Chinese PV equipment manufacturer JA Solar has started to ship 35MW of its modules to Siemens for installation at five PV projects in Israel owned by Arava Power Company.
Three of the five projects are located in the Arava Desert whilst the remaining two will be built in the Negev Desert. Siemens will be responsible for providing EPC services for all five projects.
Under the terms of the module supply agreement, JA Solar will provide Siemens with a total of 122,936 high-efficiency polycrystalline PV modules, each with an average output of 290Wp. Delivery began in January and is expected to complete by May.
Commenting on the order, Baofang Jin, CEO of JA Solar said: “The abundance of solar energy in the Arava and Negev deserts makes PV modules the ideal solution to fulfill local electricity needs, and JA Solar's durable, high-performance modules are well suited to such a demanding environment.
“This deal marks an important milestone for JA Solar in Israel, which has a strong tradition of seeking alternative energy sources. We will continue to expand our footprint in the Middle East by offering more customers the high-quality, cost-effective products they need to utilize the rich solar resources in the region.”