New Q CELLS initiative Q.PARTNER launching in Australia​

New Q CELLS initiative Q.PARTNER launching in Australia​

Australian solar industry set to receive boost as global giant announces local program launch for installers

International award-winning solar cell manufacturer Q CELLS is set to provide a substantial boost to the local energy sector, confirming it will continue its commitment to invest in Australian solar businesses, through its ‘Q.PARTNER’ program.

The announcement is expected to help empower local businesses across Australia in the solar energy installation industry, enabling the network to provide consumers with new, Australian-designed, solar technology and comprehensive service for complete peace-of-mind.

Hanwha Q CELLS is the world´s largest and most recognised photovoltaic cell technology developer and manufacturer. With foundations in German engineering, Q CELLS is the world’s pioneer and leader of the Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell (PERC) technology which is a home-grown Aussie innovation renowned for its high-performance. Q CELLS offers the full spectrum of high-performance, high-quality photovoltaic products, applications and solutions for residential, commercial and industrial needs.

The manufacturer has already captured markets spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East. Now, Q CELLS is set to strengthen its established foothold in Australia through the launch of the new Q.PARTNER program.

The launch will give approved installers across all metropolitan and regional markets access to a unique collaboration with the Q CELLS Australia Pty Ltd team, offering paths for business development, marketing support and exclusive on-seller rights to certain products and services. It’s hoped the initiative will not only empower installers across the country to grow their own businesses, but critically, will provide Australian households with access to world-class energy products that have been proven to far outperform their rivals.

With more than 20% of Australian households now generating electricity on their rooftops, and solar installations in 2018 already surpassing total installations in 2017, it’s clear that demand for clean energy sources is rising. Q CELLS Australia’s Managing Director Patrick Duignan believes the Q.PARTNER launch will inject further optimism into the national conversation.

“We are thrilled to be deepening our commitment to the Australian market through the launch of Q.PARTNER,” he says. “In this volatile market we feel that as a manufacturer we can provide much-needed benefits to our partners. We’ve been doing it for Australian consumers and businesses since 2009, and now we get to take it to the next level.”

Industry insiders will have the opportunity to learn more about the program at exclusive events to be held along the eastern seaboard in coming weeks. Installers and energy experts are invited to attend the Q CELLS Triple Launch Events, to be held in Melbourne on September 14, Sydney on September 19 and Brisbane on September 21. The sessions will give solar installers a chance to see Q CELLS’ newest and most powerful panel, the Q.PEAK DUO, and to learn about Q CELLS’ pioneering solar technology from one of the leading PV technology researchers from its Technology & Innovation Headquarters in Thalheim, Germany.

“Australian installers need products with a strong story and a solid history of innovation, from a manufacturer who understands their needs and can honour its warranty. That, and more, is what we hope to provide through Q.PARTNER,” says Duignan.

Q CELLS will also be launching Q CELLS FINANCE, a partnership with Brighte which will allow consumers to purchase up to $30,000 in coverage on a five-year payment plan with 0% interest*.

Supporting installers

The Q.PARTNER launch will not only enable current and approved installers access to  exclusive Q CELLS products, but will provide the opportunity to explore how the partnership program can help grow their own businesses too.
National Sales Manager for Solargain, Keera Single says their partnership with Q CELLS has been hugely beneficial.
“Solargain is a family-owned business that is in it for the long run,” he said.
“We are proud to be a Q CELLS partner as their products are world class. We know from use and experience that they won’t let us or our customers down.
“Q CELLS is the perfect mix of high-quality German engineering and Korean efficiency. Plus, the local Australian service and support is the benchmark for the competition.”

About Hanwha Q CELLS

The journey began in 1999 when German Q-Cells AG began pioneering solar technology. Q CELLS (NASDAQ: HQCL) became part of the Hanwha family in 2012, which allowed for expansion, including the development of the company’s Headquarters for Technology & Innovation in Thalheim, Germany, where over 200 researchers and engineers are dedicated to creating high-performance and high-quality solar products.
Hanwha Q CELLS Australia Pty Ltd is a part of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm, with cell and module manufacturing capacity of 8.0 GW each per annum—making them the largest photovoltaic cell manufacturer in the world.
The Q in Q CELLS stands for quality, with cells and modules of a much higher standard than the competitors. There is a full range of products for different budgets and applications across residential and commercial assets including the newest Q.PEAK DUO in addition to Q.PEAK, Q.PLUS and Q.POWER. For more information visit
The Q.PARTNER launch for installers will be held in Melbourne on September 14, Sydney on September 19 and Brisbane on September 21. These events will feature information on Q.PARTNER, Q CELLS FINANCE and Q.PEAK DUO across all three venues. 

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