JA Solar, a global leading manufacturer of high performance solar cells and modules, will continue to promote its PERCIUM cells module and RIECIUM cells module at global exhibitions in February 2014. The products have already been successfully launched in CleanTech Summit& Exhibition in Israel on 18th February and will appear at several upcoming exhibitions, such as PV Expo in Japan on 26th February, Ecobuild in UK in March and SNEC in China in May.
A 285 W power rating is expected for 6×10 PERCIUM cells modules, which surpasses that of the average mono-crystalline silicon (“mono-Si”) solar cells by 20W. PERCIUM solar cell, a fundamental element of PERCIUM cells module, has surpassed a conversion efficiency of 20.3%, 1.3% higher than average, by applying technologies including passivated backside and local BSF. Compared with average cells modules, PERCIUM cells module produces 8% more power output per unit area. Transportation, installation and BOS costs will be dramatically reduced and 1% more power will be yielded in low-light environment because of its excellent low-light performance.
A 270W power rating is expected for 6×10 RIECIUM cells modules, which surpasses that of the average multi-crystalline silicon solar cells by 15W and that of the average mono-Si solar cells by 5W. By using black silicon technique, RIECIUM solar cells, fundamental elements of RIECIUM cells module, are able to have an identical appearance, which makes the whole collection more appealing. RIECIUM solar cell has surpassed a conversion efficiency of 18.3%, 0.8% higher than average. Compared with average cells modules, RIECIUM cells module produces 6% more power output per unit area and cost caused by transportation, area, installation and BOS will be dramatically reduced. Besides, RIECIUM cells module proves its superior PID-resistant ability by passing double IEC standard test.
To ensure the reliability of its products, JA Solar only uses high quality components from the best suppliers. All its products are manufactured with in-house automated processes, following a procedure that is inspected and certified by PI-Berlin and Solar-IF. As well as the PID test, products have also passed Long-term Reliability Tests, Harsh Climate Environment Endurance Tests and other tests certified by TÜV, SÜD and ETL.
The PERCIUM cells module is suitable for residential rooftops and commercial rooftops (small and medium-sized buildings). The RIECIUM cells module is suitable for ground installations, manufacturing and commercial rooftops (big and medium-sized buildings), small-sized commercial buildings and residential buildings because of its appearance. JA Solar plans to commence mass production of these two modules and integrate them into module assembly lines for commercial use in May, 2014.
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About JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of high-performance solar power products that convert sunlight into electricity for residential, commercial, and utility-scale power generation. The Company is one of the world’s largest producers of solar power products. Its standard and high-efficiency product offerings are among the most powerful and cost-effective in the industry. The Company distributes products under its own brand and also produces on behalf of its clients. The Company shipped 1.7 GW of solar power products in 2012. JA Solar is headquartered in Shanghai, China, and maintains production facilities in Shanghai, as well as Hebei, Jiangsu and Anhui provinces.