JA Solar starts ramping cell and module production at 10GW Yiwu plant

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on email
JA Solar said that the Phase I (5GW solar cell, 5GW module assembly) started production, initially using 182mm wafers. Image: JA Solar

‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JA Solar has started the volume production ramp at its 10GW Yiwu Information Optoelectronic High-tech Industrial Park manufacturing hub that was officially announced at the start of 2020.

JA Solar said that the Phase I (5GW solar cell, 5GW module assembly) facility had started production, initially using 182mm x 182mm large-area wafers. The Phase I solar cell project had previously been reported to cost US$399 million, while the 10GW assembly plant would cost around US$550 million. 

The Phase 1 full ramp is expected to be completed in 2021. Phase II will be completed and start ramping some time in 2023.

The company had approximately 11GW of ingot/wafer, solar cell and module assembly nameplate capacity at the end of 2019 and has plans to reach ingot/wafer capacity of 18GW, as well as 16GW of solar cell capacity, by the end of 2020. JA Solar is targeting 23GW of module assembly capacity by the end of 2020. 

All three segments could reach 30GW by the end of 2021, according to the company.

PV Tech recently highlighted that JA Solar’s capacity expansion announcements in the first nine months 2020 could result in 35.8GW of ingot/wafer capacity expansions, topped slightly by advanced solar cell expansion plans of 36.5GW and module assembly expansion plans reaching 32GW by the end of 2023. Capital expenditures could be in the region of US$4.1 billion.

Read Next

September 9, 2021
Three of the solar industry’s leading manufacturers have launched a standardisation drive aimed at creating a standard for module sizing and mounting hole spacing.
September 6, 2021
Radovan Kopecek and Joris Libal analyse recent efficiency announcements against the backdrop of new and emerging solar PV technologies, and plot the course for solar’s next steps.
September 1, 2021
Solar manufacturer Tongwei increased the prices of its cells for the second time in a month on Monday, with polysilicon pricing also edging upwards this week.
August 30, 2021
JA Solar has disclosed plans to invest up to RMB5 billion (US$773 million) in upstream silicon rod and wafer projects after witnessing its operating costs soar in the first half.
August 23, 2021
Trina Solar has achieved a new record efficiency of 23.56% for 210mm P-type monocrystalline silicon PERC cells, which are already in mass production.
August 20, 2021
LONGi has increased its wafer prices for the first time in nearly two months with the industry braced for continued high prices throughout the rest of the year.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
October 6, 2021
Solar Media Events
October 19, 2021
Solar Media Events
December 1, 2021