Q CELLS officially marked the grand-opening of its 1.7-GW solar panel manufacturing facility in Dalton, Georgia, today. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, Assistant Secretary of Commerce Jeffrey Kessler and other local officials were in attendance at the unveiling of the largest solar panel manufacturing factory in the Western Hemisphere. The 300,000-sq-ft facility, which employs 650 local workers, will have the ability to produce 12,000 Q CELLS panels every day. The facility commenced production on Feb. 1, 2019.
“Q CELLS believes in the U.S. market and is dedicated to increasing the strength of American solar manufacturing here in Georgia, for the benefit of our customers around the country,” said Hee Cheul Kim, CEO of Q CELLS. “With the capacity of this massive facility at work in the southeast, Georgia will continue growing in its standing as a national solar leader while adding hundreds of highly skilled manufacturing jobs. This vibrant facility marks major growth for the U.S. solar industry and overall solar adoption, and it also represents our investment in a cleaner, sustainable future for our planet.”
Q CELLS, headquartered in South Korea, invested nearly $200 million to build this facility with the express purpose of serving the U.S. market. From Georgia, Q CELLS will supply high-performance PV modules to American consumers, companies and facilities, including the new Facebook data center located east of Atlanta.
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