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Qcells Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Manufacturing Facility

Gray, a leading design-build firm recognized for its engineering, architecture and construction expertise, proudly joined Qcells to celebrate the grand opening of its first manufacturing operation in the United States, located in Dalton, Georgia.

In Numbers

  • Dalton, GA
  • 1,183,598 s.f.
    Square Footage
  • 9 months; 15 months

The new facility assembles high performance and high quality photovoltaic modules to serve customers in the U.S.


The ceremony featured an official ribbon-cutting with opening remarks and brief speeches by some members of the Qcells team as well as national, local and regional leaders. Attendees were also treated to lunch and tours of the new facility as a part of the ceremony.


“Qcells believes in the U.S. market and is dedicated to increasing the strength of American solar manufacturing here in Georgia, for the benefit of our customers around the country. With the capacity of this massive facility at work in the Southeast, Georgia will continue growing in its standing as a national solar leader while adding hundreds of highly skilled manufacturing jobs,” said Hee Cheul (Charles) Kim, CEO, Qcells.


Officials cut the ribbon on the new Qcells facility, including Georgia Governor Brian Kemp.

“This vibrant facility marks major growth for the U.S. solar industry and overall solar adoption, and it also represents our investment in a cleaner, sustainable future for our planet,” he added.


Gray engineered, designed and constructed the more than 300,000 s.f. facility in just nine months. Known as the largest solar module plant in the Western Hemisphere, the plant boasts an annual production capacity of 1.7 gigawatts, an amount nearly equivalent to the peak output of Hoover Dam.


 “It’s been a pleasure to be involved in the largest solar module plant in the U.S.,” said Stephen Gray, president and CEO of Gray. “This was the third project with Qcells and/or its affiliates, and we look forward to continuing our relationship into the future.”


About Gray


Gray is a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm with nearly 60 years of experience in manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, distribution and commercial facility construction. Currently, Gray has several large projects that are under way or recently completed including: a new, highly automated retail fulfillment center for in Bessemer, Ala.; custom-fitted NorthStar Kitchens for Champion in Alberta, Canada; a new paint shop for Volvo Car US Operations Inc. in Ridgeville, S.C.; and a state-of-the-art facility for Kraft Heinz in Davenport, Iowa, named Food Engineering Magazine’s 2018 Plant of the Year.


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About Qcells


Qcells (NASDAQ: HQCL) is one of the world´s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ) and Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ) with its diverse international manufacturing facilities in Malaysia and China. Q CELLS offers the full spectrum of photovoltaic products, applications and solutions, from modules to kits to systems to large-scale solar power plants. Through its growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East, the company provides excellent services and long-term partnerships to its customers in the utility, commercial, governmental and residential markets. Qcells is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm and a Top 10 business enterprise in South Korea.


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"With the capacity of this massive facility at work in the Southeast, Georgia will continue growing in its standing as a national solar leader while adding hundreds of highly skilled manufacturing jobs."
Hee Cheul (Charles) Kim, CEO


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