JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: JASO) ("JA Solar" or "JA"), one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced that it has completed the development of its new 1500V PV module, inaugurating the product's global launch in February 2015. The product was featured at the PV Expo in Japan on February 25th and was met with overwhelming reception. The new module will also be featured in several upcoming exhibitions, including the Ecobuild Conference to be held in London in early March, and the SNEC PV Power Expo to be held in China at the end of April.
The current IEC industry standard for maximum system voltage is 1000V of system voltage bias. The JA 1500V PV module has proven its performance under the IEC standard for 1500V of system voltage bias, passing the stringent PID test under its standard conditions for 1500V systems. Tested and certified by TUV, this performance is a testament to the high quality of this new product.
Mr. Yong Liu, Chief Technology Officer of JA Solar, commented, "Raising the maximum system voltage to 1500V means a potential increase of up to 50% in string length, reducing costs on the system side. It is an inevitable trend that 1500V systems would begin to be installed on a global scale. Our new 1500V PV module is further testament to JA's competitive advantage as a leader in industrial PV technology."