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DIRECTOR OF INDIA | JA SOLAR HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

STEVEN CHEN

JA Solar now is a leading global producer of high-performance photovoltaic (PV) products with a business scope covering wafers, cells, modules and photovoltaic power stations. We have 11 manufacturing bases, more than 20 branches and over 20,000 employees around the world. Our products are sold to more than 33,000 users from over 100 countries and districts.

Q. JA Solar was founded in 2005, how much do you think JA Solar is growing till now?

 
Founded in May 2005, JA Solar now is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance photovoltaic (PV) products with a business scope covering wafers, cells, modules and photovoltaic power stations. We have 11 manufacturing bases, more than 20 branches and over 20,000 employees around the world. Our products are sold to more than 33,000 users from over 100 countries and districts. By the second quarter of 2018, the cumulative shipments of JA Solar has exceeded 31GW.

 

Q. Its impressive supply chain includes photovoltaic products that design, manufacture and sell to over 100 countries and regions, what response you get from market?

 
JA Solar focuses providing high-quality products and services to customers all over the world. With our reliable PV products and good services, JA Solar has been well received by domestic and overseas clients, and has established strategic cooperation relationships with Renew, State Power Investment Corporation, EDF, ACCIONA, JGC, etc. With consistent technological innovation, sound and stable financial performance, and well-developed global sales and service network, JA Solar obtained exactly good reputation among customers, media and professional research organization. For several consecutive years, the company has been listed on the Fortune China 500 list and the World TOP 500 Energy Companies.

 

Q. What are your products, How it works and different from each other?

 
With a business scope covering wafers, cells, modules and photovoltaic power stations, JA’s products are widely used in ground-mounted photovoltaic power stations, and in industrial, commercial and residential distributed photovoltaic systems.
We are committed to the research and development of mass-produced, high-efficiency solar modules and innovation of photovoltaic technology. As an industry leader well-known for technological innovation and excellent quality of its products, JA Solar has been focusing on the research, development and production of high-performance photovoltaic products, and its cell production technology and scale has been top in the world for 8 consecutive years. The company has established a complete quality management system and all of its products are accredited by authoritative international accreditation bodies. JA Solar is the first and the largest company to start the application and mass production of PERC cells and modules in China. In 2017, JA Solar took the lead in putting PERC bifacial double glass modules into mass production, which redefined the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE).

 

Q. How you feel when you see your company in the world’s top 500 Energy companies?

 
We have been listed on the world’s top 500 Energy companies for serval years. We attach great importance on keeping stable financial performance and providing world-leading PV products, our annual revenue has reached 19.6 billion yuan in 2017.

 

Q. What type of services you provide to your customers?

 
We established over 20 branches globally, which help set in local sales and a support platform to provide customers with timely, high-quality, and localized services. 

 

Q. What is your reach in Indian market as compared with your competitors?

 
In 2017, our module shipments to India has reached 1GW of capacity. As the second largest solar power manufacturer more than 10% share of the market in India, JA Solar has become the fastest growing solar power company in the country for the last two years.  
JA Solar achieves high quality products by leveraging its advanced production lines and extensive R&D laboratories. Our modules deliver outstanding performance in the various harsh environments that characterize the India market.
Since JA Solar first module shipment to India in 2011, JA Solar has expanded quickly in the region by establishing strategic partnerships with local developers, EPC companies, independent power producers, and other important partners.  Our excellent quality of modules, combined with strong financial position and broad global sales and service network lead to significant market acceptance.

 

Q. How JA Solar is contributing in REI and what are your expectations from REI, Does it help you to make profits?

 
As a leading solar module supplier in the market, JA solar is active in REI show, JA solar was showing the update technology product in the past years in REI, at the same time, JA solar was participating the marketing activities during REI show. 
REI is a good platform for JA solar to meet new clients to increase our client base, to meet our frequent buyers one more time and get detailed discussions for the cooperation. 

 

Q. Tell me something about your current project and your plans for future?

 
In the future, JA Solar will continue to provide customers with high-quality products and services and promote the healthy and sustainable development of the photovoltaic industry.