Korean Solar Giant QCELLS Makes 470-Job Georgia Expansion Official
Korean-owned solar giant Qcells on Thursday officially confirmed reports of its plans for a major expansion at its Dalton, Ga. News agencies including Global Atlanta reported last week that the subsidiary of Korea’s Hanwha Group would invest $171 million in the United States, but the company at the time declined to confirm whether the new jobs would come to Dalton, where it already employs 750 people and makes 12,000 solar panels per day.
The confirmation comes on the heels of yet another record-breaking Korean investment in the state: a $5. Hanwha is in the midst of an ambitious expansion plan driven by the need to localize production in the United States to comply with domestic regulations and meet growing demand for clean energy.
Construction on the new facility at 310 Nexus Drive in Dalton is set to begin later this year, and production could start in the first half of 2023.
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