South Korean solar cell and module maker Hanwha Q Cells Co. will supply its new photovoltaic modules to Solar Together London, a group buying scheme supported by the U.K. capital to enable households and small businesses to install solar panels.
The Korean company said Wednesday it would form a partnership with local suppliers to distribute its latest high-performance solar module, Q.PEAK DUO, to about 600 households across five London boroughs.
Solar Together London was launched by the Mayor of London in March as part of plans to make London a zero-carbon city by 2050. It is a collective buying initiative in which local authorities purchase the solar panels in bulk so that interested parties can have them installed on their home or building at a low cost.
Hanwha Q Cells’ Q.PEAK DUO, which came out in July, boasts higher power compared to its existing modules, delivering more output on a small surface area. While most solar panels are highly sensitive to shade, the new product addresses this problem so that even if a part of the panel is obstructed by a shadow, it can still generate energy from the unshaded side, making it more suitable in high urban density settings, the company said.
In June, Q.PEAK DUO was one of the two winners of the Intersolar Award 2018 at Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry held in Munich, Germany.