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JA Solar To Supply Modules for a 250MW Solar Project in Israel

China-based JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. has announced the shipment of modules to the Ashalim 250MW solar project, a large utility-scale project using JA's Mono PERC modules in Israel.

Israel's Negev Desert, the location of the forthcoming 250 MW CSP/PV solar plant.

Developed by Electricite De France S.A. (EDF) and Clal Sun Ltd.  BELECTRIC, the power station aims to reduce contamination levels and promote local renewable energy development in Israel.

Located in the Negev Desert, the plant is part of a 250 MW pipeline of solar assets that combine solar thermal energy and photovoltaic energy. The 35MW PV (photovoltaics) plant was connected in December 2017. JA Solar is the sole PV module supplier, providing high-quality modules using its Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) technology.

JA Solar holds the core patent for PERC technology, in which modules demonstrate a lower light-induced degradation rate and perform well under desert conditions of high temperature differences and intense ultraviolet rays. With higher reliability and efficiency, JA Solar's PERC modules offer a strong guarantee of power generation.

Mr. Cao Bo, Vice President of JA Solar, commented: "We are pleased to partner with global giants such as EDF, Clal Sun and BELECTRIC to develop the solar market in Israel. JA Solar has the largest market share in Israel. We believe this cooperation demonstrates our value proposition and track record of technical innovation with high-performance solar modules. We sincerely look forward to working with these industry giants to collaborate on new business opportunities globally and serving our global partners and customers by providing the highest-quality solar products and services."