Qcells To Invest Over $2.5 Billion In Georgia, Create More Than 2,500 Jobs

On Wednesday, Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced that Qcells, one of the largest renewable energy solutions providers, is going to invest over $2.5 billion to expand its solure module manufacturing operations in the state. 

“I am honored to announce the growth of Qcells in Georgia for a second time in less than a year,” said Governor Kemp. “With a focus on innovation and technology, Georgia continues to set itself apart as the No. 1 state for business. Combined with our robust logistics infrastructure, top-ranked workforce training program, and collaborative approach, Georgia provides a business-friendly environment that means jobs for hardworking Georgians in every corner of the state and success for both existing and new companies. We’re excited for Qcells’ continued success in the Peach State.”

Qcells is going to build a new facility in Cartersville, Georgia, and add an additional facility to its Dalton location. The move will create more than 2,500 new jobs in Georgia, and Qcells is now expected to increase the number of its employees in Georgia to more than 4,000 by the end of 2024.

“With this investment, we’re proud to strengthen our U.S. manufacturing capabilities and create good-paying jobs,” said Qcells CEO Justin Lee. “We are seeking to further expand our low-carbon solar investments as we lead the industry towards fully American-made clean energy solutions. Today’s news is further evidence of our growing partnership with Georgia, the workforce there, and an even brighter future together.”

As explained in a press release from Kemp’s office, “Qcells will construct a new manufacturing facility located at Highland 75 Corporate / Industrial Park, a Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) certified site in Bartow County. The new, state-of-the-art facility will manufacture 3.3 gigawatts of solar ingots, wafers, cells, and finished panels. The new facility will create approximately 2,000 new jobs for the region. Qcells expects to break ground at the Cartersville site in the first quarter of 2023.”

“Due to the company’s rapid growth, Qcells will also add a new facility adjacent to the company’s existing plant at 300 Nexus Drive in Dalton. With its third Whitfield County facility, the company will create 510 new jobs and add another 2 gigawatts of production capability,” the press release added.

D & B Staff

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