SHANGHAI, China,Dec. 29, 2011 (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 cells and solar power products, today announced that it has entered into an agreement withSolarhybrid AG (Frankfurt:SHL) (“Solarhybrid”), aGermany-based project developer and general contractor for turn-key utility-scale solar power projects, to supply 19 MW of solar modules toSolarhybrid’s Allstedt I solar power plant in Halle,Germany.JA Solaris the exclusive solar module supplier to the project.
Under the terms of the agreement,JA Solarwill supplySolarhybridwith approximately 19 MW of high-efficiency PV modules. Located on a former military airfield inGermany, the Allstedt I solar power plant is expected to generate 19,030,000 kWh of electricity annually and reduce CO2 emissions by 266,381 tons over a service period of 20 years. The power plant is scheduled to be connected to the grid and commence operation by the end of this year.
“We are delighted to work withSolarhybridas the exclusive module supplier to the Allstedt I solar power project,” commented Dr.Peng Fang, CEO ofJA Solar. “As this project demonstrates, demand and support for solar energy are strong inGermany. We look forward to working closely withSolarhybridto ensure the success of this project and to take advantage of future growth opportunities inGermanyand beyond.”
Tom Schroder, CEO ofSolarhybrid, said: “Following a stringent supplier selection process, we are very pleased to chooseJA Solar, a proven provider of industry leading solar products, as our partner for this project.JA Solar’scost-effective, high-efficiency solutions will enable us to maximize the return on investment in this project. WithJA Solar’ssupport, we look forward to opening the Allstedt I power plant by end of this year.”
JA Solarexpects total module shipments toSolarhybridto reach approximately 40 MW in 2011, including 19 MW of modules for the Allstedt I project.
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AboutJA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.is a leading manufacturer of high-performance solar power products. The company sells its products to solar manufacturers worldwide, who assemble and integrate solar cells into modules and systems that convert sunlight into electricity for residential, commercial, and utility-scale power generation. For more information, please visit www.jasolar.com.
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Solarhybrid AGis a project developer and general contractor for turn-key photovoltaic power projects at utility scale. The company offers the following services:
– Project development and co-development
– Financing and structuring
– Sale to investors
– Engineering, procurement, and construction services (EPC contracting)
– Operation and Maintenance (O&M)
Project financing, structuring and marketing are all carried out by solarhybrid capital management GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of solarhybrid AG. A list of references with a total capacity of 266 megawatts (both completed and commissioned projects) is proof of the company’s expertise in technical, organizational and financial project management. Contracts for a further 123 megawatts are set to be awarded in the near future. The project pipeline totals approximately 350 megawatts in Europeand 2.25 gigawatts in the United States. The company is run from its locations in Hamburg, Frankfurtand Brilon. In addition to these, there are also local companies in Italy, the Middle Eastand the United States. Company shares are traded on the open market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.solarhybrid.ag.
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