JA Solar’ India module shipments reached 1GW in 2017

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JA Solar Holdings announced its 2017 module shipments to India reached 1GW of capacity year-to-date (YTD).

JA Solar, the second largest solar power manufacturer with 10 percent share of the market in India, has become the fastest growing solar power company in the country for the last two years.

The 1GW of modules shipped to India represents electricity generation capacity of approximately 1.7 billion kWh, which can reduce carbon emissions by 1.47 million tons annually.

JA Solar has expanded its India presence by establishing partnerships with local developers, EPC companies, independent power producers, and other important partners.

JA Solar is the first company to apply double-printing technology to all cell manufacturing lines. The company also achieved 100 percent mass-production of PID-resistant cells and double-85 anti-PID for all modules.

“India is emerging as one of the world’s largest PV markets. JA Solar is well-positioned to continue to gain market share in the region. We remain focused on pursuing innovation in solar PV technology to increase cell and module efficiency even further,” said Baofang Jin, chairman and CEO of JA Solar.

JA Solar said its production capacity will reach 3 GW for silicon wafers, 6.5 GW for solar cells and 7 GW for modules used in solar PV systems by the end of 2017. JA Solar, which was founded in 2005, has cumulative shipments of over 25GW.