Hanwha Q Cells plans to build a solar panel manufacturing plant in the U.S.

Hanwha Q Cells has unveiled plans to build a solar module factory in the U.S. with a capacity of more than 1.6 GW per year.

The facility, that will be located in Whitfield County, Georgia; will break ground this year.

Once completed in 2019, it will supply PERC modules to the rooftop and ground-mounted segments of the U.S. market.

The exact annual capacity of the plant was undisclosed in the announcement but its expected to exceed 1.6 GW.

Hanwha says this move demonstrates its commitment to the US market, despite recent trade barriers, and expects to grow its U.S. customer base.

With this Georgia facility completed, Hanwha Group will have manufacturing sites in South Korea, Malaysia, China and the U.S.

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