Qcells expands, creates another 160 jobs in Cartersville

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (WDEF) — More than 150 new jobs are coming to Northeast Georgia. Qcells has invested another $147 million to expand solar manufacturing in Bartow County.

Senator Jon Ossoff’s Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act made this possible.

Qcells newest investment will create another 160 jobs.

They will create their third Georgia plant, which will be the only one in the U.S. to produce Solar EVA. This is a unique material which is needed for the creation of solar panels.

Qcells plans to create America’s first complete solar supply chain, here in Georgia.

In January, Qcells announced a $2.5 billion investment to Georgia. That investment created 2,500 jobs.

“Qcells is doubling down on building a complete, domestic solar supply chain and this recent investment is critical to making that happen,” said Qcells CEO Justin Lee. “Working with Hanwha Advanced Materials, our customers will soon be able to confidently know that the solar they buy from us was made right here in America.”

Last year, Qcells started building their first solar manufacturing expansion in Georgia. It included a $171 million facility, and created 470 new jobs in Dalton.

Senator Ossoff’s Act became law in Summer of 2022. It was part of the Inflation Reduction Act.


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