Qcells to expand U.S. module manufacturing capacity with new 1.4-GW factory

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The largest manufacturer of crystalline silicon modules in the United States will grow even larger. Hanwha Solutions, the company behind Qcells, has announced that it will invest $ 170 million in a new US solar module assembly plant with a manufacturing capacity of 1.4 GW. Q Cells is already Georgia 1.7GW Module Plant..

Qcells, an existing 1.7GW module plant in Dalton, Georgia

The new factory, which the company has not yet disclosed its location, should be online as early as early 2023. This brings the total capacity of Qcells’ US modules to 3.1GW.

Hanwha will also increase its cell production capacity in South Korea by investing $ 150 million to expand its existing plant. When the expansion plan is completed, the total cell capacity in South Korea will be 5.4GW in total. Hanwha secures low-carbon polysilicon from manufacturers around the world to further improve and decarbonize the solar panel manufacturing process. The company is associated with OCI, a South Korean polysilicon manufacturer, headquartered in Norway and based in Washington, REC Silicon.

“The growing uncertainty shows that ensuring reliable and sustainable energy is more important than ever,” said Justin Lee, CEO of Hanwha Q Cells. “To do this, Qcells will find a cleaner way to increase renewable supply from a variety of sources and produce energy. In doing so, energy security and net zero emissions. Contribute to both. “

Q Cells

After these two expansions in module and cell manufacturing capacity, Hanwha will invest further in the US solar supply chain, including wafers and cells.

“To achieve our goal of rebuilding the US solar value chain, it is important to ensure policy certainty,” said Lee. “With our constant efforts to provide reliable and sustainable energy, we will do our utmost to solidify Q CELLS as a reliable option for the US solar market.”

See the list of module manufacturers in the United States here.

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