JA Solar supplies PV modules for Bangladesh project

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JA Solar Holdings has supplied its solar modules for a solar power plant with an installed capacity of 28 MW in Teknaf, Bangladesh.

Bangladesh’s first large-scale solar power plant was successfully connected to the utility grid in September 2018. The power generated from the solar power plant can meet 80 percent of the electricity demand in the area.

The solar plant is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20,000 tons per year when compared with the diesel power plant of the same scale, JA Solar Holdings said in an official statement.

The Bangladeshi government intends to generate 2,000 MW of electricity through solar power by 2021.

The project is near the largest river in the region, and is within 1km of the coast. JA Solar’s solar modules have passed rigorous reliability and environmental adaptability tests, and have resistance to PID attenuation, salt spray corrosion and wind pressure, and can maintain high-efficiency stable power output.

Technaf Solartech Energy (TSEL), a subsidiary of Joules Power, constructed the project. Nuher Latif Khan is the managing director of TSEL.

“A Solar will focus on technological innovation and product quality improvement to meet the diverse needs of our global customer base and promote the development of renewable energy globally,” Baofang Jin, president and CEO of JA Solar, said.