solar-konzept and Hanwha Q CELLS grid connect two solar power plants totalling 16.4 MW in northern Germany

- Hanwha Q CELLS supplied close to 60,000 solar modules for two PV plants of solar-konzept GmbH in Zarrentin am Schaalsee

- Both projects were grid connected on May 2, 2017

-Q.PLUS solar modules with Q.ANTUM technology win solar-konzept over with high yield and low levelized costs of electricity (LCOE)

Thalheim, Germany, May 2, 2017Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH, German subsidiary of the globally leading solar module manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL), and solar-konzept GmbH have put two solar power plants totalling 16.4 MW into operation in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany. The companies made the announcement today in a joint statement. solar-konzept GmbH has developed and built the two photovoltaic power plants on adjoining plots in the Zarrentin am Schaalsee region. Hanwha Q CELLS supplied close to 60.000 Q CELLS brand photovoltaic modules for two solar parks, where they will generate over 17,000 MWh of clean energy a year and save around 10,000 tons of CO2. The sustainable electricity from the plant is produced by Q.PLUS BFR-G4.1 Q CELLS solar modules with 275 Wp and fed into the power grid. Q CELLS modules have set themselves apart from the competition based on the superior yield which they attain even in low-light conditions and at high temperatures, thanks to Q.ANTUM technology. This lets you cut down on LCOE and increase the efficiency of your plant.­

Karen Kedziora, Managing Director of solar-konzept GmbH, says: "With around 140 MW worth of completed solar projects in Germany, solar-konzept is an experienced photovoltaic developer and implementer. We know the difference that the power and quality of the solar modules make for a solar power plant. And that's why we're thrilled to have found such a reputable and reliable module supplier as Hanwha Q CELLS for both large projects in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern." Marco Schweitzer, Key Account Manager at Hanwha Q CELLS, commented: "We'd like to thank solar-konzept GmbH for entrusting us with this large project. Thanks to Q.ANTUM technology, our Q.PLUS BFR-G4.1 solar modules will be able to reward this trust with power and endurance".

Q.ANTUM makes the difference

Hanwha Q CELLS developed, matured, and marketed Q.ANTUM technology. It is based on rear surface passivation of the solar cell (PERC), in which sunlight is reflected from the rear surface back into the cell, where it can be transformed into more electricity. In addition, Q.ANTUM comprises a number of other technological features. Together, they result in solar modules with significantly more power in a variety of conditions, including low-light in the morning and evening hours or in cloudy weather and at high temperatures in the summer. Q.ANTUM is arguably the most mature PERC-based technology in the photovoltaic industry. This is backed by the over 3.7 gigawatts of  Q.ANTUM solar cells mass produced since 2012, as well as the latest efficiency world record set by a Q.ANTUM prototype in June 2016. The prototype was the first standard-sized multicrystalline solar module to reach 19.5% module efficiency and break the 300 W barrier.

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. For more information, visit:

About solar-konzept

solar-konzept is a German based company with more than thirteen years of project experience. We develop and structure sustainable investments for large-scale photovoltaic projects. We cover the entire value chain in a project life from early stage development, engineering and construction, quality management and operation and maintenance. Here we pursue a policy of fair and partnership-oriented cooperation with the individual project partners. Since its establishment in 2003, solar-konzept has completed photovoltaic projects totalling over 137 MWp, all of which meet the demanding requirements for technical quality and perform in line with the economic projections. We are currently looking for PV projects of 500 kWp and upwards that are completed or under development, on open spaces or roofs, with a focus on Germany, the Netherlands and Europe in general.

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