Cyberjaya, Malaysia, 8 December 2011 - Q-Cells Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Q-Cells SE, one of the world’s leading photovoltaic companies, has today opened its doors to hold a solar showcase at its premises in Selangor Science Park 2, Cyberjaya. Q-Cells technical and sales staff informed interested PV players about its latest product innovations, ranging from solar cells to solar modules featuring Q.PRO (multicrystalline), Q.PEAK (monocrystalline) and Q.SMART (thin-film) modules, up to innovative solar system applications. The showcase also gave an insight into the history of Q-Cells and its development in the Malaysian market. More than 100 participants from the Malaysian photovoltaic (PV) industry attended the event. Deputy Minister of Trade YB Dato Mukhriz Tun Dr. Mahathir officially opened the ceremony.
As part of the event, Q-Cells officially launched a new test-field that it has established in the past weeks. It comprises various Q-Cells solar technologies with an overall capacity of up to 18 kWp and locates right next to the production facility.
“We are very proud to manufacture products and systems, developed and engineered with world-acclaimed German technology in Malaysia. This allows us to have trusted and high-quality products from our own source available for our growing circle of clients in Malaysia and the Asian Pacific region“, said Managing Director of Q-Cells Malaysia, Franz Vollmann.
Malaysia, with its abundance in sunlight, is in an excellent position to make photovoltaic a very viable form of generating energy. With the recent implementation of the Feed-in-tariff (FIT) Program for renewable energies in Malaysia, which has started in December 2011, Q-Cells expects to see a real surge in PV installations in the local market. With its production site in Malaysia, now also transforming into a sales hub for the Asian Pacific region, Q-Cells is in an ideal position, to serve the growing potential of the Malaysian market and the overall region. With production and distribution facilities in Malaysia, Q-Cells is be able to grant short delivery times, provide technical support to its clients on short notice and reduce transportation costs.
Being a technological leader of the global PV industry, Q-Cells SE puts tremendous efforts into continuous Research & Development at both its sites, Germany and Malaysia. The newly established Q-Cells test-field in Malaysia focuses on gathering performance data of different solar technologies, from solar irradiation to ambient and module temperature. Q-Cells will thereby demonstrate that its solar cells, modules and systems perform outstandingly in the tropical climate of the Asian Pacific region.
“Independent tests have shown that Q-Cells products are leading in performance also in hot and tropical regions”, said Franz Vollmann. “Technological advancement is an on-going process that we aim to continuously drive to a next level, e.g. by having our own testing facility in Malaysia”, he added.
Q-Cells Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Lot 1, Jalan SP2, Seksyen 2
Selangor Science Park 2
Q-Cells Malaysia Corporate Communications
Patricia Chin, Jovy Ng
TEL (006) 03-8315 0051
Q-Cells Corporate Communications HQ
Ina von Spies, Alberta Rohardt
TEL +49 (0)3494 6699.10121
FAX +49 (0)3494 6699.10000
ABOUT Q-CELLS SE
Q-Cells SE is among the leading companies in the photovoltaics industry worldwide. Its extensive product portfolio ranges from solar cells and modules to complete photovoltaic systems. Q-Cells develops and manufactures its products at its headquarters in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany and markets them through a global distribution network. The company has a second production facility in Malaysia. More than 200 scientists and engineers at Q-Cells are pursuing the rapid development of technologies in order to achieve the company’s objective: quickly and permanently reducing the cost of photovoltaics, making the technology more competitive. Close networking between research, development and production allows Q-Cells to mass produce innovations quickly, thereby assuming the role of a technology leader in the photovoltaics sector. Q-Cells SE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (QCE; WKN (security identification number) 555866) and in the German technology index TecDAX.
ABOUT Q-CELLS MALAYSIA SDN BHD
Q-Cells Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the second production facility of the Q-Cells Group, is located at Selangor Science Park II, Cyberjaya. With groundbreaking in June 2008, the production facility with more than 30,000 sqm on its 3 levels was built, installed and equipped in a record time of 10 months. Production of solar cells commenced in May 2009. The core business activity of Q-Cells Malaysia is the manufacturing and distribution of high performance crystalline solar cells. All 4 production lines in operation bring together a production capacity of 670 MW. Q-Cells Malaysia currently ships its solar cells to many countries across the globe. Its crystalline solar cells are also assembled to solar modules via a subcontractor in Malaysia, thus making locally manufactured high-quality solar modules with German technology easily available in the Malaysian and regional market.
Executive Board: Dr Nedim Cen (CEO, CFO), Dr Andreas von Zitzewitz (COO,CSO)
Chairperson of the Supervisory Board: Prof Dr Karlheinz Hornung