HanwhaQCells Homes In On Irish Residential PV Market

Hanwha Q Cells GmbH, the German subsidiary of Hanwha Q Cells Co., Ltd is primed to meet an anticipated increase in demand for solar and storage solutions in Ireland following the government’s welcome decision to introduce cash grants for homeowners eager to embrace PV.

Ireland’s current solar capacity is just 10 MW, mostly across private rooftops – a notable figure given the absence of any feed-in tariff (FIT). The government has revealed that the RESS scheme has already attracted more than 1,700 submissions for grants, which suggests a strong appetite for residential solar in Ireland.

To meet this anticipated growth in demand, Hanwha Q Cells has developed a strong network of Q.PARTNERS in Ireland, developed with local distributor Heat Merchants to ensure that homeowners interested in solar can have their demands, needs and questions met by teams of dedicated professionals.

Hanwha Q Cells solar modules available in Ireland include the latest in half-cut cell technology – the Q.PEAK DUO-G5 modules, which boast high yields over small surface areas and in low-light conditions: an ideal combination for the rooftop spaces of Ireland. Also planned for introduction into the Irish market is the Q.HOME+ ESS-G1 energy storage system, which is an all-in-one solution that comprises an inverter, battery and energy management system and is available in three sizes – 3.6 kWh, 5.5 kWh, and 8.0 kWh.

Sean Collier, Head of Sales for UK and Ireland Hanwha Q CELLS, said, “Ireland has been consulting for many months now about the introduction of a grant support scheme for solar microgeneration, and we at Hanwha Q Cells are pleased that such an important policy has now been enacted.

“The Irish government’s consultation found that, based on applications for grid connection, Ireland has a PV pipeline of 6 GW – of which over 1 GW would be earmarked for distributed rooftop generation. Hanwha Q Cells has long earmarked the Irish solar market as one to watch, and we are confident that we can help meet public demand for PV across the country – demand that we expect to rise following the introduction of the RESS.”