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The SMSL has remained cautious about its business outlook throughout 2017 but has revised total cell and module shipments to be in the range of 7.5GW to 7.8GW, up from 7.0GW to 7.2GW. Image: JA Solar.

The SMSL has remained cautious about its business outlook throughout 2017 but has revised total cell and module shipments to be in the range of 7.5GW to 7.8GW, up from 7.0GW to 7.2GW. Image: JA Solar.

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JA Solar has raised its 2017 full-year shipment guidance for cells and modules, including shipments to its downstream PV project business that supports close to reaching a 50% year-on-year increase.

The SMSL has remained cautious about its business outlook throughout 2017 but has revised total cell and module shipments to be in the range of 7.5GW to 7.8GW, up from 7.0GW to 7.2GW.

In issuing third quarter 2017 financial results late last year, PV Tech had reported that JA Solar was on track to almost reach a 50% increase just in PV module shipments, compared to 2016. 

The SMSL has not split cell and module shipments in its latest guidance nor provided an update to its downstream project completions. As a result, PV Tech’s recently published ‘Top 10 Module Manufacturers in 2017’ remains unchanged with both Canadian Solar and JA Solar vying for the third ranked position.

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