David Jeon, Head of Systems Integration QCells USA Corp, QCellsDavid Jeon, Head of Systems Integration QCells USA Corp
Solar power has become a trend for its ability to produce greener energy and reduce an organization’s carbon footprint. However, many businesses are struggling to reach their deadlines for carbon reduction goals due to barriers that hinder the efficient commercial operation of solar power plants. These difficulties include, supply chain issues related to photovoltaic (PV) module procurement, lengthy build-out times for interconnection lines, and solar developers’ inaccessibility to loans or tax equity.

Enter QCells, a reliable partner addressing these challenges through its turnkey portfolio of solar development, energy storage system (ESS) development, and EPC services. Taking steps like securing vital solar equipment, understanding the research process for high-quality utility interconnection, and performing deep system design analysis, it overcomes the persistent hurdles to efficient solar project construction.

A leading solar and ESS development, construction, and operations firm in the U.S., QCells makes a difference with its expertise in project development, system integration, operational setup, and EPC services. It is a project developer with a domestic supply of solar modules backed by one of the western hemisphere’s largest solar panel manufacturing facilities. Supported by Hanwha Group, which has a $197 billion balance sheet, QCells provides a bankable solution for sustainability managers, enabling them to raise project financing without conventional delays.

Typically, when a developer starts conducting the interconnection work for their upcoming solar energy plant, they need third-party support to ensure the timely execution of engineering tasks like generating site layouts and single-line diagrams.
QCells emphasizes investing in hiring human capital with significant experience to create skilled teams capable of handling scenarios that arise during a solar energy project’s engineering, procurement, and construction phases. Essentially, QCells leverages its unrivaled vertical integration to manage client needs and specifications across different facets in-house.

“With in-house System Integrations and EPC team, USA Corp has full capabilities to perform analysis, optimization, sourcing, engineering, construction and commissioning of a BESS project. The subject matter experts will manage and provide oversight to ensure success of BESS projects,” says David Jeon, head of Systems Integration at QCells.
  • With in-house System Integrations and EPC team, USA Corp has full capabilities to perform analysis, optimization, sourcing, engineering, construction and commissioning of a BESS project. The subject matter experts will manage and provide oversight to ensure success of BESS projects


QCells by leveraging in-house engineering staff, the initial 10 percent design can be turned around in days vs weeks like when relying on outside firms. This allows for better flexibility in cases of changes. Its development team then makes the project more efficient and cost-effective while ensuring the timely execution of crucial processes leading up to the final interconnection approval. QCells’ development personnel are expert collaborators that work with transmission and distribution (T&D) operators to identify new market opportunities during siting operations and rapidly build interconnections. Simultaneously, its system integration department, comprising subject matter experts in battery systems, performing Capex/Opex evaluations, analyzing the plant lifecycle and cycle count, forecasting degradation, conducting supply chain management, and achieving practical new technology assessments for every project.

As more and more intermittent resources are integrated with the grid and the number of traditional generation units continues to dwindle, QCells is devising solutions to support this shift. Moving forward, QCells is poised to enhance the role of solar power in the evolving energy sector and assist more customers in achieving their vision of establishing sustainable power generation.