Hanwha Q CELLS' factory in Malaysia. Source: Hanwha Q CELLS. License: All Rights Reserved.
Photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer Hanwha Q Cells Korea Corp has unveiled plans to build a solar module factory in the US with a capacity of more than 1.6 GW per year.
The facility will be located in Whitfield County, Georgia and will break ground this year, the company said today. Once completed in 2019, it will be supplying PERC modules to the rooftop and ground-mounted segments of the US market.
According to the announcement, the exact nameplate annual capacity of the plant remains undisclosed but will exceed 1.6 GW.
Hanwha Q Cells Korea said the move demonstrates its commitment to the US market, in spite of the recently imposed trade barriers. The company even expects the new plant to allow it to widen its customer base in the US.
The Georgia facility will mean that Hanwha Q Cells Korea and Hanwha Q Cells Co Ltd (NASDAQ:HQCL), both affiliates of Hanwha Group, will have manufacturing sites in South Korea, Malaysia, China and the US.