Tokyo, Japan, February 25, 2019
Hanwha Qcells Japan ("Qcells" or “The Company”), the Japanese subsidiary of one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., will unveil a suite of new solar energy solutions designed to meet the evolving needs of the Japanese residential and commercial and industrial (C&I) markets at the Smart Grid Expo held at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan, between February 27 and March 1.
The ethos of Qcells Japan’s updated range of products is driven by the maturation of the residential solar sector, which has begun its transition towards a post-FIT (Feed-in Tariff) landscape where consuming rather than selling solar energy will play a larger role.
A changing energy sector needs new energy solutions
FIT payments used to be the main driving force for Japan’s small-scale solar energy sector. However, Japan’s solar market has undergone significant changes in recent months as the government has ended the sequential increase of the FIT. Allied to an increasing desire for homeowners to ‘disaster-proof’ their power supply, solutions designed to meet the demands of the Japanese electricity sector have begun to emerge.
Japan’s government remains determined to make renewable energy a major energy source, and the market itself is now moving towards independence from FIT with the growth in self-consumption and even selling subsidy-free electricity at a large scale. At the forthcoming Smart Grid and PV Expo in Tokyo, Qcells Japan will showcase its unique energy solutions that have been designed to help homeowners join this post-FIT solar energy landscape.
Visitors to the Qcells Japan booth (Venue 29 – 52, East Hall 4) at the Smart Grid Expo can learn more about the range of new products and services on display thanks to a full program of in-booth presentations that will be held over the course of the three-day expo. This includes a presentation on PV and storage market insights from Germany, which has long pioneered new trends and technologies in green energy.
There will also be a short presentation revealing the forthcoming Q.HOME ZERO service from Qcells Japan, which is a solar energy solution that makes it easier for homeowners to self-consume their energy by removing the upfront costs of a solar system.
Also at the Qcells Japan booth will be a range of new products specifically designed for the Japanese market. These include five new inverter products and a range of new storage solutions, both branded by Qcells Japan as well as non-branded battery systems. Additionally, the Qcells Japan booth will also exhibit four of the latest Qcells solar modules available for Japan’s residential and industrial sectors.
Junichi Katayama, Marketing Head at Qcells Japan, said: “We are very excited to launch this new suite of services and products at the Smart Grid Expo in Tokyo. This is the first year that Qcells Japan has exhibited in the Smart Grid Expo rather than the PV Expo, because we believe that as a company it is important to transition towards becoming a full service provider of energy to better reflect the changing demands of the Japanese market”.
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Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (“Hanwha 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 Malaysia, China, and South Korea. Hanwha 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, Hanwha Qcells provides excellent services and long-term partnerships to its customers in the utility, commercial, governmental and residential markets. Hanwha Qcells is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm and a Top 10 business enterprise in South Korea. For more information, visit: http://www.q-cells.com.
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