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Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HSOL) is one of the top 10 photovoltaic manufacturers in the world, providing cost-competitive, high quality PV modules. It is the flagship company of Hanwha Group, one of the largest business enterprises in South Korea. Hanwha SolarOne serves the utility, commercial, government and residential markets for a growing network of third-party distributors, OEM manufacturers and system integrators. The company maintains a strong presence worldwide, with employees located throughout Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East. As a responsible company committed to sustainability, Hanwha SolarOne is an active member of the PV Cycle program.

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Sustainability and the Environment

Hanwha Solar embraces environmental responsibility and sustainability.  Each step of Hanwha Solar’s manufacturing process is ISO14001 certified.  We approach solar sustainability by consciously minimizing environmental impact—during production, as the product is operational and creating energy, and at the end of the product’s lifespan.  This holistic approach helps to ensure that the renewable energy produced by a Hanwha Solar module is indisputably green at point-of-use and end-of-life.

During production, byproducts such as slurry are recycled as standard practice.  We also aim to reduce the raw materials used per module—this is important from a profitability and environmental sustainability standpoint.  After at least 25 years of producing clean energy, the module will reach the end of its life cycle, at which time Hanwha Solar helps recycle the modules—key components like glass and aluminum are all recyclable.  The company actively participates in a voluntary photovoltaic recycling program that anticipates long-term solar module recycling needs, and develops the necessary infrastructure and funding.  Solar by virtue is a renewable energy, but by participating in the recycling of PV modules, we have added an extra sense of renewability to our product. 

Our facilities are run, in part, on rooftop solar systems, and the street lamps around our manufactory are entirely solar powered.  The facility is also keen on brown-water reuse and treatment.  By ensuring that our company, our processes, and our products are as energy-efficient and respectful of the environment, we are making strides to make solar energy as pure as possible.


Black Diamond: Your neighbors will be amazed by the slick, all-black appearance of Hanwha Solar’s Black Diamond modules.   A perfect mix of performance, reliability, and attractive design, these solar modules will add visual appeal to your home – while generating green, clean energy for your family.

220 X-tra: Classic blue.  Dependable power.  Hanwha Solar’s 220 X-tra solar module delivers the performance and efficiency required for home or commercial solar installations.  Featuring a smooth, all-blue surface and strong, weather-resistant materials, this module will reliably produce energy from the sun for the next 25 years and beyond.

260 X-tra: Powerful and efficient.  Hanwha Solar’s 260 X-tra series packs maximum power into each module.  Perfect for larger projects, the rugged construction of these modules is designed to withstand the elements and the test of time.  The 260 X-tra is a solid investment in dependable energy.

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Getting to Net-Zero

Achieving a HERS rating of zero at VISION House in INNOVENTIONS:

  • An efficient HVAC system from Trane.
  • BioBased Insulation by Rhino Linings.
  • DuPont Tyvek Homewrap.
  • Hanwha Solar modules.


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