There’s a surprising new home for one of the largest solar panel manufacturing factories in the Western Hemisphere: Dalton, Georgia, a city known for being the long-standing carpet capital of the world and the district of none-other than far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
In 2016 and 2020, 70% of the county where Dalton is located voted for Trump. But it’s here, off of Hwy I-75, north of Atlanta and south of Chattanooga, Tennessee, where Hanwha Qcells, one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, has set up shop.
You probably heard U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene went viral for accidentally praising Biden. But what you didn’t hear is that she has good reason to praise the president.
Qcells’ recent growth is due, in large part, to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The IRA is the Biden administration’s sweeping climate and clean energy investment legislation which was signed into law last year.
The bill brought a ton of new solar manufacturing jobs to Dalton.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene voted against it.