Q CELLS modules continue to meet stringent low-carbon testing
Carbon footprint of 300 kg-eq/C0²/kWc achieved for Q.PEAK and Q.PEAK DUO module series
Hanwha Q CELLS has received a carbon footprint (CFP) certification of 300 kg-eq/CO²/kWc in France for its high-efficiency Q.PEAK and Q.PEAK DUO module series. In achieving another low carbon footprint result, Q CELLS further solidifies its leadership in sustainability.
Such certification is not a requirement in Australia, which under current policies, will see its carbon emissions increasing by 0.3% per year despite having one of the highest levels of solar penetration in the world¹. Australians looking to help reach the national target (15-17% decrease in emissions by 2030) can find now find even more confidence in the high-performance Q CELLS products.
The French, third-party laboratory, Certisolis, has certified that Q CELLS modules had met low carbon footprint metrics. The Certisolis certificate is highly regarded as the rigorous testing ensures that the processes that go into the entire lifecycle of the module meet specified low-carbon criteria. The certificate allows Q CELLS to participate in solar tenders in France, a country that has set aggressive targets for tackling carbon.
With the latest issue of the PPE (Multi-Annual Energy Program), France’s solar power sector has been set ambitious annual growth targets of up to 44.5 GWp by 2028. Currently, solar capacity in France is just under 9 GW.
Stephan Maurel and Laurent Bodin, Head of Sales France, added: “Hanwha Q CELLS has long seen the excellent opportunity for France to shift more and more of its energy supply to renewables, solar in particular. By doing so in the most eco-friendly way possible, we believe that France can become a role model for other nations to follow.”
Q CELLS Leads in Sustainability
The news of this certification comes on the back of Hanwha Q CELLS publishing its 2018 sustainability report. This report outlines the many ways the Company is addressing environmental issues through eco-conscious management decisions and activities.
“The entire value chain of Hanwha Q CELLS is committed to clean energy and low-carbon values, which is why we are pleased to be once again recognised in France for our commitment to lowering our carbon footprint. As a global leader in solar cell and module technology, we pride ourselves in setting the best example, and continue to appreciate France’s vision and leadership in this regard, too.”
Hanwha Q CELLS’ Head of EU Sales, Maengyoon Kim added: “We are encouraged that the efforts of the French government to lower its carbon footprint align perfectly with our own as a company.”