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BCAK Order Focus: MEMC taps JA Solar for OEM modules to be used by SunEdison
Date: 2010-07-06

Continuing to gain major OEM module supply deals for its high performance, low cost solar modules, JA Solar has signed a multi-year supply agreement with MEMC Electronic Materials. The supply-deal wills see MEMC subsidiary, SunEdison use JA Solars OEM modules for projects starting in the third quarter of 2010 and going through 2012. The move means that JA Solar’s modules will be used in commercial-scale and utility-scale projects in the future.

"MEMC, through its subsidiary Sun Edison, is a leading solar power project developer with an extensive project pipeline, particularly in North America and Europe. This supply agreement demonstrates JA Solar's ability to work with solar industry leaders and create strategic partnerships in the global photovoltaic industry," said Dr. Peng Fang, JA Solar's Chief Executive Officer. "Our partnership with MEMC greatly enhances JA Solar's position in the solar value chain, further diversifying our geographic presence and enhancing our order visibility, as well as providing us with access to its large project development pipeline.”

The module quantities involved in the deal were not disclosed, though JA Solar is ramping its OEM module production in the second-half of the year and expects capacity to reach 500MW by the end of 2010. 

The modules will incorporate 19% efficient cells using metal wrap-through (MWT) technology licensed by ECN.