system on company rooftop in Ireland powered by Hanwha Q CELLS modules
Thalheim, Germany / Dublin, Ireland, September 4, 2017 – A 420 kW solar system powers the chocolate production at Butlers Chocolates headquarters in Dublin. Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH, German subsidiary of the world´s largest producer of high performance solar cells, Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL), provided 1.590 Q.PRO G4 high performance and high quality solar modules. The rooftop installation was constructed by Hanwha Q CELLS partner Gaelectric Energy Solutions DAC, a company experienced in realizing PV systems for different applications in Ireland. The demonstration project will be Gaelectric’s first “behind the meter” installation, the energy will be used exclusively to power Butlers Chocolates production facility.
Daire Friel, Business Development Manager for Gaelectric Energy, said: “By applying solar systems, companies can largely disconnect from rising energy prices and substantially save on electricity cost in the long run. The 420 kWp demonstration project at Butlers Chocolates is a strong evidence for that, as it will supply approximately 14% of the base load electricity requirement of the company. We look forward to a meaningful support scheme for renewable energy projects, in order to utilize the so far untapped solar potential of Ireland.”
Sean Collier, Key Account Manager for Ireland at Hanwha Q CELLS said: “We are proud to partner with Gaelectric for solar energy projects in Ireland. High quality and high performance modules integrated into a high quality system installation are the basis for sustainable solar investments that pay-off for investors.”
About Hanwha Q CELLS
Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:HQCL) is a global leading photovoltaic manufacturer of high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, it has Technology and Innovation HQ in Thalheim, Germany and manufacturing facilities in Malaysia and China. Hanwha Q CELLS offers solar modules, photovoltaic systems solution and large-scale solar power plants. Through its growing global business network spanning North America, Asia, Europe, South America, and the Middle East, the company provides excellent services and long-term partnership to its customers in the utility, commercial, government and residential markets. Hanwha Q CELLS is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm and a Top 10 business enterprise in South Korea.
Founded in 2004, Gaelectirc have become a leader in development, operation and management of renewable energy projects in wind, bioenergy and solar on the island of Ireland and in Great Britain. We have 188MW of wind generation connected to the grid and a further 424MW of wind, biomass and 3rd party contracts under asset management.Our Trading and Markets team are providing an energy market and trading service, our team’s understanding of regulatory developments, market design & trading is unparalleled in the all-island market. By actively participating on all I-SEM market change working groups (including DS3 and I-SEM) and the market committees of IWEA, NIRIG and Electricity Association of Ireland we can translate our unique insights into value for our clients. Our Energy Solutions Team are providing behind the meter renewable energy solutions to our customers on an Energy Contracting (ESCo) basis. This means our customers can enjoy the benefits of on-site renewable technologies with no capital or operational risk. These services are provided on a pay as your use basis over a long term agreement.