SOLARCYCLE to Bring Over 600 Jobs to Polk County with Innovative Solar Glass Manufacturing Facility

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Governor Brian P. Kemp announced today that SOLARCYCLE, a pioneering solar recycling company, will establish a new manufacturing facility in Cedartown, Polk County, generating over 600 full-time jobs. The company plans to invest approximately $344 million in the facility, which will specialize in producing solar glass using recycled materials from retired solar panels.

Describing the project as a “transformational investment” for the community, Governor Kemp highlighted Georgia’s robust energy mix as a key factor in attracting such significant investments. SOLARCYCLE’s cutting-edge technology enables them to extract up to 95% of the value from used solar panels, positioning the company as a leader in sustainable energy solutions.

With existing operations in the United States, SOLARCYCLE’s new facility in Georgia will be the first of its kind in the country to manufacture specialized glass for crystalline-silicon photovoltaics. This move will address critical supply chain gaps and contribute to the expansion of domestic solar panel manufacturing.

Progress and updates on the Cedartown plant will be available at www.solarcycle.us/careers.

CEO and Co-Founder of SOLARCYCLE, Suvi Sharma, expressed excitement about the project, emphasizing its contribution to building American-made clean energy solutions and creating good-paying jobs in Georgia.

The manufacturing facility, to be located at Cedartown North Business Park, is expected to begin construction in 2024 and become operational by 2026. It will offer employment opportunities across various sectors, including manufacturing, engineering, management, research and design, and support staff.

Local authorities welcomed the investment, highlighting the collaborative efforts between Polk County Government, the City of Cedartown, and development authorities to create a pro-business environment. Chair of the Development Authority of Polk County and Cedartown Development Authority, Jamie Morris, emphasized the positive economic impact and the potential for further community development.

Representatives from the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and other partners facilitated the project, underscoring Georgia’s business-friendly environment and its commitment to fostering innovative industries. Commissioner Pat Wilson praised Georgia’s role in advancing renewable energy and emphasized the state’s strong infrastructure and supportive ecosystem for businesses.

Georgia’s prominence in the solar energy sector continues to grow, with the state ranked seventh in the nation for installed solar capacity. The investment from SOLARCYCLE further solidifies Georgia’s position as a leader in renewable energy innovation and economic development.

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