JA Solar’s Malaysian PV Cell Plant to Become Operational

published: 2015-10-20 17:37 | editor: | category: News

JA Solar’s PV cell manufacturing facility in Malaysia is about to start operating. The facility has 400MW of PV cell production capacity and was established as a solution to the U.S.’s punitive tariffs.

PV Tech reports that JA Solar, a member of Silicon Module Super League (SMSL), is planning to launch the 400MW PV cell facility in Malaysia next Wednesday, a.k.a. October 28. The plant was planned for avoiding U.S.’s anti-dumping and countervailing tariffs that are imposed on certain China-made PV products. JA Solar originally scheduled to start operating the facility in the fourth quarter of 2015.

The Malaysian plant is located at the Bayan Lepas Industrial Park, Pulau, Pinang. JA Solar will produce P-type multi-si PV cells at the plant.

Several Chinese and Taiwanese have or had plans to establish overseas manufacturing facilities in third-party countries including Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The other company chose to build manufacturing facility in Malaysia is JinkoSolar, which was planning to have 500MW of PV cell production capacity and 400MW of PV modules.

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