JA Solar supplies to Malaysia’s first utility-scale solar project

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JA Solar  announced that it won the contract to supply 50 MW (AC) of modules for the country’s first utility-scale solar project in Malaysia.

Located in Sabah, the 50MW utility-scale inaugural project marks a significant milestone in solar energy development in Malaysia, which has gained lots of attentions from Ministry of Energy, Energy Commission, Sabah Electricity and senior government officials.

SPIC Energy Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of State Power Investment Corporation (“SPIC”), provided EPC service for the project. SPIC is the largest solar power investor and operator in China, as well as globally.

JA Solar provides 50 MW (AC) of high-performance Percium mono modules with lower light induced degradation rate, better anti-PID performance and higher power output, which can operate in a hot and humid environment.

The project is currently under construction and expected to be completed by the end of 2017. It is expected to create more than 200 jobs and resolve the power shortage problem in Sabah.

Cao Bo, JA Solar’s vice president commented, “We have invested USD163 million in our Penang, Malaysia manufacturing operation to produce poly and mono cells with the annual capacity of 1000MW. From the China-Malaysia relationship standpoint, investing in manufacturing facilities and sharing our technical expertise in Malaysia, a rapidly growing market, remains our top priority.”

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