Hanwha QCells Completes Construction of 3.3 GW Plant

23 May, 2024


Hanwha Qcells, a global leader in clean energy solutions, has completed the construction of a 3.3 GW module production line in Cartersville, GA.

The new line began commercial manufacturing in April, solidifying Hanwha Qcells’ position as the largest crystalline silicon solar module manufacturer in the U.S.

The Cartersville factory, part of Hanwha Qcells’ integrated solar power production complex, the Solar Hub, plans to expand its annual manufacturing capacity of ingots, wafers, cells, and modules to 3.3 GW next year.

A factory in Dalton, OH, another key axis of the Solar Hub, completed its expansion at the end of last year, tripling module production capacity from 1.7 GW to 5.1 GW per year. The two factories will increase Hanwha Qcells’ total annual production capacity of modules to 8.4 GW, enough to generate the electricity required to power 1.3 million households in the U.S. for a year.

Once the Cartersville factory is fully operational in 2025, Hanwha will be the only company in North America to produce all key components across the solar supply chain.

Hanwha Qcells will obtain the encapsulant film ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA) from the Hanwha Advanced Materials Georgia (HAGA) facility, which is currently under construction adjacent to the Cartersville plant. Bohler’s Atlanta team is providing site civil engineering design and permitting services for this project, which is slated to be completed next month. Learn more about this 800,000 SF facility that will support the overall production of solar panels by Hanwha QCells.

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