Microsoft to buy enough US-made solar panels to power 1.8 million homes

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The first phase of Qcells' $2.5 billion investment in U.S. solar manufacturing was the now-complete expansion of its plant in Dalton, Georgia / Credit: Qcells North America
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The first phase of Qcells' $2.5 billion investment in U.S. solar manufacturing was the now-complete expansion of its plant in Dalton, Georgia / Credit: Qcells North America

New deal to fund 12GW of solar capacity from Qcells over the next eight years

Microsoft has signed an eight-year deal with the largest US solar manufacturer, Qcells, to supply the company with enough solar panels to add 12GW of solar electricity to the US grid. For perspective,...

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