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Hanwha Qcells begins construction of 267 MW solar power plant in Colorado

Hanwha Qcells begins construction of 267 MW solar power plant in Colorado

Hanwha Qcells, a solar energy division of Hanwha Solutions, has begun construction of a solar power project with a total capacity of 267 megawatts in the United States.

On Wednesday, Hanwha Qcells announced its partnership with Platte River Power Authority, a U.S. public utility, to launch full-scale construction of a new solar power plant in Weld County, Colorado. Hanwha Qcells is responsible for the design, procurement and construction of the project, ensuring a smooth process from planning to execution.

The project involves the installation of over 540,000 solar panels covering an area of ​​approximately 5.6 square kilometers, equivalent to 790 football fields. This new solar power plant is expected to begin commercial operations in 2025 and will provide renewable energy under a long-term power purchase agreement with PRPA.

Hanwha Qcells has expanded its presence in the U.S. renewable energy market with several recently completed key projects. In May, Hanwha Qcells completed the installation of a 50-megawatt photovoltaic module facility coupled with 200 megawatt-hours of energy storage solutions that now power facilities owned by technology giant Meta.

In early April, Hanwha Qcells completed a 150 MW solar power plant in Wyoming, taking care of everything from development and module delivery to the EPC phase.

In addition to new projects, Hanwha Qcells has also expanded its relationships with key partners. In January this year, the company expanded its module supply contract with Microsoft from an initial 2.5 gigawatts to an impressive 12 GW.

In addition, Hanwha Qcells renewed its letter of intent with Summit Ridge Energy to supply a total of 2 GW of solar modules as well as energy storage and energy management systems.

“This project in Colorado is a big step in our expansion into the U.S. renewable energy market. We are exploring all options to increase profitability, from the successful completion of such projects to the possible sale of assets,” said Lee Koo-yung, CEO of Hanwha Qcells.