Sen. Ossoff secures largest clean energy manufacturing investment in American history thanks to his solar manufacturing law
Qcells to invest $2.5 billion, create 2,500 jobs in Georgia after Sen. Ossoff’s “Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act” became law this summer
Qcells CEO: “No one has been a bigger champion for Qcells than Senator Ossoff”
Dalton, Ga. — U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff has secured 2,500 solar manufacturing jobs in Georgia thanks to his solar manufacturing law.
Thanks to Sen. Ossoff’s Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act becoming law, Qcells will invest $2.5 billion in Georgia and create 2,500 jobs — the largest clean energy manufacturing investment in American history.
The $2.5 billion investment will expand Qcells’ solar manufacturing plant in Dalton, Georgia, and build a new solar manufacturing plant in Cartersville, Georgia — creating America’s first-ever complete solar supply chain, anchored in Georgia.
“My goal remains to make Georgia the world leader in advanced energy production. That’s why I wrote and passed major legislation to bring more solar manufacturing jobs to our state, and today secured the largest clean energy manufacturing project in American history, with thousands of solar jobs and billions of dollars on the way to Georgia,” Sen. Ossoff said.
“No one has been a bigger champion for Qcells than Senator Ossoff,” Qcells CEO Justin Lee said. “We’ve worked closely with Senator Ossoff to get his solar manufacturing legislation signed into law, which helped make today’s historic investment possible. We look forward to continuing our close partnership with Senator Ossoff to create fully American-made and sustainable solar solutions, starting here in Georgia.”
This new investment comes after Sen. Ossoff and Qcells previously broke ground on a $171 million manufacturing expansion in Dalton this summer, creating 470 jobs.
Sen. Ossoff’s Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act became law this summer as part of the Inflation Reduction Act.
Sen. Ossoff’s solar law is aimed at supercharging domestic solar manufacturing to create American jobs, strengthen energy independence, and reduce U.S. dependence on China.
According to Qcells, the new state-of-the-art Cartersville plant will manufacture solar ingots, wafers, cells, and finished panels.