JA Solar Opens Malaysian Cell Manufacturing Plant

JA Solar Holdings Co. has opened its 400-megawatt photovoltaic solar cell manufacturing plant in Penang, Malaysia.

The facility, which is JA Solar’s first manufacturing facility outside of China, is equipped to produce high-efficiency multi-crystalline solar cells for use in PV power generation. These cells will primarily be used to manufacture JA Solar modules outside of China to provide competitive product solutions for certain overseas markets.

JA Solar invested approximately US$70 million in the facility located in the Penang Bayan Lepas Industrial Park.

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