Qcells says its new solar panel manufacturing facility will likely be positioned in Dalton, Ga. The $171 million funding will enhance manufacturing of superior photovoltaic modules.
“Our additional investment in Dalton will help Qcells better serve the needs of U.S. customers with increased local manufacturing capacity,” states Qcells CEO Justin Lee. “Georgia has become the clean energy manufacturing heart of America, and we are proud to contribute to the state’s advanced manufacturing economy.”
The new facility will produce 1.4 GW of solar modules per 12 months made with Qcells’ next-generation photovoltaic cells, a high-efficiency tunnel oxide passivated contact expertise, higher often known as TOPCon. Located close to the corporate’s present 1.7 GW manufacturing unit in Dalton, the growth will carry Qcells’ complete capability within the U.S. to three.1 GW.
“We are excited to see Qcells continue to expand in Georgia,” states Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. “The state of Georgia and Korea have enjoyed an outstanding partnership for decades, supported by a dedication to relationship building. We have been focused on bringing jobs and opportunities to hardworking Georgians across the state.”
Groundbreaking is deliberate for fall 2022, and operation is predicted to begin throughout the first half of 2023.