Qcells to invest $171 million in new solar module manufacturing facility in Dalton
Qcells CEO: “Nobody has been a bigger champion for Qcells and domestic solar manufacturing than Senator Ossoff”
Sen. Ossoff continuing push to make Georgia the national leader in clean energy technology & manufacturing
Dalton, Ga. — Today, U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff announced nearly 500 new jobs are coming to North Georgia.
Dalton-based Qcells will expand its solar module manufacturing facility, investing $171 million and creating nearly 500 local jobs in and around Whitfield County.
“We are proud to announce our new solar module manufacturing plant will be in Dalton, Georgia. Nobody has been a bigger champion for Qcells and domestic solar manufacturing than Senator Ossoff,” said Qcells CEO Justin Lee. “His landmark Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act, if passed, would create a new paradigm in which this would be the first of many such investments made in Georgia and around the United States.”
“I appreciate Qcells’ sustained and growing investment in Georgia and the working relationship we’ve built to create more jobs and opportunities for Georgians. I will continue working to make Georgia a world leader in renewable energy innovation and manufacturing,” Sen. Ossoff said.
Sen. Ossoff met with Qcells’ parent company Hanwha in Seoul last year and has been instrumental in pitching and securing additional clean energy investment in Georgia, also recently helping secure Hyundai’s electric vehicle investment that will create over 8,000 jobs in Bryan County.
Sen. Ossoff also met with Qcells’ leadership in Dalton last year and has championed Federal legislation to supercharge domestic solar production.
Qcells cites Sen. Ossoff’s Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act as a key reason for the additional investments in the U.S. and has promised additional multi-billion dollar investments in domestic solar manufacturing in Georgia and the United States upon passage of Sen. Ossoff’s legislation.
Sen. Ossoff’s legislation will supercharge domestic solar manufacturing, create tens of thousands of good-paying jobs in Georgia and nationwide, help meet the U.S.’ ambitious goal of having solar energy account for 40% of U.S. energy by 2035, and accelerate the transition to clean energy.
The expansion will bring an additional 1.4 gigawatts of new annual module capacity, bringing Qcells’ total production capacity in Georgia to 3.1 gigawatts.
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