Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH and ADLER Solar Services GmbH have concluded a supply contract for 25 MW high efficiency Q.PLUS solar modules of the Q CELLS brand with integrated Q.ANTUM technology, with the option to upgrade to an additional 5 MW. The German subsidiary of the world’s largest solar cell manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS Co. Ltd (NASDAQ: HQCL), and the leading full service provider for the solar industry, ADLER Solar, are entering a long-term partnership with the goal to repower older PV systems.

This business model is profitable for commercial/industrial PV system operators and banks or investors alike, whose solar systems are falling short of economic expectations due to an increasing drop in performance. Repowering measures restore the original nominal power of ground mounted and roof top installations, compensate profit loss and maximise feed-in tariffs. In order to avoid future recurrences, high efficient solar modules of the Q CELLS brand are installed.

Repowering means faster return on investment

“The repowering method is an extremely attractive solution for PV system operators, banks or investors alike, whose solar system show a progressive degradation“, says Michael Reck, Head of Repowering at ADLER Solar. “Repowering clients expect continuous high quality standards: Starting with the concept, through the components used, all the way to the implementation of the appropriate measures”, Recks states further. “Quality and high performance are top priorities of ADLER Solar for each repowering project and this is why we are thrilled to have found a competent module partner in Hanwha Q CELLS, internationally recognized for the extraordinary performance and reliability of their solar modules.“

“The large number of solar systems for which repowering measures pay off are impressive evidence that it is worthwhile to invest in quality modules when it comes to photovoltaic¬ systems“, Marko Schweitzer, Key Account Manager at Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH comments. “ADLER Solar’s decision as the most experienced full service provider of photovoltaic systems to install Q CELLS modules in their repowering projects is indicative of the high quality of our products.“

This is how the repowering process works

The process of repowering is designed to restore the original nominal power of photovoltaic systems with decreasing yield and as a result to maximise profits for the rest of the life cycle, thus ensuring the investor´s ROI. This method is worth considering for agricultural, commercial or industrial ground mounted and roof top installations alike. At first, the system must undergo an intensive appraisal. The project then is carried out on the basis of an individual strategy concept including a profitability analysis and possible financing options, and handed over together with the appropriate documentation after a test run. The professional execution as well as the use of quality components is a decisive factor for the success of the repowering measures.

Cumulative PV Expertise: ADLER Solar with three Partners at Intersolar 2017

ADLER Solar exhibits under the claim „PV by Experts“ together with its strategic partners Europe Solar Concept, pvXchange and viamon at the most renowned trade show worldwide for the solar industry: Intersolar Europe.

The PV experts present themselves at the joint booth 190 in hall A4 from May 31st till June 2nd with their complementary product- and service portfolios.

Europe Solar Concept – Europe-wide system wholesaler for photovoltaic components
viamon – Supplier of security systems for photovoltaic power plants
pvXchange – International trading platform for PV modules and components
ADLER Solar – Leading full service provider for the solar industry

ADLER Solar is furthermore the exclusive sponsor of a „CEO Breakfast Intersolar Europe 2017“ regarding the subject of „Repowering“ which is being hosted by Solarpraxis Neue Energiewelt AG. Accordingly, we would look forward to welcoming you on June 2nd at 8.00 AM at the Hotel Novotel München Messe. Registration and further details via Solarpraxis Neue Energiewelt.

For appointments please contact our Sales Director Claas Oltmann:
phone +49 421 83 57 01 00 // oltmann@adlersolar.de or visit us in hall A4.190.

ADLER Solar restores two large-scale photovoltaic systems to their original rating using repowering measures

In cooperation with the investment management company Stillger & Stahl, ADLER Solar has now successfully completed two large projects involving performance optimisation in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with a total volume of 5.3 MWp.

“As a customer, we drew benefit from ADLER Solar’s many years of expertise. Not only this, the whole process was managed efficiently as a one-stop-shop. The competent and rapid implementation of the repowering project led to a significant increase in performance averaging 21% and therefore an increase to our ROI”, summarised Armin Stahl, Managing Director at Stillger & Stahl Vermögensverwaltung.

A performance analysis was initially carried out in order to identify the potential for optimisation. Following this, the repowering process included a targeted performance check at module level, adaptation of the system design to the new module type as well as replacing the modules and customising the BOS components on site. As an additional service for one of these projects, all 30,000 modules in the plant were subjected to a STC performance check in order to gain a more detailed insight into the fault profile and the statistical fault distribution.

“As an independent expert in photovoltaic systems, we offer a wide spectrum of technical solutions and services which are “Made in Germany”. In terms of repowering measures, this extends from fault analysis through to the process of providing evidence to distribution network operators. It also extends to coordination tasks with the Federal Network Agency through to implementation of the work on site. As the practical case study for our customer Stillger & Stahl clearly shows, professional repowering leads to an increase in profit through optimisation, securing investments and quicker return on investment”, added Gerhard Cunze, Executive Partner at ADLER Solar.

More Security for String Inverters

During the last couple of quarters, over 350 string inverters of the brand Huawei were refitted with the GPS-based theft protection system from viamon. Meanwhile, the strategic partner of ADLER Solar offers ready-to-go upgrade solutions for the SUN2000-series (20KTL-42KTL).
Even large solar plants can be secured immediately after the planning phase in no time whatsoever with this system. And just as easily, viamon experts are able to adapt this modular solutions concept to string inverters of other manufacturers.
Experts of the ADLER Solar Service Centre for Inverters will be happy to advise you in re security concepts and the appropriate refitting of your PV system with theft protection solutions.

If you have any questions or would like to receive further information, please contact Claas Oltmann.
phone +49 421 83 57 01 00 // oltmann@adlersolar.de.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Our Sales Director, Claas Oltmann, and his team are waiting to answer your inquiries.

phone +49 421 83 57 01 00