Hanwha Q CELLS Korea Corp. announced it will build a solar module manufacturing facility in the United States. Construction for the factory in Whitfield County, Georgia, will commence in 2018 and is scheduled to be completed in 2019. While the exact nameplate capacity of the new facility remains undisclosed, the company confirms that it will exceed 1.6 GW per year. The high quality modules manufactured by Hanwha Q CELLS Korea in the United States will be provided to Hanwha Q CELLS Co. Ltd., which will have access to 100% of the facility’s production volume.
With the completion of the production facility in Georgia, Hanwha Q CELLS Korea, together with Hanwha Q CELLS, another affiliate of Hanwha Group, will have manufacturing facilities in South Korea, Malaysia, China, and the United States at its disposal. The new manufacturing fab is testament to Hanwha Q CELLS Korea’s commitment to the U.S. market, in spite of the recently imposed trade barriers. The U.S market is also one of the most important markets for Hanwha Q CELLS Korea.
Upon commencement of manufacturing activities in the U.S. fab, Hanwha Q CELLS Korea will supply high quality PERC modules to the rooftop and ground-mounted segments in the United States. As the U.S. market has traditionally been a market that valued performance and quality, the new plant is expected to enable Hanwha Q CELLS Korea to widen its customer base in the United States.