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18.10.2011 09:30

Q-Cells Selected By PG&E as Preferred Partner for Utility-Owned Generation Program

Q-Cells to Build 10 MW and 20 MW Solar Power Plants for PG&E in California’s Central Valley

San Francisco / Bitterfeld -Wolfen, October 18, 2011 - Q-Cells SE, one of the leading photovoltaic companies worldwide, has been chosen by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) as a preferred partner for the 250 MW utility-owned generation (UOG) program. The UOG program enables 250 MW of utility-owned solar PV, to be developed in annual installments of 50 MW over a five-year period. As part of the 2012 installment of the UOG program, Q-Cells North America will construct two solar power plants, one 10 MW and one 20 MW, in California’s Central Valley.

“Q-Cells’ partnership with PG&E is another example of our highly competitive solar PV solutions for the North American market,” said Marc van Gerven, managing director of Q-Cells North America.

Note: We are looking forward to welcoming you at Solar Power International 2011, Dallas, from October 18 – 20 at our booth no. 3219.

Q-Cells SE
OT Thalheim, Sonnenallee 17-21
06766 Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany
WEB www.q-cells.com 

Q-Cells Corporate Communications
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TEL +49 (0)3494 6699.10121
FAX +49 (0)3494 6699.10000
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About Q-Cells SE
The Q-Cells Group is one of the world’s leading photovoltaics companies and offers a wide range of photovoltaic solutions, from solar cells and modules to solar power plants. Q-Cells’s products are developed and manufactured at its headquarters in Bitterfeld-Wolfen (Germany) and marketed via ist global sales network. It also has a second production plant in Malaysia. More than 200 scientists and engineers at Q-Cells are working to swiftly advance solar technology and achieve Q-Cells’ twin aims: driving down the costs of photovoltaics quickly and permanently, and making solar power competitive. The close links between R&D and production enable Q-Cells to rapidly translate cutting-edge innovation into mass production - and underpin its ambition to be at the forefront of photovoltaic technology. Q-Cells is quoted on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (QCE; ISIN DE0005558662) and also listed on the TecDAX, the German technology index.

Executive Board: Dr Nedim Cen (CEO), Dr Marion Helmes (CFO), Dr Andreas von Zitzewitz (COO) Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Prof Dr Karlheinz Hornung