Q Cells finishes 13.3MW in Portugal

Hanwha Q Cells has finished building a 13.3MW solar installation in Portugal, marking its first foray into the country as an EPC provider.

The Germany-based PV manufacturer installed roughly 51,000 of its Q.PRO-G3 solar modules at the site in Montijo, across the mouth of the Tagus River from Lisbon.

It connected the array to the grid in May, according to an online statement. It managed to finish building the installation in just five weeks.

The project will generate enough electricity to cater to the needs of 5,475 homes per year.

In late July, Hanwha Q Cells — owned by South Korea's Hanwha Group — told Recharge that it expects to finish building a 24MW solar plant in Oita prefecture, Japan, by the end of this year.

Earlier this month, the Hanwha Group bought a 40% stake in Australia's Empyreal Energy, according to Korean media reports.