Microsoft Azure: Qcells announces long-term extension of alliance with Microsoft

Jan 09, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

South Korean solar panel producer Qcells this week announced an eight-year strategic alliance with Microsoft Corp. to extend the companies’ existing solar panel supply deal. This extension comes as Microsoft looks to procure a large amount of solar panels produced in the US for its renewable energy projects.

Bobby Hollis, vice president, Energy, Microsoft, said, “Our expanded agreement with Qcells is designed to drive large-scale domestic production of solar modules essential to advancing a resilient US supply chain and clean energy economy. Through long-term agreements like this we are signaling Microsoft’s demand and bringing more renewable energy to the grid, faster.”

Justin Lee, CEO of Qcells, also said, “We are pleased to be a part of such a substantial commitment that will accelerate the global shift to renewable energy solutions. Qcells is uniquely positioned to ally with Microsoft towards creating a clean, sustainable future because of our investment in building an American-made solar supply chain. We look forward to expanding renewable energy frontiers together today and tomorrow.”