Largest Solar Installation in Tennessee, U.S. Powered by JA Solar's PV Modules
SHANGHAI, China, Jan. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.
(Nasdaq:JASO) ("JA Solar" or the "Company"), one of the world's largest
manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced the
completion of the delivery of 9.5 MW of PV modules to the Volkswagen Solar
Park, adjacent to the Volkswagen manufacturing plant at Chattanooga,
The 9.5 MW installation consists of 33,600 high-performance multi-crystalline
silicon PV modules supplied exclusively by JA Solar, and occupies 33 acres of
land. The solar park was designed and constructed by Phoenix Solar Inc.
("Phoenix Solar") for Silicon Ranch Corp. ("Silicon Ranch"), which will sell
the electricity to Volkswagen under a 20-year power purchase agreement. It is
the biggest solar park to date in the state of Tennessee and the largest solar
installation at an auto factory in the United States. The solar park is
projected to produce 13,100,000 kWh of electricity annually.
To celebrate the "power up" of the solar installation, Volkswagen Group of
America Chattanooga Operation LLC hosted a dedication ceremony on January 23,
which was attended by representatives from Silicon Ranch, Phoenix Solar, JA
Solar, UniRac, and SMA, as well as local municipal and county government
"The United States is one of the fastest growing markets in the global solar
industry and we are proud to have JA Solar modules powering this landmark
Volkswagen solar installation," said Jonathan Pickering, President of JA Solar
USA. "JA Solar is committed to providing high-quality, high-performance, and
high-reliability solar modules to our customers and we are pleased to have
been selected by Phoenix Solar for this project. Phoenix Solar has an
outstanding reputation as a global leader in the design and construction of
solar systems, and we've enjoyed a very close partnership as both companies
grow in the United States."
"We are delighted to have worked together with JA Solar on the Volkswagen
Solar Park installation," said Dr. Murray Cameron, CEO and President of
U.S.-based Phoenix Solar Inc. "JA Solar's high-quality products and
professional technical and customer services were key to the success of the
project and we look forward to collaborating again in the future."
The electricity produced from the solar park will be 100% consumed by
Volkswagen's Chattanooga manufacturing plant and is expected to meet 12.5% of
the plant's energy needs during full production and 100% of its needs during
About JA Solar
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 cells. Its standard and high-efficiency
product offerings are among the most powerful and cost-effective in the
industry. The Company also produces solar modules which it distributes under
its own brand and produces on behalf of solar manufacturers globally. The
Company shipped 1.69 GW of solar power products in 2011. JA Solar is
headquartered in Shanghai, China, and maintains production facilities in
Shanghai, as well as Hebei, Jiangsu and Anhui provinces.
For more information about JA Solar, please visit our website at
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