Located in Cadiz City of the Negros Occidental province, the facility is designed for a total capacity of 132.5MW, 92.5MW of which will be equipped with JA Solar's JAP6-72 310W modules, including an initial on-site instalment of over 30MW.
The Negros Occidental province is located near the equator and the facility is located approximately three kilometres (km) from the coastline. Strong winds, combined with humid and salty air conditions require superior performance solar modules resistant to potential induced degradation (PID), salt spray corrosion and wind pressure.
Mr Jian Xie, President of JA Solar, commented: “The module shipments for the solar project in Cadiz City mark JA Solar's first entry into the Philippine market, demonstrating our resolution and confidence in building a presence in emerging markets.
“The superior PID-resistance, performance and reliability of JA Solar's modules ensure efficient and reliable power output in the hot and humid conditions of the Philippines.”
JA Solar is the first manufacturer worldwide to have started mass production of 100 percent PID-resistant cells.