Europe´s largest provider of photovoltaic solutions, Hanwha Q CELLS, announced that it has completed its first solar park in Portugal as engineering, procurement and construction provider (EPC). The installation in the municipality of Montijo (South-East of Lisbon) features around 51,000 of Q CELLS Q.PRO-G3 modules. The power plant has been fully connected to the grid in May 2014. The 13.3 MWp plant is expected to provide clean energy to some 5,475 local households with an average consumption of 4,000 kWh per year. Hanwha Q CELLS has built the plant within five weeks, with an additional time for connecting it to the grid and completing all test runs. Since 2009, Hanwha Q CELLS´ EPC team has reduced the construction time for one MWp from 3.9 days to less than a day. The fast construction as well as the successive connection to the grid thanks to modular power plant construction significantly reduce costs, ensure earliest possible yields and thus enable a quick return on investment (ROI).
Hanwha Q CELLS demonstrates advantages as provider of complete Power Plant Solutions
Hanwha Q CELLS has installed more than 600 MW of solar power plants with outputs over 1 MWp since 2007. As one of only a few players, Hanwha Q CELLS offers all development as well as planning and construction work from one source and provides financial stability as part of the Korean Top-Ten and Global FORTUNE 500 company Hanwha Group. The PV farm is yet another proof point for the company´s growing global footprint, especially highlighting its expertise as an EPC.
“The PV system in Portugal proves Hanwha Q CELLS´ expertise as full-service-provider regarding the development and EPC of PV power plants,” said Frank Danielzik, Vice President Development/Sales & EPC at Hanwha Q CELLS. “Investors in PV projects are looking for reliable contractors offering top-quality modules, excellent services and strong financial stability to guarantee their project´s successful realization as well as long-term operation.”