Qcells will build new 1.4-GW solar module plant near existing factory in Georgia
Qcells has announced that its new 1.4 GW module assembly facility in the United States will be located near its existing 1.7 GW plant in Dalton, Georgia. The $171 million investment will support 470 new jobs, bringing Qcell’s total US manufacturing jobs to more than 1,200.
“Our additional investment in Dalton will help Qcells better serve the needs of US customers with greater local manufacturing capacity,” said Qcells CEO Justin Lee. “Georgia has become the heart of U.S. clean energy production and we are proud to contribute to the state’s advanced manufacturing economy.”
Groundbreaking work for the new plant is scheduled for this fall and solar panel production should begin as early as the first half of 2023, bringing Qcells’ total US capacity to 3.1 GW. The new location will use TOPCon solar cells made in Korea at a Qcells factory.
“I appreciate Qcells’ continued and growing investment in Georgia and the working relationship we have built to create more jobs and opportunities for Georgians. I will continue to work to make Georgia a global leader in renewable energy innovation and manufacturing,” said Senator Jon Ossoff.
Qcells retains the largest market share in the US commercial and residential markets. According to the Wood Mackenzie Q1 2022 US PV Leaderboard report, Qcells achieved 24.1 and 20.6% market share in the residential and commercial sectors in 2021, respectively. Qcells is also a major supplier to the utility-scale solar industry.
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