JA Solar has planned the development of a manufacturing hub in the Qidong Economic Development Zone in the Jiangsu Province, China. The hub will have a PV cell production capacity and module assembly of 20 GW each. The project is estimated to cost approximately $1.56 billion over its four-year construction period.  Further, JA Solar signed the investment framework agreement for the new manufacturing hub with the People’s Government of Qidong City, Jiangsu Province.

The project is expected to be built in three separate phases of approximately 6.6 GW per phase for both cell and module assembly plants. Timelines were not revealed for the expansion as the internal review by the board of directors or general meeting of shareholders is yet to be completed.     

In February 2021, JA Solar confirmed its plans announced for the investment and construction of the Baotou Phase III 20GW ingot and mono-wafer plant expansion. This development is estimated to cost $769.4 million and take around two years to be completed and ramped. In January 2021, the company announced updated plans for a 10GW solar cell plant in Yangzhou as well as announcing a 6GW module assembly plant at the same location.

JA Solar is a manufacturer of high-performance photovoltaic products. The company’s business covers silicon wafers, cells, modules, and photovoltaic power stations. JA Solar products are available in 135 countries and regions and are used extensively in ground-mounted power plants, commercial & industrial rooftop PV systems, and residential rooftop PV systems.