[Berlin, 19 January 2021] It is a Hamburg landmark: the Nautical Headquarters on Bubendeyufer ensures order in the Port of Hamburg and coordinates shipping traffic in the port. A lot of energy is needed there to operate the electronically controlled monitoring and regulation of ship movements in the Port of Hamburg. Qcells, a globally successful full-service provider of clean energy solutions in the areas of solar plants, solar power plants, energy storage and electricity contracts, has implemented a photovoltaic plant with Q.PEAK DUO solar modules for self-power supply in cooperation with the Hamburg-based company Nordic Solar GmbH.
The 53 kWp system will produce more than 45,000 kWh of clean energy per year for the operation of the nautical headquarters and will also help to save more than 27 t of CO2 annually. Without the work of the navigators employed at the Nautical Headquarters, shipping traffic in the Port of Hamburg would not function.
More than 9,000 seagoing vessels arrive at the port every year to tranship their goods. Added to this are a further 12,000 ship movements within the port. The Nautical Control Centre coordinates all these ship movements to enable efficient and time-optimised use of the port.
"We need a lot of energy for the electronically controlled display of ship movements and the air conditioning in the Nautical Control Centre, which is very much reflected in our operating costs. So it was obvious for us to think about alternatives. So we quickly came up with the plan to use a solar system to cover a significant part of our energy needs simply with self-produced solar power. This way we reduce our energy costs and increase our sustainability at the same time," says Kevin Koch, planning engineer at the HPA.
"In the Hamburg company Nordic Solar GmbH and Qcells, we then found the ideal partners to implement this project with high efficiency and quality." "It was important to us to plan and realise a solar plant that was optimally tailored to the needs and local conditions of the Nautical Headquarters. Performance and quality play a particularly important role for us, because we want to ensure that the customer does not have to worry about the reliability and performance of his solar system. That's why we chose solar modules from Qcells," says Christiane Meyer-Pohl, Managing Director of Nordic Solar GmbH.
Qcells is one of the world’s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. 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. Qcells offers the full spectrum of photovoltaic products, applications and solutions, from cells and modules to kits to systems to large-scale solar power plants. 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.
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