JA Solar Launches DeepBlue 3.0 ‘Light’ for Distributed PV Market

By JA Solar

JA Solar has launched its DeepBlue 3.0 ‘Light’ high-efficiency module, tailored for global commercial and residential rooftop systems. The mass production power of the module is up to 415W and it has successfully passed certification testing conducted by TÜV SÜD to IEC standards 61215 and 61730.

In May of 2020, the company launched the DeepBlue 3.0 module based on 182mm x 182mm wafers and commenced mass production three months later. Since the first global shipment  that October, the product has been widely welcomed by both the industry and customers alike. Taking into account production, transportation, installation, system compatibility and the actual performance of the entire industry supply chain, the DeepBlue 3.0 series has been designed with the advantages of multiple high-efficiency and low-degradation technologies, including the new-generation PERC high-efficiency cell technology PERCIUM+ and Ga-doped silicon wafers. This enables enhanced performance in reliability, conversion efficiency and power generation,  reflecting a design mindset of customer-orientation and a focus on achieving optimal LCOE.

Dr. Xinwei Niu, JA Solar Executive President and board member, commented: “As distributed photovoltaics enter the era of grid parity, market demand for high-efficiency distributed modules has become more urgent. Since its launch last year, DeepBlue 3.0 has been widely accepted by the global market and the launch of its ‘Light’ version will further promote the application of high-efficiency PV products and bring higher profits to distributed users around the world.”

The DeepBlue 3.0 Light module inherits all the benefits of the original DeepBlue 3.0 product, while also taking into account the practical characteristics of both commercial and residential rooftop projects, providing customers with greater installation capacity, lower BOS costs and higher investment returns. It has a mass production efficiency of over 21.3%, providing higher power per unit area and weight, higher roof utilization rate and load-bearing capability. Due to its relatively low voltage value, it uses a larger number of single-string modules compared with other distributed products, which can effectively reduce BOS costs. For example, on a 13m*5m pitched roof with a 30° angle, the DeepBlue 3.0 Light module has a higher installation capacity and capacity-to-load ratio compared to other 400W modules applied in distributed projects, increasing client revenue by around 5%-10%.

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