Expansion of Q Cells’ U.S. module factory to 5.1 GW completed

As announced in January of this year, Hanwha Q Cells USA, the U.S. affiliate of Korea's Hanwha Q Cells Co. Ltd, has completed the expansion of its Dalton, Georgia, solar module manufacturing facility from the previous 3.1 gigawatts (GW) of annual capacity to the current 5.1 GW. According to Q Cells, this makes the factory »the largest manufacturing plant of its kind in the Western Hemisphere« and also the first completed expansion of a module manufacturing facility following passage of the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
Meanwhile, the larger part of the $2.5 billion investment in U.S. production capacity announced in January will go toward an integrated manufacturing facility for 3.3 GW each of silicon wafers, solar cells and modules in Cartersville, about 80 kilometers from Dalton (also in Georgia). By 2024, the company aims to have annual production capacity for 8.4 GW of module output in the USA.

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