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JA Solar Holdings publicized that its monocrystalline and multicrystalline Cypress solar cells have reached a new high in their average conversion efficiency. The monocrystalline Cypress solar cell reached an average 19.1% efficiency, while the multicrystalline Cypress cell reached 17.4%. The industry average is said to be 18.8% and 17% for monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar cells, respectively.
The company noted in its Cypress series, its 6” full square monocrystalline solar modules and 6” standard monocrystalline modules now produce a power output of 280W and 270W, respectively. Additionally, its 6” multicrystalline solar modules produce a power output of 260W.
JA Solar pointed out that it has shipped over 300MW of its Cypress cells, including over 100MW to external customers. "We are delighted to have made yet another breakthrough with our Cypress series, as we continue to find innovative ways to service the market demand for high-quality, high-efficiency solar products," said Dr. Peng Fang, CEO of JA Solar. "By offering higher conversion efficiency without increasing the cost of cells, the Cypress cells further help to reduce the cost of modules on a per watt basis by ensuring a high power output. Customers are responding very well to this compelling value proposition, and we're confident that our continued focus on pushing technological boundaries will drive continued growth."