PERC has become the new standard for high-efficiency solar cell technology. Hanwha Q Cells says it is the first to exceeded the 10 GW production mark for PERC solar cells. (Photo Credit: Hanwha Q Cells)
- Hanwha Q Cells has announced it has exceeded 10 GW of its Q.Antum solar cells based on PERC technology
- It says this is the first time ever that the 10 GW production output mark has been achieved for any PERC technology
- The company now aims to reach 20 GW production milestone for the Q.Antum cell
South Korean solar PV cell producer Hanwha Q Cells says it has surpassed 10 GW of Q.Antum solar cell production making it the ‘first time ever for any PERC technology’. It will exit 2018 having produced over 2.5 billion individual such cells since it commercialized the technology in 2012.
The company has been using its Q.Antum proprietary solar cell technology, that uses passivated emitter rear-side cell (PERC) technology, for its Q.Peak and Q.Plus module series. Hanwha has over 5 GW of global Q.Antum annual cell production capacity. It will now be chasing the 20 GW milestone. In May 2018, it announced a module factory in Georgia, United States that will use its PERC technology (see Hanwha Q Cells Plans US Module Factory).
In the free TaiyangNews’ 2018 PERC Solar Cell Technology report our team provides an overview on the latest developments in PERC technology.