JA Solar wins 19 MW PV module supply agreement for utility scale solar power project in Germany

Source: JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., (Nasdaq:JASO), one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar cells and solar power products, has entered into an agreement with Solarhybrid AG, a Germany-based project developer and general contractor for turn-key utility-scale solar power projects, to supply 19 MW of solar modules to Solarhybrid's Allstedt I solar power plant in Halle, Germany. JA Solar is the exclusive solar module supplier to the project. 

Under the terms of the agreement, JA Solar will supply Solarhybrid with approximately 19 MW of high-efficiency PV modules. Located on a former military airfield in Germany, the Allstedt I solar power plant is expected to generate 19,030,000 kWh of electricity annually and reduce CO2 emissions by 266,381 tons over a service period of 20 years. The power plant is scheduled to be connected to the grid and commence operation by the end of this year. 

"We are delighted to work with Solarhybrid as the exclusive module supplier to the Allstedt I solar power project," commented Dr. Peng Fang, CEO of JA Solar. "As this project demonstrates, demand and support for solar energy are strong in Germany. We look forward to working closely with Solarhybrid to ensure the success of this project and to take advantage of future growth opportunities in Germany and beyond." 

Tom Schroder, CEO of Solarhybrid, said: "Following a stringent supplier selection process, we are very pleased to choose JA Solar, a proven provider of industry leading solar products, as our partner for this project. JA Solar's cost-effective, high-efficiency solutions will enable us to maximize the return on investment in this project. With JA Solar's support, we look forward to opening the Allstedt I power plant by end of this year." 

JA Solar expects total module shipments to Solarhybrid to reach approximately 40 MW in 2011, including 19 MW of modules for the Allstedt I project.

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