JV to establish solar module manufacturing facility

Issue 270 - 30 Jan 2014 | 1 minute read
Chinese solar products manufacturer JA Solar Holdings Company and SA solar farm construction company Powerway PV have formed a joint venture to establish a solar module manufacturing facility in Port Elizabeth. The facility, in the Coega Industrial Development Zone, will supply customers in South Africa and the southern African region with solar modules assembled from JA Solar’s high-efficiency cells. Production is scheduled to begin in Q2 2014, with the plant targeted to reach an initial annualised capacity of 150MW. The partners have the option to expand production capacity to 600MW to meet growth in regional demand.

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