JA Solar Reaches 100MWp of PV
Module Shipments to Solarcentury for UK Projects in 2014
SHANGHAI, Jan. 5, 2015 -- JA Solar has announced
that it has delivered over 100MWp of PV modules to Solarcentury,
a leading UK
solar developer and EPC, in 2014. The modules were mainly used in Solarcentury's ground-mounted solar projects and large
commercial rooftops in the UK.
Approximately 49MWp of JA Solar's
proprietary Full Square
mono 275Wp modules will be deployed for the Southwick solar farm. Once
connected to the grid in March 2015, the farm will
become one of the largest solar farms ever built in the UK.
Mr. Baofang Jin, chairman and CEO of JA Solar, commented, "The
UK market remains very successful for JA Solar and we have seen continued
growth year after year. We are very proud of our relationship with Solarcentury, a leading developer of large-scale solar
around the world and well respected for its high quality construction and
operations. We can confidently say our product is in good hands."
"Despite an impending renewables
obligation (RO) limit to individual PV sites over 5MWp, we are still optimistic
about the UK
market in 2015," Mr. Jin added. "The UK PV industry is extremely
dynamic with strong fundamentals. We see the market maturing at a fast rate,
and any gradual shift of focus towards rooftop solar also lends well to our
strategy for higher powered products."
Frans van den Heuvel, CEO of Solarcentury, said, "It is
important for us to co-operate with financially robust and reliable companies
like JA Solar to ensure the success of our solar farm projects, particularly
for our major sites and projects. We are pleased to be working with JA Solar
for our UK builds;
increasing the UK's
solar energy capacity also improves energy independence and reduces reliance on
Solarcentury is one of the most respected solar companies in the world. Founded
in 1998, we have been around since the early days of the solar industry and
have been part of the evolution that has made PV the attractive investment it
is today. We have put solar on a greater variety of sites than any other
company in the industry, and have won multiple awards for product innovation.
SOURCE JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd