Qcells Powers Microsoft's Global Green Shift

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Qcells and Microsoft have teamed up for an eight-year partnership, marking Microsoft as one of the world's top buyers of renewable energy.

Qcells will supply Microsoft with 12 gigawatts of solar modules and services over eight years, powering over 1.8 million homes annually. This collaboration helps Qcells build a reliable U.S. solar supply chain, creating sustainable solar modules.

Microsoft is committed to being carbon-negative, water-positive, and zero waste by 2030. Together, the two companies aim to bring 1.5 gigawatts of solar panels yearly to Microsoft projects until 2032. The solar modules will come from Qcells' new factory in Cartersville, Georgia, part of a $2.5 billion investment.

Justin Lee, Qcells' CEO, stressed Qcells' role in advancing global renewable energy. Microsoft sees this collaboration as a way to boost domestic solar production, supporting a clean energy economy. Both companies share a vision of a cleaner, sustainable future.

In another development, REC Silicon in Washington is now producing polysilicon, a vital component for solar modules. This was made possible by Qcells' parent company, Hanwha Solutions, investing over $200 million in April 2022. The polysilicon from REC Silicon will power the new Qcells factory in Georgia, set to be completed in late 2024.

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