Hanwha Q Cells has put a 500 kW photovoltaic system on the rooftop of the car park at its headquarters in Thalheim, Germany.
The array consists of about 2,000 Q Cells modules in an east-west orientation that doubles the panel density compared to a south orientation. Furthermore, the arrangement covers performance peaks during longer time periods per day, avoiding noon spikes.
Hanwha Q Cells will consume 100% of the electricity from the system on-site. The rooftop plant will power the research and development center, production lines and office buildings.
The installation also highlights the company's marketing effort to promote production and self-consumption of electricity from commercial-scale PV installations.