A German solar energy company, Mage Solar GMBH, is building a $30 million production plant in the Middle Georgia city of Dublin, creating 350 jobs over the next five years, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Monday.

Dublin’s location about halfway between the Port of Savannah and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, was cited as a key factor in locating the plant in Dublin. The company’s North American headquarters will also be located in Dublin and will include a solar education academy, according to a news release.  

The company also cited the Center of Excellence for Photovoltaics Research and Education at the Georgia Institute of Technology as one of the state’s assets.

Production of modules that convert sunlight into energy is expected to begin at the end of this year. 

Mage is headquartered in Ravensburg, Germany. For more information on the company, click here.