USA

EPC BUSINESS AND WORLDWIDE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

Hanwha Q CELLS USA

A financially strong and experienced partner for your turnkey solar power plant


With 170+ MW developed and installed, Hanwha Q CELLS USA Corporation has extensive experience developing projects in the USA*. Our team of seasoned professionals cumulates more than 100 years of direct project development experience and has been involved in the development of 5 GW of solar energy. Additionally, we have teams specifically focused on developments in Mexico, Central USA, and the Caribbean.

Hanwha Q CELLS is a financially strong and experienced development partner that continuously seeks the right investment opportunities across the USA. Among other success stories, Hanwha Q CELLS USA built the first utility-scale solar farm on a Superfund site and succeeded, at a reasonable cost – overcoming a barrier frustrating project developers for decades.


Our experienced development professionals manage land acquisition, environmental studies, permitting and entitlement, utility interconnection, power off-take, EPC contracting, pro-forma financial modeling, insurance, and other project development matters.

Our approach is highly customized to the specific opportunity, and we will either originate, acquire, or co-develop projects. We will work directly with commercial and utility firms to originate projects, but we also have interest in a balanced portfolio of early, mid, and late stage projects for acquisition and co-development.


* This section of the website includes examples of projects developed by Hanwha Q CELLS USA, an affiliate of Hanwha Q CELLS Co. Ltd


Maywood - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

The Maywood Solar Farm project transformed an existing 43 acre Superfund site into a 11 MWp solar renewable energy park. Hanwha Q CELLS USA – in coordination with the US EPA, site owner Vertellus Specialties Inc., and other project partners – completed the ground mounted solar array in June 2014. Safeguarding project economics, Hanwha Q CELLS  developed an adaptive construction methodology which resulted in a 93 % volume reduction of site soil movement over conventional construction approaches, while minimizing the potential for exposing known underground hazards.


  • Application
    Power Plant
  • Date of completion
    June 2014
  • Modules
    Q CELLS Q.PRO L 295 Wp & 300 Wp
  • Installed power output
    11 MWp

OSPVF ONTARIO, CANADA

The OSPVF projects were successfully constructed through the harsh North Ontario winter. Hanwha collaborated with Canadian structural engineers to develop a unique pile system. The large helical piles with triple frost protection were developed and installed by Hanwha and 2014 have proven effective for multiple freeze thaw cycles and greater than 6’ frost depth. Several nearby projects had failures due to substandard engineering designs, which caused the racking to fall over after one winter cycle. Many US EPC companies have since abandoned Ontario, but due to our success, Hanwha Q CELLS is actively bidding projects in Ontario.


  • Application
    Power Plant
  • Date of completion
    2014
  • Modules
    Hanwha Solar One HSC 60 Poly Can-Am 255 Wp
  • Installed power output
    42.5 MWp

GARNET PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, USA

Hanwha Q CELLS USA constructed a ground-mounted single-axis tracker system totaling 5 MWp located in North Palm Springs, CA. The project interconnects to SCE's 33 kV distribution system and the energy is sold to SCE under a Power Purchase Agreement.


  • Application
    Power Plant
  • Date of completion
    2014
  • Modules
    Q CELLS Q.PRO L 300 Wp
  • Installed power output
    5 MWp

TIENDAS SORIANA I SAN JOSE, MEXICO

Hanwha Q CELLS USA and Tiendas Soriana S.A. de C.V., Mexico´s second largest retail company, signed a 20-year PPA for 31 MWp at 120 retail locations across Mexico. Hanwha Q CELLS will finance all 31 MWp. For phase I, Hanwha Q CELLS installed 12,000 high efficiency Q CELLS Q.PRO-G3 250 Wp panels to provide 3.05 MWp of combined generation capacity.


  • Application
    Power Plant
  • Date of completion
    2014
  • Modules
    Q CELLS Q.PRO-G3
  • Installed power output
    3.05 MWp

KREP OAHU, HAWAII, USA

With an installed capacity of 6.2 MWp, the Kalaeloa Renewable Energy Park is the largest solar photovoltaic project on Oahu. The project generates approximately 9 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year, enough to power 1,000 homes and supply approximately half a percent (0.5%) of the generation capacity for the Island of Oahu.


  • Application
    Power Plant
  • Date of completion
    2013
  • Modules
    Hanwha Solar HSL72-P6-300T
  • Installed power output
    6.2 MWp

STARWOOD I-III SAULT ST. MARIE, CANADA

This large solar power plant consists of three individual plants. They were installed between 2010 and 2011 to supply the province of Ontario, Canada with clean electricity. All modules, as well as the entire engineering, planning, and construction, were provided and implemented by Q-CELLS SE.


  • Application
    Power Plant
  • Date of completion
    2011
  • Modules
    Q CELLS Q.PRO L 285 Wp
  • Installed power output
    66 MWp