Cells, modules, systems
The best way to a successful future is to actively create it. That’s why we’re investing in key business divisions. Since the company was founded, Hanwha Q CELLS has developed itself into one of the largest photovoltaics companies in the world. The focus alongside the cell business is the module and system business. There we can see the best perspectives for a successful expansion of our business activities.
Solar cells by Hanwha Q CELLS – the proven successful product: Since the start of production in 2001, our cells are a guarantee for our success as well as our customers'. And they stay that way in a continuously changing market: high quality, reliable, successful.
We have established the 6 inch format as a standard worldwide. We continue to research innovations with potential.
Solar panels from Hanwha Q CELLS: the key element in Hanwha Q CELLS crystalline solar panels is always the quality of the solar cells. This is why Hanwha Q CELLS offers one of the most extensive technology portfolios of any photovoltaic brand. Our customers can find a suitable solution for optimal yields which matches all their requirements. Our extensive experience in the systems business combined with our solar manufacturing expertise and Hanwha's global network form the basis for transforming Hanwha Q CELLS into a market-leading supplier in the solar panel sector.
The Hanwha Q CELLS system business: we have been building large solar power plants in record time since 2009. In the same year, we also became one of the largest system integrators in the world. Our expertise and the fact that all core components are supplied from a single source ensure that we are the most sought-after solutions provider in the photovoltaics industry. It is our aim to use this business model and our global market position as a basis for developing other regional markets.
No standing still
The sun never goes down in the Hanwha Q CELLS think tank. And our efficiency ratios reach record values!
Working with partners in a solution-oriented manner: personal contact with our partners and customers is particularly important to us.
The Q CELLS guarantee
Reliable guarantee arrangements for planning certainty.
As a rooftop facility this system powers a detached family home. And you too will produce solar electricity!
Hanwha Q CELLS only needed five months to build this free-standing facility which now generates an impressive 53 MWp!
Established in late 1999, Hanwha Q CELLS, known as Q-Cells AG at that time, launched silicon solar cell production in the first six months of 2001 with just 19 employees. Today, Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH is part of the South Korean Hanwha business conglomerate and employs around 1,500 employees worldwide. Within a few years of its founding, Hanwha Q CELLS evolved from a solar cell manufacturer to become a leading photovoltaics enterprise. Its extensive product portfolio ranges from solar cells and crystalline and thin-film solar panels through to complete photovoltaic systems. Hanwha Q CELLS develops and manufactures its products at its headquarters in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany and as well in Selangor, Malaysia. When it comes to marketing, Hanwha Q CELLS benefits from Hanwha's global sales network.
BSW - Federal Solar Industry Association
The German Federal Solar Industry Association (Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft e.V - BSW-Solar) has approximately 1,000 solar companies representing the interests of the German solar industry. The association acts as an informant, consultant and mediator in the interaction between business, government and consumers.
EPIA – the European Photovoltaic Industry Association – is the most powerful voice of photovoltaics in Europe, with Members active along the whole solar PV value chain: from silicon, cells and module production to systems development and PV electricity generation as well as marketing and sales. EPIA’s mission is to give its global membership a distinct and effective voice in the European market, especially in the EU.
As a leading collection and recycling program in Europe, PV CYCLE offers comprehensive solutions for waste disposal and WEEE compliance of PV modules. This is commercially available for all PV technologies.
It makes us proud that Hanwha Q CELLS and its employees consistently receive special recognition for their work. This is a selection of the awards and prizes received:
Sustainable Energy Europe Award 2010
Sustainable Energy Europe Award 2010: In March 2010 Q-Cells SE was awarded the ‘Sustainable Energy Europe Award’ for the communications campaign ‘Sun-Sun-Sun’. The prize went to the Q CELLS campaign partners Sharp and MTV for the special commitment to energy efficiency, environmentally friendly transport and promotion of renewable energy.
Business of the Year 2009
Business of the Year 2009: In April 2009 Q-Cells SE was given the European Business Award in the ‘Business of the Year’ category. This prize is used to honour companies that combine exceptional financial results, strong growth and market leadership in their sector with innovative business strategies.
Ökomanager des Jahres (Eco Manager of the Year) 2008:
Ökomanager des Jahres (Eco Manager of the Year) 2008: In November 2008, Anton Milner, CEO of Q-Cells SE, was honoured with the ‘Eco Manager of the Year’ award. This award is annually given by the environmental foundation WWF together with the economic magazine Capital. They selected Anton Milner because Q CELLS did decisive pioneering work in the fight against climate change.
Germany’s Best Employer 2008
Germany’s Best Employer 2008: In February 2008, Q-Cells SE was given the ‘Germany’s Best Employer 2008' award. Trusting relationships between management and workforce, dedicated employees and an animated team spirit are central criteria for this award. The award is given by the Great Place to Work® Institute Deutschland in cooperation with the Forschungsinstitut psychonomics SE, the Initiative Neue Qualität der Arbeit (INQA) and the economic magazine Capital.
Beruf und Familie (Career and Family) 2007/2008
Beruf und Familie (Career and Family) 2007/2008: The Anhalt-Bitterfeld district awarded Q-Cells SE as the ‘Most Family Friendly Company’ in 2007 and 2008. This prize is awarded every year to companies that implement a family friendly personnel policy and promote the balance between career and family. Family awareness measures are a rewarding investment in the future and increase both the employee’s motivation and their creativity and innovative ability.
Deloitte Technology Fast 50
Deloitte Technology Fast 50: Q-Cells SE was awarded in October 2007 with the ‘Sustained Excellence Award’. This prize is awarded by the audit and consultancy company Deloitte Deutschland as part of its Technology Fast 50 competition. It recognises companies that, along with long-term growth, particularly distinguish themselves through innovative ability, entrepreneurial spirit and outstanding performance. Next to the Fast 50 criterion of increased turnover, Deloitte assesses the competitive position, the management and the corporate culture along with the financial performance indicators of 2006.
Deloitte Technology Fast 50
Deloitte Technology Fast 50: Q-Cells SE takes first place in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the fastest growing technology companies in Germany. The ranking is based on the cumulative percentage turnover growth rates of the past five years, in this case from 2001 to 2005. Q-Cells SE was able to attain growth of 33.019 percent in this time period.
German Entrepreneur Prize
German Entrepreneur Prize: Q-Cells SE won the German Entrepreneur Prize 2005 as best company in the ‘climber’ category. In the ‘climber’ category, an up to five year old company is awarded that grows strongly and has created secure jobs.
Europe 500: Q-Cells SE achieved 9th place amongst the fastest growing companies in Europe in 2005, which was published on the Europe's 500 list. In 2006 it reached 12th place and the company also received the special prize in the ‘Innovation’ category. This ranking of European companies is annually compiled by the ‘Entrepreneurs for Growth’ association with the support of Microsoft and KPMG.
Ethics in Business
Ethics in Business: For its outstanding dedication in the area of environment and society, Q-Cells SE received the ‘Ethics in Business’ award. The quality award is given to medium sized businesses that operate honestly, sustainably and systematically above and beyond the legal requirements.
Our sustainability report
Read the short version of Hanwha Q CELLS sustainability report directly online.