JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: JASO) ("JA Solar"), one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced that it will provide 420MW of high-efficiency PV modules for the first phase of the "Front Runner" demonstration PV project in Datong, Shanxi province, including 150MW of its high-efficiency monocrystalline Percium modules.
Launched in October 2013, Percium is a high-efficiency monocrystalline module developed by JA Solar. Percium modules incorporate cells using Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell (“PERC”) technology. JA’s PERC cells have delivered continuous improvement in conversion efficiency over the last three years. In June 2014, volume production began for Percium high-efficiency cells, making JA Solar the industry leader in furnishing a conversion efficiency of over 20% for a mass-produced P-type cell. Percium family products now have conversion efficiencies of up to 21%; the power output of 60-cell modules exceeds 295W, and that of 72-cell modules exceeds 345W. Percium modules feature better low-light performance, a lower temperature coefficient, lower light attenuation, and better PID resistance. For comparison, they generate 2% more electricity per rated “watt” than conventional monocrystalline modules.
JA Solar, a leader in the PV industry in terms of core technologies and quality, is renowned worldwide for products with high reliability, high power output and high conversion efficiency. Including monocrystalline Percium modules, JA Solar produces a total of five PV modules that meet or exceed China's "Front Runner" standard, including high-efficiency polycrystalline Riecium modules, conventional monocrystalline Cypress modules, conventional polycrystalline Cypress modules, and double-glass modules.
“JA Solar's modules are not only taking an ever larger share of the market in China, but are also becoming increasingly popular in other countries,” said Mr. Jian Xie, President of JA Solar. “Our modules are in short supply, so high-efficiency products are increasingly favored by our customers. We intend to continue our track record of technical innovation, with the goals of better conversion efficiency and improved manufacturing processes. JA Solar is proud to play a key role in the transformation and improvement of China's PV and manufacturing sectors.”