BEIJING, Nov. 21, 2019 /PVTIME/ -- JA Solar, a world-leading manufacturer
of high-performance photovoltaic products, announced that it supplied all
high-efficiency PERC double-glass modules for a 67MW dc Mafraq I solar plant
and a 67MW dc Empire solar plant in Jordan. Both Mafraq I and Empire solar
plants are among the first set of projects in the Middle East region that use
double-glass modules. The completion of these projects is a great reference for
the application of PERC double-glass modules in a desert environment.
The Mafraq I and Empire solar plants, with a combining scale of 134MW, are
developed by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV). FRV is a leading provider of
comprehensive renewable energy solutions worldwide with its new energy projects
spreading across different geographies. JA Solar has established and maintained
a good relationship with FRV since 2016, and both companies have cooperated on
the construction of GW-scale solar plants.
Mafraq I and Empire solar plants, on which FRV and JA Solar worked
together, have been connected to the grid in Jordan. The plants are located in
the Jordanian desert area that is known for extreme environmental conditions of
sandstorms, high temperature, arid climate, and large temperature difference
between day and night. As a result of such extreme conditions, performance
requirements are typically high for PV modules that are deployed in the region.
The JA Solar double-glass modules have a superior temperature coefficient and
mechanical load resistance. Additionally, these high-efficiency modules perform
well in several other attributes, including abrasion, wind and sand, fire, and
weather resistance. This enables the modules to minimize performance
degradation and power attenuation caused by sharp temperature variations. JA
Solar provides a 30-year warranty for linear power output of its PERC
double-glass modules, ensuring the stability and high power generation of solar
plants. The two solar plants, which are now in operation, are expected to
generate a total of 260 million kWh of electricity annually and reduce carbon
dioxide emissions by 210,000 tons per year.
Mr. Jin Baofang, Chairman of the Board of Directors of JA Solar, said,
"JA Solar is one of the solar market leaders in the Middle East market.
Specifically, it has more than 30% of the Jordan solar market, and its
shipments to the UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries have
also grown in the last several years. Looking ahead, JA Solar will continue to
work with more customers and provide high-efficiency photovoltaic products for
customers in the region."
Source: JA Solar Co., Ltd.