REC Files Lawsuit Versus Hanwha Q Cells In The US

Dec 1, 2020 06:35 PM ET
  • REC Group, the Norway headquartered Solar manufacturer with its production in Singapore, has filed a patent Infringement Lawsuit against Hanwha Q Cells in an American District Court on 30th November 2020.

Hanwha Q Cells itself, headquartered in South Korea, is familiar with patent relevant legal actions, having actually submitted one in March 2019 associating with its solar cell passivation technology versus Jinko Solar, Longi Solar, and REC Group. Q Cells declared that the companies were unlawfully importing and marketing solar products infringing on its associated licenses. REC Group had actually won that match.

However this time around, REC Group has returned fire by filing a patent infringement legal action. The patent-in-suit was approved in the United States in August 2020 and relates to REC Group's prize-winning split cell (half-cut) and also junction box technology. In its match, the REC Group says it established the modern technology in-house and also has actually manufactured products incorporating this innovation for majority a decade in REC Group's cutting edge production site in Singapore. REC Group's trademarked solar cell assembly modern technology deals with the decreased overall existing in solar components triggered by partial shielding leading to raised module power result and also module effectiveness.

" REC Group's R&D resources, time, and investments have considerably contributed to a brand-new collection of industry standards," states Dr. Shankar G. Sridhara, Chief Technology Officer of REC Group. "REC Group submitted this action to shield its copyright, financial investments, as well as track record, in addition to motivate more innovation in the market. The even more solar firms purchase establishing revolutionary development, the even more improvement we will certainly see ineffectiveness as well as expenses per kWh as well as accomplishing complete access to renewable energy generation and also intake for communities. As an international, introducing solar energy business, we champion intellectual property civil liberties as well as fair competitors. This additionally means that we will rigorously safeguard our legal rights when they are being breached."

REC Group, with an annual solar ability of 1.8 GW, has more than 10 GW mounted worldwide. With a special concentrate on the C&I segment.

Hanwha Q Cells has effectively mass-produced greater than 2 billion of its Q.ANTUM solar cells, equal to greater than 10 GW since 2012. It has making websites in 4 nations and also sales offices in 40+ countries.

The upshot of this Patent Battle will be much solicitude.

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