ISM Group And Hanwha Q Cells Grid Connect 4.5 MW Solar Power Plant In Thuringia, Germany
The ISM Group and Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH, the German subsidiary of the world´s largest producer of solar cells Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (“Hanwha Q CELLS”), have commissioned a 4.5 MW solar power plant in the town of Eckolstädt in the Saaleplatte district of Thuringia, Germany. The ground-mounted system comprises 16,928 Q CELLS brand solar modules and will produce enough sustainable electricity to power approximately 1,600 homes. The project took the ISM Group from Bitterfeld just 3 months to develop, construct and grid connect. The leading international solar module manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS, whose Technology & Quality HQ is located in Thalheim, in the district of Bitterfeld, supplied the high-quality solar modules for the farm. The plant in Eckolstädt is already the 7th solar power plant for which the ISM Group has partnered with Hanwha Q CELLS as their module provider.
Module quality is crucial
The ISM Group is a seasoned developer, builder and operator of all types of photovoltaic systems and has over 500 MW of photovoltaic systems under its belt. Based on this experience, CEO Tobias Schmidt asserts that “in Germany and Europe, solar power plants remain profitable investments in the long term. The 4.5 MW plant in Thuringia is another successful example of this. Crucial factors for achieving the highest possible profitability are professional planning, streamlined and careful plant construction and, above all, the performance and quality of the solar modules.” PV modules from Hanwha Q CELLS are optimal not only for their high power classes and durability but also for their outstanding energy yields even in low light conditions such as at dusk or dawn or on cloudy days.¬ “This way, we get much more energy out of our modules under real-life conditions, making the solar plant more profitable”, adds Mario Schulte, Expert Specialist Account Manager at Hanwha Q CELLS. “We’d like to thank the ISM Group for their outstanding collaboration. We hope to share more projects with them in 2017”.