In order to increase shipment to the U.S. PV market through a way that circumvents the anti-dumping tariffs, JA Solar is seeking for partners to establish a PV cell and module manufacturing factory in Southeastern Asia. The factory would help JA Solar to reduce its manufacturing costs down to around US$30 million.
With an OEM agreement, the newly built factory will have a 400MW production line for manufacturing PV cells and modules to ship to the U.S. JA Solar faces the 165.04% dumping margin in the 2014 anti-dumping final rulings and is figuring out methods to boost its shipment to the world’s third-largest PV market.
The company shipped only a limited volume of PV modules to the U.S. in 2012 and 2013. It is trying to negotiate with the U.S. administration for lowering the tariff rates. The plan of constructing a new PV manufacturing factory is part of JA Solar’s ambition to enter into the U.S. market with more competitive prices. If the negotiation fails, JA Solar will accelerate plans to build the Southeastern Asian PV manufacturing facility during the second half of 2015. It is expected to see the final determination of 2012 anti-dumping tariffs review in April or May.