Global PVQ SE, formerly Q Cells SE, is a Germany-based company active in the field of photovoltaic. It divides its business activities into the two segments Products and Systems. The Products segment comprises the production and sale of solar cells from monocrystalline and polycrystalline silicon, and production and sale of corresponding modules. Furthermore, the Products segment covers the development, production and sale of modules based on CIGS thin-film technology. The Systems segment comprises the development and installation of photovoltaic systems, including both large-scale systems as well as medium-sized industrial and commercial systems. The Company operates a number of subsidiaries in Germany, China, Canada, Australia, Mexico and the United States, among others. On April 3, 2012, the Insolvency Court in Dessau-Rosslau opened preliminary insolvency proceedings against the Company's assets. In August 2013, the Company's procedural insolvency plan was submitted.