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Pasta Maker Cuts Energy Bills Through Solar Plant With Q CELLS Modules

-335 kWp solar system for self-consumption on factory roof in Riesa

-Self-consumption of solar electricity remains sensible for companies

-Q CELLS photovoltaic modules for high performance and long service life

[Riesa / Thalheim, Germany, 24th July 2014 ] – The traditional Teigwaren Riesa GmbH will rely on self-consumption of solar electricity in the future. By 31st July 2014 the market leader for pasta in eastern Germany will put into operation a 335 kWp photovoltaic system comprising 1,334 Q CELLS Q.PRO solar modules on its factory’s roof. The system will provide around 300.000 kilowatt-hours of clean electricity per year. This electricity will operate the company’s modern pasta production and thus reduce the factory’s operating costs. The system is being constructed by ESO Anlagenbau GmbH from Oschatz (Saxony, Germany); a service provider of PV projects planning and O&M services which is operating throughout Europe. Teigwaren Riesa GmbH decided to use Hanwha Q CELLS as module provider, since the solar modules of Europe’s largest photovoltaic provider convinced with high performance, reliable quality and endurability. Long-term cooperation with a financially stable partner from Germany was also important to the company.

Cutting energy bills and contributing to the environment at the same time

The project in Riesa shows once more how commerce and industry can sustainably cut their electricity bills with Q CELLS photovoltaic modules, while at the same time contributing to protect the climate and environment.

“Thanks to our photovoltaic system, we anticipate that our energy costs will already be about 5 % lower in the coming year. In times of climbing energy costs in Germany this figure is likely to increase further in the future,” comments Danilo Hunger, technical manager at Teigwaren Riesa GmbH. “The Q CELLS solar module’s high performance, quality and reliability convinced us right away. With the investment’s long-term success being important to us, we went for quality components and a long-term partnership with Hanwha Q CELLS.”

Mario Schulte, Key Account Manager at Hanwha Q CELLS, says, “We are glad about the successful cooperation with a traditional company like Teigwaren Riesa GmbH. It once more demonstrates that self-consumption of solar power makes sense for medium-sized businesses in Germany.” Although in the recently amended Renewable Energy Act (EEG) politicians have burdened solar power self-consumption with 40 per cent of the EEG levy from 1st August 2014, Michael Geib, Head of Sales for Germany, Austria and Switzerland at Hanwha Q CELLS, still sees considerable opportunities for companies in this business model. “The on-site consumption of self-produced solar energy continues to make sense for commerce and industry in Germany. Although, from our point of view, politicians have picked the wrong strategy, the fact remains; self-consumed PV energy cuts energy bills for medium-sized German businesses in the long term.” A key criterion for success is the modules’ quality. Geib adds, “From the businessman’s point of view, the self-consumption system will be successful if it reliably provides high performance in the long run. That is why we consistently emphasize our modules’ quality and long-term partnership at Q CELLS.


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