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News Article | May 12, 2017
Site: en.prnasia.com

SEOUL, South Korea, May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. ("Hanwha Q CELLS" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: HQCL), one of the world's largest photovoltaic manufacturers of high-quality, high-efficiency solar modules, today announced that it will release its first quarter 2017 financial results before the market opens on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The Company will host a conference call to discuss the results and updated business outlook at 8:00 AM Eastern Time (9:00 PM Korea time). A live webcast of the conference call will be available on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.hanwha-qcells.com or by clicking the following hyperlink: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/iar4z3gn. The dial-in details for the live conference call are as follows: A replay of the call will be available after the conclusion of the conference call on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.hanwha-qcells.com and also by dialing numbers below: Replay time period: May 25, 2017 11:00 ET – June 2, 2017 09:59 ET Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:HQCL) 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 and China. Hanwha Q CELLS offers the full spectrum of photovoltaic products, applications and solutions, from 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, the company provides excellent services and long-term partnership to its customers in the utility, commercial, government and residential markets. Hanwha Q CELLS 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.hanwha-qcells.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hanwha-q-cells-to-announce-first-quarter-2017-financial-results-on-may-25-300456704.html


News Article | May 12, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

A live webcast of the conference call will be available on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.hanwha-qcells.com or by clicking the following hyperlink: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/iar4z3gn. The dial-in details for the live conference call are as follows: A replay of the call will be available after the conclusion of the conference call on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.hanwha-qcells.com and also by dialing numbers below: Replay time period: May 25, 2017 11:00 ET – June 2, 2017 09:59 ET Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL) 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 and China. Hanwha Q CELLS offers the full spectrum of photovoltaic products, applications and solutions, from 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, the company provides excellent services and long-term partnership to its customers in the utility, commercial, government and residential markets. Hanwha Q CELLS 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.hanwha-qcells.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hanwha-q-cells-to-announce-first-quarter-2017-financial-results-on-may-25-300456704.html


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ENERGY.2010.2.1-1 | Award Amount: 7.02M | Year: 2010

The overall objective of the current project is a significant contribution to the dissemination of PV in order to improve the sustainability of the European energy supply and to strengthen the situation of the European PV industry. The approach to reach this overall objective is the development of solar cells which are substantially thinner than todays common practice. We will reduce the current solar cell thickness of typically 180 m down to a minimum of 50 m. At the same time we target to produce solar cells with high efficiencies in the range of 20% light conversion rate into power. The processes will be optimized and transferred into a pilot production line aiming at an efficiency of 19.5% on wafers of 100 m thickness at a yield that is comparable to the one in standard production lines. This shall help to drive down production costs significantly and save Si resources from todays 8 grams per watt to 3 grams per watt. In more detail the following topics are addressed: Wafering from Si ingots, surface passivation, light trapping, solar cell and module processing and handling of the thin wafers The partners of this project form an outstanding consortium to reach the project goals, including four leading European R&D institutes as well as four companies with recorded and published expertise in the field of thin solar cells and modules and handling of such. The project is structured in 10 work packages covering the process chain from wafer to module and the transfer into pilot production already at mid term as well as integral eco-assessment and management tasks.


Patent
Hanwha Q Cells GmbH | Date: 2013-06-07

A solar module with a front side surface and a rear side surface, has a front side encapsulation element which forms the front side surface of the solar module, a multiplicity of solar cells which are connected electrically to one another, a rear side encapsulation element which forms the rear side surface of the solar module with a rear side surface plane and has a polymer plastic film, and at least one plug-in device connecting to a complementary structure. The plug-in device is at least partially laminated into the rear side encapsulation element, in the region of an overlapping section, wherein the rear site encapsulation element has an opening and the plug-in device is arranged at least partially in the opening. The plug-in device projects beyond the rear side surface plane of the solar module by a maximum of 15 mm.


A solar-module frame profile for framing a solar-module laminate. The solar-module frame profile has a frame groove formed from a front-side leg and a rear-side leg and a frame-groove crosspiece which spaces apart the front-side leg and the rear-side leg and from which the legs extend away laterally, forming the frame groove along an opening direction. The front-side leg has a front-side-leg end portion, which is spaced apart from the crosspiece, and a front-side-leg extent portion arranged between the frame-groove crosspiece and the end portion, and defines a front-side-adhesive-bonding plane for bonding the solar-module frame profile to the solar-module-laminate front side. The end portion projects out of the plane in the direction of the rear-side leg by an adhesive-bonding extent. The front-side leg has formed in it an adhesive cavity for accommodating adhesive beyond the adhesive-bonding extent, and/or the end portion has formed in it an adhesive cavity.


Patent
Hanwha Q Cells GmbH | Date: 2014-06-13

A wafer solar cell comprising a semiconductor layer, a back-side emitter layer, a passivation layer arranged on the emitter layer, openings being formed in said passivation layer, and a metallization layer arranged on the passivation layer, wherein the emitter layer, the passivation layer and/or the metallization layer substantially completely covers a solar cell back side, and wherein adjacent to each opening a doping region is formed which extends into the emitter layer and/or into the semiconductor layer and is doped by means of a metal from the metallization layer and/or from the passivation layer. Furthermore, the invention relates to a solar cell production method for producing such a wafer solar cell.


Patent
Hanwha Q Cells GmbH | Date: 2012-06-26

A solar cell includes a semiconductor wafer, at least one dielectric layer arranged on the semiconductor wafer, a metal layer arranged on the dielectric layer, and a contact structure arranged in the dielectric layer such that the contact structure provides an electrical connection between the metal layer and the semiconductor wafer. The contact structure has at least one first structure having a minimum dimension and at least one second structure having a maximum dimension, wherein the minimum dimension and the maximum dimension are defined along a surface of the semiconductor wafer and the minimum dimension of the first structure is greater than the maximum dimension of the second structure.


The invention relates to a solar module and a method for manufacturing a solar module, wherein the solar module comprises at least one solar cell; at least two connection elements (3) for establishing an electrical connection to the at least one solar cell; a bypass component (4) which is connected with the connection elements (3) and a connection box (2), in which the bypass component (4) is provided, wherein the connection box (2) comprises a potting material (6) which covers at least partially the bypass component (4). According to the invention the connection box (2) comprises at least one connection area (7, 7a, 7b) which is free of potting material (6), wherein a bypass component (40) and/or another electronic component is connectable with the connection elements (3) using the connection area (7, 7a, 7b). The invention also relates to a method for repairing and/or retrofitting a solar module.


Patent
Hanwha Q Cells GmbH | Date: 2014-10-23

A solar module having at least one solar cell on the rear-side surface of which a metallization layer is formed, and having a further solar cell, which is electrically connected to the solar cell by means of a conductive connector, the rear-side surface of the solar cell having at least one first surface region, at which the metallization layer is formed with a first layer thickness, and a second surface region, at which the metallization layer has an opening or is formed with a second layer thickness, which is smaller than the first layer thickness, the connector being attached to the solar cell by means of an adhesively-bonded connection in the second surface region.


Patent
Hanwha Q Cells GmbH | Date: 2015-08-28

A solar module rear side encapsulation element having a laminate-type layer construction having at least one polymer plate or polymer foil having a laminate surface. The laminate-type layer construction has at least one protective layer having layer openings. The protective layer covers at least 70% of the laminate surface by a covering area, and due to the layer openings at least 15% and maximum 99.9% of the regions of the solar module rear side encapsulation element lying under the protective layer are covered in the covering area, and the protective layer is formed as a structure made of threads, thus being open to diffusion.

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