Microsoft and Qcells Partner to Expand U.S. Solar Capacity & Create Jobs 

Qcells North America, the largest solar module factory of its kind in the United States, recently announced a partnership with Microsoft to expand renewable energy production and bring additional solar energy to the grid.  

As a leader in the solar industry, Qcells has a team of experts in every field of solar engineering and manufacturing. Qcells’ groundbreaking Q.ANTUM Technology has been raising standards of module performance and efficiency throughout the solar industry, and their investments and manufacturing practices emphasize Qcells’ commitment to U.S. manufacturing. 

Joining hands, Microsoft and Qcells are planning to install twelve gigawatts of sustainably- produced solar capacity over the next eight years. This growth is equivalent to powering 1.8 million homes per year. These solar modules will be supplied by Qcells’ fully integrated solar supply chain factory in Cartersville, Georgia. Additionally, this expansion of the domestic solar supply chain will create 4,000 jobs.  

Microsoft’s Vice President of Energy Bobby Hollis said, “Our expanded agreement with Qcells is designed to drive large-scale domestic production of solar modules essential to advancing resilient U.S. supply chain and clean energy economy. Through long-term agreements like this, we are signaling Microsoft’s demand and bringing more renewable energy to the grid, faster.”  

The partnership also reflects Microsoft’s investment in renewable energy and grander goal of becoming carbon negative, water positive and zero waste by 2030. 

CRES Forum celebrates both Qcells and Microsoft for actively working to expand the renewable energy grid and spearheading the clean energy transition while strengthening American competitiveness and innovation.  

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