Qcells to invest $2.5 billion to build complete solar supply chain in Georgia

Jan. 13, 2023
According to the company, their announcement marks the largest U.S. solar investment in history.

Qcells plans to build a complete solar supply chain in Georgia, creating 2,500 new jobs in the process. The company's $2.5 billion investment will be spent building a new facility that will generate 3.3 gigawatts of solar panels and components, as well as increasing production at its existing facility by 2 gigawatts. According to the company, their announcement marks the largest U.S. solar investment in history.

In a recent quote, Justin Lee, CEO of Qcells, said, “As demand for clean energy continues to grow nationally, we’re ready to put thousands of people to work creating fully American Made and sustainable solar solutions, from raw material to finished panels. We are committed to working with our customers as well as national and Georgia state leaders to bring completely clean energy to millions of people across the country.”

In a statement, President Biden said, "Hanwha’s Q CELLS investment will create thousands of good-paying jobs in Georgia, many of which won’t require a four-year degree. It will bring back our supply chains so we aren’t reliant on other countries, lower the cost of clean energy, and help us combat the climate crisis. And, it will ensure that we manufacture cutting-edge, solar technology here at home. It’s a win for workers, consumers, and our climate."

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