Shanghai, China | November 17, 2014 – JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, announces that the rated power of its solar modules assembled by 60 multi-crystalline silicon (“multi-Si”) cells has reached a new milestone of above 280 W.

This newly achieved result, which has been independently confirmed and certified by TUV Rheinland of Germany’s Shanghai Testing Center, sets a record-high 17.2% conversion efficiency to date for the PV panels consisting of 60 regular industrial size (156×156 mm2) multi-Si cells and using a single standard junction box.

“This latest result of above 280W output power achieved from multi-Si modules with 60 cells is the continued effort of our R&D and follows JA Solar’s recently announced progress in reaching new efficiency record of multi-Si solar cells.” said Mr. Jian Xie, president of JA Solar.

“The output power of these record-setting solar modules we’ve just made can be further improved by fine tuning our module assembly process and encapsulation materials,” added by Mr. Yong Liu, Chief Operation Officer of JA Solar. “At least another five watts increase is definitely achievable. That will add significant value for our down-stream customers in terms of increasing power generation and reducing installation cost.”

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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