Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH («Q CELLS» or
“The Company”), the German subsidiary of one of the largest solar cell
and module manufacturers in the world, Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. has been
awarded the “Top Brand PV” seal by internationally recognized research
institute EuPD Research. The award marks the sixth year in a row that Q
CELLS has been recognized as one of the leading solar brands in Europe,
and the fourth year in a row in Australia.

EuPD Research awards the Top Brand PV seals based on its Global PV
InstallerMonitor survey, which compiles the opinions of participating
solar installers from leading solar markets. Q CELLS received the Top
Brand PV 2019 status in the European countries of Germany, Switzerland,
Austria, Italy, France, the Netherlands, the UK, and Belgium. Therefore,
Q CELLS was rated as a brand that delivers exceptional products and
service quality throughout the major dynamic solar markets of Europe.
Beyond Europe, Australian installers continue to be recognized as the
Company’s brand strength and enduring appeal.

Six-in-a-row achievement serves as a reminder of Q CELLS’ commitment to
quality

In securing its sixth EuPD Research Top Brand PV seal, Q CELLS further
cements its reputation as one of the most trusted and respected solar
companies in Europe. The EuPD Research Global PV InstallerMonitor
surveys more than 100 installers in each nation (75 in Belgium) and is
widely renowned to be an accurate and independent method of gauging
which solar companies consistently earn the trust of installers
operating in these competitive markets.

Such feedback – derived from the very companies at the heart of the
solar industry – is vital for end-users because it places emphasis not
only on brand strength, but also on brand reputation and products’ quality. By receiving the Top Brand PV seal for six consecutive years, Q
CELLS has demonstrated a level of consistency in quality and service
that is largely unmatched in the industry.

The accolade follows on the heels of EuPD Research data confirming that
Q CELLS was the leading solar module supplier in Germany in 2018, which
remains to be the Europe’s largest solar market.

Mark A. W. Hoehner, CEO at EuPD Research, said: “There are only a few
companies that have been able to consistently reach ’Top Brand PV’
status over the last few years. For almost ten years we have identified
those top brands to enable installers and end customers to differentiate
the most sustainable and reliable partners from others, and criteria
like this are key purchasing decision drivers in Europe.”

Mr. Hee Cheul (Charles) Kim, CEO of Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., added: “It
is encouraging to once again receive this distinguished accolade,
especially at a time when European and Australian solar installers are
demanding even greater quality and service. We are pleased to be able to
consistently meet and surpass their expectations. We are already a
market leader in many important European markets, and this further
recognition from EuPD Research will no doubt spur Q CELLS to continue
its drive to increase its market share across the continent.”

Latest award adds to Q CELLS’ growing roll-call of accolades

The Top Brand PV 2019 seal joins a growing list of accolades and awards
bestowed upon Q CELLS in the past 12 months. This roll-call of
achievement serves to yet again underline the Company’s commitment to
producing high quality products, cutting-edge technology, and
exceptional service.

– Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. ranked as “Top Performer 2018” in the latest
DNV GL PV Module Reliability scorecard published in May last year.

– Q CELLS’ Q.PEAK DUO-G5 half-cut cell module won the Intersolar Award
2018 in the category of Photovoltaics in Munich last June.

– The innovative Q.FLAT-G5 roof mounting system won the Solar+Power
Award for best BOS Innovation in September last year.