Setting New Milestones.

Q CELLS USA Inc., a subsidiary of Q CELLS & Advanced Materials Corp., selected Gray to design and build the first U.S. manufacturing operation for the organization.

  • Location
    Dalton, GA
  • Square Footage
    371,598 s.f.
  • Operational
    7 months
Dalton, GA
371,598 s.f.
7 months
"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."
Hee Cheul (Charles) Kim, CEO


“We are pleased to have partnered with Gray for providing timely delivery of our manufacturing facility,” said Mr. Byeong Yong (James) Choi, Q CELLS USA President/COO.

High Performance, High Quality


Q CELLS saw the growing demand from U.S. customers and realized the best way to serve those needs was to establish a plant in closer proximity to its customer base. As one of the world’s largest photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers recognized globally for its premium solar cells and modules, Q CELLS assembles high-performance and high-quality photovoltaic modules at the new plant.


The company needed its operation up and running as soon as possible and challenged Gray to complete the project on a fast-track schedule. Thanks to around the clock, seven days a week crews, Gray was able to complete the more than 300,000 s.f. facility in just seven months.


This facility is the largest solar module plant in the Western Hemisphere and boasts an annual production capacity of 1.7 gigawatts, an amount nearly equivalent to the peak output of the Hoover Dam.


In recognition of the project’s quality and success, Q CELLS placed first in the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Alabama Excellence in Construction® awards. Each year, the premier competition recognizes construction projects of outstanding merit.


“The Gray submittal for Q CELLS was a shining star for our banquet this year,” said Jay Reed, president of ABC Alabama. “The safety, quality control, and expedited schedule set it apart from the competition immediately.”


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Q Cells’ PV manufacturing plant received ABC Alabama’s first-place award for excellence in construction.

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"With multiple trade teams performing work day and night, Gray maintained a 24-hour staff presence, seven days a week to oversee the project with zero lost-time incidents. The strategy of this schedule was to allow critical path work to be ongoing, while also allowing work that could not be done at night to continue during the day without congestion and interruption."
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