Qcells secures EuPD Research 'Top Brand PV' seal accolade for record seventh consecutive year

In securing this award, Qcells becomes one of only three module manufacturers to receive the EuPD seal for seven years running in Europe, and five years running in Australia.

[Berlin, Germany, February 4, 2020] Qcells, a renowned total energy solution provider in solar, energy storage, downstream project business and energy retail, has become one of only three solar brands to be awarded the EuPD Research ‘Top Brand PV’ seal for a record seven consecutive years in Europe. Qcells has also been recognized as a leading solar brand in Australia for the fifth year in a row.

The ‘Top Brand PV’ seal is awarded by internationally renowned research institute EuPD Research to companies that receive excellent feedback and ratings in its Global PV InstallerMonitor survey, which compiles the opinions of participating solar installers located across a number of leading solar markets.

In securing the ‘Top Brand PV 2020’ seal for modules, Qcells was once again ranked highly for its commitment to product quality and service, built upon a solid brand recognition that has come to stand for consistency and reliability across 20 years in the solar industry.

A new decade for raising the bar even higher

The Qcells brand is now thriving into its third decade, and begins the 2020s as it ended the 2010s --- intent on steering solar energy towards even wider mainstream acceptance and importance across the globe. To achieve this, accolades such as the EuPD Research seal are a vital component in ensuring and maintaining high standards, transparency and trust within the industry.

The EuPD Research Global PV InstallerMonitor surveys more than 100 installers in each nation to impartially gauge which solar companies --- module, inverter, wholesalers and storage --- regularly surpass expectations in terms of service and product performance. Such a process helps to drive standards higher each year, engendering gability to provide higher return of investment with enhanced quality and reliable products.

For Qcells, pursuing and securing excellence in module performance and brand recognition will continue to play a vital role in 2018, Qcells has also pivoted towards becoming a total energy solution provider, and offers both a flexible storage solution --- in the form of its Q.HOME⁺ ESS AC-G2 AC-coupled battery --- and also the Q.HOME⁺ ESS HYB-G2, which is a modular system that can be scaled to meet the specific storage needs of the customer. These products --- available in a number of European markets --- are complemented in Germany by Q.ENERGY, which offers customers100 % green electricity, regardless of whether they have their own solar system installed or not. In Australia too, Qcells has boosted its ESS business with the launch of its Q.HOME package as the company widens its portfolio of fully integrated energy solutions that enable homeowners and small businesses to take complete control of their energy destiny.

Mr. Hee Cheul (Charles) Kim, CEO of Qcells, said: "Qcells is proud to have received the 'Top Brand PV' seal for seven consecutive years and we will continue this legacy of reliability, quality and trust into the next decade. The 2020s will see a massive evolution in the way the world generates, consumes and shares energy, and Qcells hopes to play a major role in this transition as we move towards becoming a total renewable energy solutions provider.

"The winning of this award for module brand quality is nevertheless a reminder of the excellent standards that Qcells sets, and upholds, in the field of solar module technology. As the company evolves, expect to see even greater innovation and quality emerging from our world-class solar cell and module R&D facilities over the coming months and years."

About Qcells

Qcells is a renowned total energy solution provider in solar, energy storage, downstream project business and energy retail. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ) and Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ) with its diverse international manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Malaysia, China, and South Korea. Through its growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East, Qcells provides excellent services and long-term partnerships to its customers in the utility, commercial, governmental and residential markets. For more information, visit: www.q-cells.com. Safe-Harbor Statement

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Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH
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