JA Solar will exclusively furnish Solarhybrid's Allstedt I solar power plant in Halle, Germany, with approximately 19MW of high-efficiency PV modules.
Located on a former military airfield in Germany, the Allstedt I solar power plant is expected to generate 19,030,000kWh of electricity annually and reduce CO2 emissions by 266,381 tons over a service period of 20 years. The power plant is scheduled to be connected to the grid and commence operation by the end of this year.
“We are delighted to work with Solarhybrid as the exclusive module supplier to the Allstedt I solar power project,” commented Dr. Peng Fang, CEO of JA Solar. “As this project demonstrates, demand and support for solar energy are strong in Germany. We look forward to working closely with Solarhybrid to ensure the success of this project and to take advantage of future growth opportunities in Germany and beyond.”
Tom Schroder, CEO of Solarhybrid, said: “Following a stringent supplier selection process, we are very pleased to choose JA Solar, a proven provider of industry leading solar products, as our partner for this project.”
JA Solar expects total module shipments to Solarhybrid to reach approximately 40MW in 2011, including 19MW of modules for the Allstedt I project.
At the end of last year, Solarhybrid completed the largest PV plant in Europe as well as completing a total of 11 solar power plants in three countries totalling a capacity of 218MWp.