Gray and Repeat Customer Qcells Partner on Historic Solar Investment
Qcells, a subsidiary of Hanwha Solutions, selected Gray to design and build a new solar panel manufacturing facility in Cartersville, GA, and expand its existing campus in Dalton, GA.
Qcells originally selected Gray to design and build the award-winning Dalton facility that was completed in 2019, the company’s first U.S. manufacturing operation. Gray was later selected to build an additional manufacturing facility on the campus to expand production.
The Dalton operation is currently the largest solar module plant in the Western Hemisphere. The customer’s latest investments will increase production capacity at that facility and the greenfield plant in Cartersville to a combined 8.4 gigawatts by 2024. Qcells intends to hire 2,500 people to support its leadership in the solar energy sector.
“Having worked with Qcells, Gray is honored to continue our relationship on such a monumental investment,” said Brian Jones, president & CEO of Gray Construction. “These projects will tremendously impact the people of Georgia, the American economy, and the solar industry.”
The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) last year was a major component in helping this project move forward. Under that Act solar companies that make solar panel components are eligible to claim tax credits. This project will help massively reduce the U.S.’s dependency on foreign photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers.
This ranks among the largest manufacturing projects in Georgia’s history.
Consistently ranked among the top industrial contractors in the U.S. and internationally, Gray focuses on the following markets for domestic and international customers: Food & Beverage, Manufacturing, Automotive, Distribution, Mission Critical, and Commercial, with nearly 30 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia.
Founded in 1960, Gray has grown to encompass a complementary family of brands designed to augment and enhance each other’s specialized capabilities without gaps or redundancies. Our robust offering enables us to create one-of-a-kind solutions at the highest levels of customization, delivering unmatched precision and partnership to some of the world’s most sophisticated organizations.