New Projects, Renewables, Solar

Solar facility in South Africa underway

JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: JASO), a solar power products manufacturer, and Powerway PV SA Pty. Ltd (PWSA), a solar farm construction services provider, have formed a joint venture to establish a solar module manufacturing facility in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

The facility, located in Port Elizabeth’s COEGA Industrial Development Zone, will service customers within the South African region.

Production is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2014. When completed the plant is projected to produce 150-MW of total capacity.

JA Solar and Powerway have the option to expand the production capacity up to 600-MW to meet the regional growth demand.

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