The coming clean energy revolution
ance solar power products,” says Xie Jian, president of JA Solar.
“In the first quarter of this year, we started mass production of Bifacial PERC (passivated emitter rear cell) modules with double-glass structure. The module can produce 16 percent more power than the conventional PERC modules. It provides new solutions to achieve (photovoltaic) grid parity where PV power costs are similar to those for fossil fuels.”
Xie says that in the first half of this year, JA Solar signed a strategic agreement with Peking University to establish the first “Summer School” in the photovoltaic field. Through their collaboration, JA Solar aims to cultivate photovoltaic talent with creative ideas and innovative abilities.
Han Xiaoping, chief information officer at Beijing-based China Energy Net Consulting Co, says: “China’s installed photovoltaic power capacity ranks first in the world. Photovoltaic power, especially distributed photovoltaic power, enjoys favorable government policies.”
Han says families from rural regions in China have installed distributed photovoltaic power systems on their roofs and have made money from the power generated. Each of the farmers can earn from 3,000 yuan ($455; 383 euros; £352) to 5,000 yuan annually. So photovoltaic power not only saves the planet but alleviates poverty, Han says.
Xie says: “We have 11 production facilities around the globe. The new production facility launched this June in Baotou, Inner Mongolia autonomous region, will further increase the capacity of silicon wafers. It is estimated that by the end of this year, our PERC technology will raise the solar cell efficiency from 20.5 percent to 21.2 percent.”
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