Hanwha Q CELLS is proud of our legacy of innovation and believes strongly in protecting our intellectual property.
Hanwha Q CELLS & Advanced Materials Corp. and Hanwha Q CELLS USA Inc. filed a patent infringement complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission against JinkoSolar, LONGi Solar, and REC Group. Hanwha Q CELLS & Advanced Materials Corp. also filed patent infringement complaints with the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against the same companies. The complaints allege that JinkoSolar, LONGi Solar, and REC Group are unlawfully importing and selling solar cells that infringe Hanwha Q CELLS’s patented passivation technology, which plays an important role in improving the efficiency and performance of solar cells. Hanwha Q CELLS is seeking an order to prohibit JinkoSolar, LONGi Solar, and REC Group from importing, marketing, and selling products that infringe its patented passivation technology in the U.S. Hanwha Q CELLS is also seeking damages and injunctive relief in federal court.
In Germany, Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH announced the filing of patent infringement complaints with the Regional Court of Düsseldorf against JinkoSolar and REC Group. In Australia, Hanwha Q CELLS & Advanced Materials Corp, together with Hanwha Q CELLS Australia Pty. Ltd., filed patent infringement complaints with the Federal Court of Australia against JinkoSolar and LONGi Solar.
Hanwha Q CELLS’s patented passivation technology improves the efficiency of light conversion into electricity, allows more energy to be extracted from the solar cell, and enables it to remain durable through the manufacturing process. Hanwha Q CELLS began manufacturing Q.ANTUM solar cells using this passivation technology in 2012 and has produced more than 2.5 billion such cells globally.
Dalton, Georgia Factory
The U.S. is—and will continue to be—an important market for Hanwha Q CELLS. This is why Hanwha Q CELLS has made a significant investment to build its manufacturing capabilities, grow its footprint, and play a role in building the U.S. economy.
Hanwha Q CELLS is proud to have built a new 1.7-gigawatt facility in Dalton, Georgia, dedicated to assembling Hanwha Q CELLS’s modules for sale in the United States. This is the largest factory of its kind in the western hemisphere and reflects Hanwha Q CELLS’s commitment to and the importance of the U.S. market.
For more information about the Georgia facility, click here.