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JA Solar Seeking Partnerships For Solar Cell Production In Southeast Asia, 400 MW Of Planned Capacity In 2015

One of the top solar energy companies in the world, JA Solar, is currently looking to find partners for its solar cell + module production in Southeast Asia, according to recent reports.

JA Solar’s management also recently commented — during a 4th quarter earnings call — that the company’s plans to manufacture somewhere around 400 megawatts (MW) of solar cell capacity in the region during the second half of 2015 could end up being accelerated, depending on the approval or rejection of its petition to the US government (concerning being given a specific duty rate).

The gist of this is: If the petition proves unsuccessful, the plans for Southeast Asia could be accelerated.

Owing to the company’s rather limited solar module shipments to the US in 2012 and 2013, it wasn’t a part of initial duty evaluations — leaving it in a bit of a no man’s land as far as some things go.

With a potential allocation of a specific duty rate, JA Solar is looking to the possibility of boosting solar module shipments to the US, for obvious reasons — the US is a huge solar market.

The final word from the US authorities on that regard isn’t due until early to mid April. Until then, everything is a bit up in the air. It’s not yet clear when a timeline for JA Solar’s decisions concerning production in Southeast Asia will be made known. What is known, though, is that the company is looking for partners in the region as way to keep capital expenditure at or below ~$30 million.

Image Credit: JA Solar

 
 
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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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