JA Solar to target Middle East market for bifacial modules

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on email
Source: JA Solar.

Module manufacturer JA Solar expects glass-glass bifacial modules to become the mainstay of the Middle East market.

In addition to the power boost, the increased resilience of a dual-glass panel is already popular with clients in the region the company told PV Tech.

“Compared with regular modules, the double-glass module is more advantageous in wind and sand resistance, working life and so on,” said Dr Xinming Huang, senior vice president, JA Solar. “In the future, we will mainly promote bifacial double-glass modules in Middle East,” he added.

“In 2017, JA Solar launched the new PERC double glass modules. The product attracted much attention when it appeared in the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. “This year, we have targeted GW-scale bifacial PERC double glass module orders globally. We will put more effort into promoting bifacial PERC double glass modules in the region to provide a superior choice for local large-scale ground-mounted power projects,” said Huang.

JA Solar has already had some early successes in the region, particularly in Jordan, Egypt and the UAE where it claims to have among the largest market share. It has high hopes that the Saudi Arabian market is ready to emulate the success of others in the Middle East and North Africa.

“Countries in the region are increasingly aware of the limitation of oil and gas resources and are motivated to develop renewable energy. Therefore, we are very optimistic about the future development of the PV industry in the Middle East,” added Huang.

The region is already home to some of the lowest levelized costs of electricity (LCOE) that solar has produced. Despite this, Huang sees room for further gains.

“The key to cost reduction is to reduce LCOE, which can be achieved through two ways: reducing project cost, and increasing project power generation,” said Huang adding that the resilience and additional input from mass-produced, glass-glass bifacial modules would tick both boxes.

“It is an effective way to reduce the cost by optimizing the performance of the photovoltaic system and increasing the system power generation. It can be achieved by using technologies such as trackers.”

26 August 2021
In this webinar, JA Solar will present its product portfolio based on the latest technologies to improve your PV projects, ensuring maximum reliability and performance. During the webinar we will receive insight from JA Solar about its solar technology roadmap and how the manufacturer is providing customers with innovative solutions to suit their needs, while we will also analyse how to determine the best product solution for each solar project.

Read Next

PV Tech Premium
July 5, 2021
As it matures, the solar industry is moving beyond the use of Performance Ratios (PR) as the go-to performance metric for operational sites. Christopher West, head of central engineering - solar PV delivery unit at Statkraft, argues the case for PRs to be replaced by alternative, more evolved methods of assessment.
June 29, 2021
Soltec has signed an agreement to supply its SF7 bifacial solar trackers to Norwegian state-owned utility Statkraft for use in four PV projects being developed in the southern Spanish region of Andalucía.
June 21, 2021
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) members JinkoSolar and JA Solar are to invest in polysilicon provider Xinte Energy’s 100,000 ton facility in Inner Mongolia, receiving priority access to the polysilicon produced as a result.
June 15, 2021
PV Tech’s Carrie Xiao provides an extensive overview of the solar modules on display at this year’s SNEC PV Power Expo in Shanghai, comparing all of the major product launches, exhibitions and technologies that took centre stage.
PV Tech Premium
June 9, 2021
Price increases in polysilicon and other auxiliary solar module materials have exerted much pressure on manufacturers, JA Solar has said, impacting on profitability in the first half of 2021. Xinming Huang, senior vice president at JA Solar, tells PV Tech how the company is responding.
May 13, 2021
The solar module manufacturing subsidiary of Italian utility Enel is aiming to scale up annual production capacity to 3GW in the second half of 2023, the company has confirmed.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinars
August 19, 2021
At 9am (PT) | 6pm (CEST)
Solar Media Events
August 25, 2021
Solar Media Events
October 6, 2021
Solar Media Events
October 19, 2021