Hanwha Q Cells powers 500 kW C&I installation in Greece


Hanwha Q Cells GmbH today announced its involvement in one of the largest solar net-metering projects in Greece.

More than 1,750 Q.PLUS-G4.3 multicrystalline solar modules of the Q Cells brand were selected by Greek solar distributor and EPC Company Active Energy Solutions for installation at a 500 kWp solar array at the Exalco Aluminum factory in Larisa, Greece.

Exalco is one of the largest manufacturing firms in the country, and with this large solar PV array – which was installed in just two months and is now grid-connected – has signaled its intent to help accelerate Greece’s renewable energy journey, which is once again picking up pace.

Recently, Greece energy regulator RAE received applications for 300 MW of solar PV to be tendered throughout 2018, building the foundations for more large-scale solar capacity to be added in 2019. The country’s net-metering scheme, meanwhile, continues to deliver a sizeable portion of PV electricity to the grid.

High quality PV solutions for net-metering peace of mind

Active Energy Solutions was eager to ensure that Exalco’s foray into the solar market was an instantly positive one, which is why the installer selected Q Cells’ Q.PLUS-G4.3 module series.

These 60-cell modules boast a power capacity of up to 290 Wp and offer a versatile and reliable solution to customers looking to generate long-term yields. The modules deliver excellent performance in low-light conditions and harsh climates – making them ideal for Exalco’s commercial rooftop that sits under Larisa’s unforgiving sun in the heart of the country.

Vassilis Lazaridis, Sales Representative, Greece, Hanwha Q Cells, said, “Greece’s reverse solar auctions and long-standing net-metering scheme are proving to be positive and pivotal tools in helping to restart growth in the Greek solar sector. The new FIT rates are very competitive, while projects such as this 500 kWp Exalco installation highlight just how vital solar energy can be in helping businesses lower their energy bills.”

A spokesperson for Active Energy Solutions added,“Exalco’s new 500 kWp solar rooftop system is one of the largest net-metering projects in Greece. We wanted to ensure that the system would be cost-effective and reliable, while also constructed using high quality solar modules.




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