Aug 8, 2022
On July 14, 2022, Hanwha Qcells GmbH acquired 66 percent of Hanover-based LYNQTECH GmbH. Hanwha Qcells thus becomes the main shareholder of the digital cloud platform company founded in 2020 as a subsidiary of enercity AG (Stadtwerke Hannover). The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The transaction is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities.
This strategic investment will result in synergies for both partners, particularly in energy solutions relating to solar energy, electromobility and smart technologies. While LYNQTECH benefits from the financial strength of the Hanwha Group and Hanwha Qcells' international footprint, Hanwha Qcells strengthens its competencies in software and IT-based energy solutions with this investment and thus its role as a full-service provider of clean energy solutions beyond the manufacturing of solar cells and modules.
LYNQTECH has been supporting the energy industry in its digital evolution since 2020. With a modular cloud platform, LYNQTECH offers energy providers digital solutions to optimize their sales. Sales-relevant processes of energy companies are digitized and networked from start to finish, from signing the contract to customer care and billing for all services purchased by the end customer. At the same time, acquisition, service and operating costs are reduced.
As one of the world's leading solar companies, Hanwha Qcells offers the full spectrum of solar products and applications, retail energy sales and self-sufficient energy solutions. Residential and commercial customers receive all components needed for an independent sustainable energy supply from a single source. In the future, Hanwha Qcells will manage its energy trading business via LYNQTECH and drive the linking of digital processes for its existing customer business. The platform's scalable flexibility, fully digital processes and 360° customer view enable efficient customer service and the realization of new business models.
“We deliberately chose a partner with roots outside the traditional municipal utility environment,” said enercity CEO Dr. Susanna Zapreva. “enercity, with its entrepreneurial roots in Hanover and its main radius of action in Germany, and Hanwha Qcells, with its international positioning, complement each other ideally,"
"Our portfolios complement each other strategically in an optimal way," explains Moon Cha, CEO of Hanwha Qcells GmbH. "With LYNQTECH as our technical platform, we can prospectively open up further markets in European countries and worldwide. Given the increasing importance of smart energy platforms worldwide, the qualitative and quantitative growth of our company through this investment will be an important impetus for Hanwha Qcells' growth as a global clean energy solutions company."