Hanwha To Launch New N-Type Solar Module In 2021

Hanwha Q Cells To Invest €15.5 Million On R&D In German Facility; Manufacturer To Launch New N-Type Q.Tron Solar Module In 2021

Hanwha To Launch New N-Type Solar Module In 2021

Hanwha Q Cells’ global R&D headquarters at Thalheim in Germany (in the picture) will produce the company’s latest solar module in 2021 called Q.Tron for which the South Korean group said it is investing an additional €15.5 million. (Photo Credit: Hanwha Q Cells GmbH)

  • Hanwha Q Cells plans to launch a new solar module using N-type and passivating contacts technology in 2021
  • The new product is called Q.Tron and will be based on its improved Q.Antum technology that it calls Q.Antum Neo
  • It has pledged an additional €15.5 million on its German R&D headquarters to drive its next generation solar module technology development

Global solar cell and module producer Hanwha Q Cell GmbH will introduce Q.Tron, a new solar module from the Korean company in 2021, to be built using its Q.Antum Neo N-type technology. It is an improvement over its Q.Antum technology roadmap.

Q.Tron, with its N-type+passivating contacts technology, will likely come with higher efficiencies ‘well above the levels of current P-type modules’.

To this end, the South Korea headquartered company has started investing an additional €15.5 million ($19 million) into its global research and development (R&D) headquarters in Thalheim, near Bitterfeld-Wolfen in Germany. This is on top of €20 million investment into requisite machinery and equipment for next generation PV technology development it pledged in 2020, the company reminded.

These 2 investments along with around €35 million it spends annually on R&D initiatives, Hanwha said it will be investing over €140 million by 2023 on the German location for technological innovation and quality.

“Our precise investment roadmap has been carefully considered to ensure that Q CELLS can continue to shape the next-generation of solar energy technology for many years to come,” said Q Cells CTO Dr. Daniel Jeong.

The German location is also simultaneously working on perovskite tandem solar cell R&D, it added.

Speaking of high power modules, TaiyangNews is holding on May 17/18 a 2-day virtual conference on Very High-Power Solar Modules where global PV manufacturing leaders discuss their latest products just before the world’s largest solar show goes live in June 2021 as SNEC. On #Day 1, for example, JinkoSolar presented a 22.3% efficient n-type based 610W module it will display at SNEC. Register for free here.

About The Author

Anu Bhambhani

SENIOR NEWS EDITOR Anu is our solar news whirlwind. At TaiyangNews, she covers everything that is of importance in the world of solar power. In the past 9 years that she has been associated with TaiyangNews, she has covered over thousands of stories, and analysis pieces on markets, technology, financials, and more on a daily basis. She also hosts TaiyangNews Conferences and Webinars. Prior to joining TaiyangNews, Anu reported on sustainability, management, and education for leading print dailies in India. [email protected]

Subscribe To Newsletter

Latest Videos