JA Solar founder and chairman back at the helm


JA Solar said in a short statement that its founder and chairman, Jin Baofang had returned to work at the company. Image: JA Solar

‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JA Solar has confirmed its founder and chairman, Jin Baofang had returned to work at the company.

Baofang has returned after he was detained last year, with those restrictions having now been lifted by the Pingdu Supervisory Committee.

This article requires Premium SubscriptionBasic (FREE) Subscription

Unlock unlimited access for 12 whole months of distinctive global analysis

Photovoltaics International is now included.

  • Regular insight and analysis of the industry’s biggest developments
  • In-depth interviews with the industry’s leading figures
  • Unlimited digital access to the PV Tech Power journal catalogue
  • Unlimited digital access to the Photovoltaics International journal catalogue
  • Access to more than 1,000 technical papers
  • Discounts on Solar Media’s portfolio of events, in-person and virtual

Or continue reading this article for free

The SMSL member said in a short statement that it had received a notice from Jin Baofang that the supervisory authority had lifted its lien measures on 16 April 2021.

JA Solar’s chairman was placed under investigation on 7 November 2020, details of which have not been made public, and did not attend board meetings during the six-month investigation.

During that time, JA Solar reported PV module shipments of 15.88GW in 2020, up from 10.26GW in 2019, a 54.8% increase year-on-year, setting new records for total shipments and shipment growth.

12 March 2024
The conference will gather the key stakeholders from PV manufacturing, equipment/materials, policy-making and strategy, capital equipment investment and all interested downstream channels and third-party entities. The goal is simple: to map out PV manufacturing out to 2030 and beyond.

Read Next

Subscribe to Newsletter

Most Read

Upcoming Events