Greater than 120,000 low-carbon footprint Q CELLS photo voltaic modules have been put in by TotalEnergies on the 55 MWp undertaking website in Gien (close to Orléans), which was part-funded by native residents.
A pioneering new photo voltaic PV plant in France, constructed by French international multi-energy firm TotalEnergies utilizing Q CELLS modules, goals to set a brand new commonplace in community-supported, low-carbon renewable power manufacturing.
Totalling 55 MWp, the lately accomplished 75 hectare photo voltaic farm northeast of Gien, in central-northern France, produces as much as 64 GWh of fresh photo voltaic electrical energy a 12 months – sufficient to fulfill the ability consumption wants of 38,000 native households. That is the equal of eradicating 550,000 tons of CO2 from the ambiance over the plant’s estimated 30-year lifetime.
However what actually units the photo voltaic farm other than commonplace PV initiatives is the dedication from each TotalEnergies and Q CELLS to ship one thing greater than a typical renewable power plant.
For TotalEnergies – which at the moment has a ten GW renewable power portfolio globally and is aiming for 35 GW by 2025 on the highway to its 2050 web zero carbon goal – it was important to incorporate the native stakeholders within the undertaking improvement.
For TotalEnergies’ companion Q CELLS, the undertaking provides the right alternative to showcase not solely the efficiency and reliability of the corporate’s Q.PEAK DUO L-G6.3 modules, of which a complete of 126,000 have been put in, but additionally the low-carbon credentials of this module collection.
Q CELLS was one of many first main module producers to fulfill the French Power Regulatory Fee’s (CRE) low-carbon footprint (CFP) certification for utility-scale PV tenders, and has taken nice strides over the previous couple of years to develop a cleaner photo voltaic provide chain for its supplies and parts.
The Q.PEAK DUO L-G6.3 modules have been amongst the primary from Q CELLS to be licensed by Certisolis as low-CFP parts, and the corporate is poised to launch its newest low-CFP modules collection – the Q.PEAK DUO XL-G10 and Q.PEAK DUO XL-G11 – into France in Q2 subsequent 12 months.
Q CELLS’ Q.PEAK DUO module collection depends on the corporate’s patented passivation know-how, Q.ANTUM, which permits photo voltaic cells to higher and extra effectively seize and convert daylight into power than conventional photo voltaic cells. Q CELLS has efficiently defended its possession of this know-how patent – the ‘689 patent – in Germany since 2019, and continues to implement its authorized rights to uphold the values of this patent, thus making certain a good, wholesome and revolutionary photo voltaic know-how panorama in Europe and past.
Q CELLS’ dedication to repeatedly bettering the photo voltaic trade extends past defending technological innovation. It additionally extends to the ecological footprint of the manufacturing chain. These efforts are usually not solely evident or these low-CFP modules, but additionally in Q CELLS’ standing as a founding member of the Extremely Low-Carbon Photo voltaic Alliance (ULCSA) within the USA; its declaration of the Korean RE100 and – by way of mom firm Hanwha Options – and its latest funding in REC Silicon, which can assist Q CELLS safe a steady provide of polysilicon made utilizing low carbon hydropower.
Q CELLS’ Head of Utility Gross sales France, Laurent Bodin, stated: “We’re delighted to have been chosen by TotalEnergies for his or her largest photo voltaic undertaking in France. Q CELLS is 100% dedicated to serving to to energy France’s renewable revolution with low-CFP photo voltaic modules, as a result of the ethos of the CRE – to make use of solely the lowest-impact supplies for clear power initiatives – matches completely that of Q CELLS, which is enterprise large efforts globally to cut back its carbon footprint and lead from the entrance when it comes to eco-friendly enterprise follow.”
About Q CELLS
Q CELLS is likely one of the world’s largest and most acknowledged photovoltaic producers for its high-performance, high-quality photo voltaic cells and modules. It’s headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (International Government HQ) and Thalheim, Germany (Know-how & Innovation HQ) with its numerous worldwide manufacturing amenities within the U.S., Malaysia, China, and South Korea. Q CELLS provides the complete spectrum of photovoltaic merchandise, purposes and options, from cells and modules to kits to methods to large-scale solar energy vegetation. By means of its rising international enterprise community spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa and the Center East, Q CELLS supplies glorious providers and long-term partnerships to its prospects within the utility, business, governmental and residential markets. For extra info, go to: http://www.q-cells.com.