JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: JASO), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced 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 solar 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 follows JA Solar’s recently announced progress in reaching new efficiency record of multi-Si solar PV cells,” said Mr. Jian Xie, president of JA Solar. “This new milestone once again demonstrates JA Solar’s devotion in enabling cost-effectively manufacturing high-performance solar cells and modules to meet the growing demand for high-performance solar power products.”
“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.”
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This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.