Germany-based Hanwha Q CELLS has said France will be one of its European target markets this year after revealing an 11MW module order for a project in the south of the country.
The order forms the first phase of a 30MW deal announced today with Portuguese system integrator, Martifer Solar, under which Hanwha Q CELLS will supply modules for projects in a number of EU countries being built by Martifer.
“France is one of Hanwha Q CELLS’ focus markets in Europe. And we are consistently gaining market share in France,” said Philippe Pflieger, Hanwha Q CELLS’ head of sales for France.
Earlier this year, Hanwha Q CELLS opened an office in France. “Thanks to its high irradiation PV makes a lot of sense in France’s sunny regions,” added Pflieger.
The deal also underlines Hanwha Q CELLS’ stated strategy of targeting its high-efficiency modules on higher value markets in Europe and Japan, where the company said it was the leading foreign supplier last year.
In an interview with PV Tech during Intersolar Europe earlier this month, Charles Kim confirmed that the UK and Germany were among its other key markets in the EU.