Q CELLS Completes PV Power Plant Installation at Distribution Center for CU Cvs Company ‘BGF Retail’
Jul, 2020

Q CELLS completed the installation of 2,400 PV modules on the rooftop of BGF Retail’s central distribution center. As a result, BGF Retail became the first company in the industry to operate a large-scale PV power plant with capacity of over 1 MW. 

On June 26 Q CELLS installed a 1-MW PV power plant on the rooftop of CU CVS company BG Retail’s Central Distribution Center (CDC) located in Jincheon-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do Province. BGF Retail became the first company to operate the large-scale PV power generation business that produces over 1 MW of electricity

▲ BGF Retail’s Jincheon CDC with Q CELLS PV modules installed

The PV power plant at Jincheon CDC, which was constructed by Q CELLS, consists of 2,400 PV modules installed in unused space, the rooftop of the distribution center, to produce 1,200 MWh annually. This capacity is equivalent to the annual average electricity consumption of 1,400 households

The PV modules installed in the power plant are the Q.PEAK DUO series, which is Q CELLS’ key product line that has helped the company maintain the largest market share in major energy markets, including the US¹, Germany, Japan and the U.K. Q.PEAK DUO features Q CELLS Q.ANTUM technology, on which rigorous quality tests at a 2-3 times higher level than that of international quality standards are conducted to ensure quality. 

Q CELLS has proven its excellent product quality with numerous global recognitions. The company was recognized as a Top Performer for five years in a row in the 2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard published by DNV GL² and PVEL³. In addition, for the first time among PV module manufacturers, it received ‘Intersolar Award 2018,’ one of the most prestigious awards in the PV industry, for its excellent technology and innovation.

Yoo Jae-yeol, head of Q CELLS’ Korean business division, said, “PV is a power source suitable for unused sites, and Q CELLS’ high-output products are the optimal solution for producing more electricity within the limited space, like rooftops. By actively supplying our key product that has helped us achieve the number one position in the market, we will further improve the PV industry in Korea.” 

According to market research firm HIS, the annual capacity of the global rooftop PV market in 2019 grew over 20% year-over-year to 40-GW. Meanwhile, Q CELLS is performing well in the rooftop PV market, ranking number one in 2019 in the residential and commercial PV module markets in the US, where the market share of rooftop PV modules is relatively high. 

1. In the U.S., data based only on residential and commercial markets. In other countries, it is based on the entire energy market.
2. DNV GL (Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd) is a Norway-based accredited registrar and classification society founded in 1864. It has 350 offices around the world, providing risk assessment, quality assurance, and management system certification services for a range of industries including marine, oil and gas, electrical/renewable energy, healthcare, food, automotive and aerospace.
3. PVEL (PhotoVoltaic Evolution Labs) is a US-based PV performance testing lab founded in 2010. 

Source  |  IHS, Q1 2020 

Source | (Wood Mackenzie), Q1 2020

Source  |  (Wood Mackenzie), Q1 2020