Hanwha Q CELLS Launches Scalable Energy Storage System In Germany
Hanwha Q CELLS, one of the largest solar cell and module
manufacturers in the world, has announced the launch of its new scalable and
modular energy storage system - the Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 - in Germany.
The Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 is a bundled product that comprises a
scalable energy storage system (ESS) complete with hybrid (HYB) inverter,
integrated with the Q.HOME MANAGER, the energy management control platform.
This new storage solution has been developed to help
homeowners and small businesses make cost-saving decisions on their energy use
patterns while take firmer control of how and when they store and consume their
This latest iteration - which complements Q CELLS´ existing
All-In-One solution, the Q.HOME+ ESS-G1 inverter, battery and management system
- is initially sized at 4.0 kWh and can be scaled up to a maximum of 20 kWh
capacity, at increments of 4 kWh each time. Such modularity makes the Q.HOME+
ESS HYB-G2 an ideal solution for end-consumers that may wish to start small
with their storage, and scale upwards as and when required.
A smarter way to store and consume
By integrating a hybrid bi-directional inverter into the
system, the Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 battery can rapidly and efficiently adapt to the
customer's consumption needs.
Installation of the Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 system is quick and
simple, and its plug-and-play functionality means that consumers can begin
enjoying the benefits of their energy independence immediately. The lithium-ion
battery cells - supplied by Samsung SDI - and the single phase inverter -
produced by Hansol Technics - are backed by a 10-year system and performance
warranty for consumer peace-of-mind.
Ever since paving the way for the world to adopt solar
energy, Germany has since switched its sights to the next big hurdle on PV's
path - reliable and affordable battery storage. In August, Germany reached the
major milestone of 100,000 storage systems installed nationwide, with the
German Solar Trade Association (BSW) forecasting that this figure is set to
double in the next two years.
While a large portion of Germany's storage capacity is
currently front-of-the-meter large-scale centralized storage units, a rapidly
growing segment is the behind-the-meter market, which includes home storage
solutions and smaller systems installed at small businesses up and down the
A range of different storage incentives exist throughout
Germany's federal states as the government has embraced the idea of enabling
homeowners to store their own solar energy and help to not only aid the
country's Energiewende (transition from brown to green energy) but also support
grid frequency regulation.
Owners of Q CELLS' Q.HOME ESS+ HYB G2 modular storage system
can help play their part in this transition thanks to the Q.HOME MANAGER
software solution, which delivers full monitoring and oversight of a consumer's
energy usage patterns via a user-friendly interface. This software can be
installed as a smartphone App, thus ensuring 24/7 and instant control over
one's energy consumption, storage and grid feed-in.
Maengyoon Kim, Head of Sales EU and LAA at Hanwha Q CELLS,
said: “Germany is once again leading the way in supporting and devising
renewable energy solutions and, with Hanwha Q CELLS' R&D technology
headquarters located in Germany, we are proud to be supporting the country's
Energiewende with our complete solar and storage solutions.
“The Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 energy storage system further
cements the Q CELLS brand´s position as a full solutions provider of quality
products not just for Germany's competitive solar and storage market, but the
entire globe. We intend to roll out this latest storage system into the rest of
Europe's leading markets in 2019, before expanding globally.”
The Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 energy storage system will be
exhibited at the Forum Neue Energiewelt, which is held between November 22-23
at the Maritim ProArte Hotel in Berlin, Germany. Hanwha Q CELLS is a platinum
sponsor of this high-level renewable energy event.