Gov. Kemp announced that SOLARCYCLE will create more than 600 new full-time jobs in Polk County, investing an estimated $344 million in a solar glass manufacturing facility in Cedartown

Maocn, GA – According to the state officials, the facility will be the first-of-its-kind in the country to use recycled materials from retired solar panels to make new solar glass.

SOLARCYCLE currently operates two solar panel recycling facilities in the U.S., and the company’s advanced recycling technology allows it to extract up to 95% of the value from used solar panels.

SOLARCYCLE’s new facility in Georgia will position the company as one of the first manufacturers of specialized glass for crystalline-silicon photovoltaics in the U.S., with the capacity to make five to six gigawatts worth of solar glass every year.

The glass will be sold directly back to the domestic solar manufacturers and fill a critical gap in the country’s supply chain to build more solar panels in America.

Governor Brian Kemp released the following statement:

“SOLARCYCLE’s first-of-its-kind facility is a transformational investment for the Polk County community and will help drive its economy for years to come. In Georgia, our strong energy mix is one of the key reasons our state has attracted generational investments in recent years. We will keep working to secure our power supply through exciting projects like this one.”

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