Qcells says its new photo voltaic panel manufacturing facility can be positioned in Dalton, Ga. The $171 million funding will increase manufacturing of superior photovoltaic modules.
“Our extra funding in Dalton will assist Qcells higher serve the wants of U.S. clients with elevated native manufacturing capability,” states Qcells CEO Justin Lee. “Georgia has grow to be the clear power manufacturing coronary heart of America, and we’re proud to contribute to the state’s superior manufacturing financial system.”
The brand new facility will produce 1.4 GW of photo voltaic modules per yr made with Qcells’ next-generation photovoltaic cells, a high-efficiency tunnel oxide passivated contact expertise, higher referred to as TOPCon. Situated close to the corporate’s current 1.7 GW manufacturing facility in Dalton, the enlargement will deliver Qcells’ whole capability within the U.S. to three.1 GW.
“We’re excited to see Qcells proceed to broaden in Georgia,” states Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. “The state of Georgia and Korea have loved an impressive partnership for many years, supported by a dedication to relationship constructing. We’ve been targeted on bringing jobs and alternatives to hardworking Georgians throughout the state.”
Groundbreaking is deliberate for fall 2022, and operation is predicted to begin throughout the first half of 2023.