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JA Solar Holdings (JASO) Ships 100-MW of Modules to Pakistani Solar Farm

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  1. cb4

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    JA Solar Holdings (Nasdaq: JASO) announced that it shipped 100MW of modules to the first large-scale solar farm in Pakistan.

    Occupying 500 acres of land, the solar farm is located within the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. The Solar Park will serve to address the country's energy shortage and is a key project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, an under-construction development program for energy and infrastructure projects to connect China to southern Pakistan and develop a new gateway for trade. Energy demand in Pakistan has grown approximately 8 percent annually, leaving the country with an estimated deficit in energy production of 6 GW.

    Punjab, the province in which the project is located, enjoys some of the highest solar irradiance in the world. With approximately 3,000 hours of sunlight each year, the region is highly suitable for PV power generation. This project is located in an arid region where temperatures reach up to 50 degrees celcius during the summer. The extremely hot and dry climate demands the highest quality modules.

    JA Solar supplied its modules under the supervision of PV Lab Germany GmbH, an authoritative third-party accredited laboratory which sets strict standards for raw material selection, manufacturing processes and quality inspection. JA Solar proved its reliability, high conversion efficiency and high power output by passing strict testing and shipping product on time. Tests included Electroluminescence Inspection and the 3xIEC Standard Thresher Test.

    Mr. Yong Liu, Chief Operation Officer of JA Solar, commented, "The harsh and arid climate in Pakistan is a great challenge for our solar modules. Successfully shipping 100MW of our modules is a testament to the high quality and reliability of our products."

    Mr. Jian Xie, President of JA Solar, added, "The establishment of the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park is an important means to attract foreign investment for Pakistan's energy industry. By completing 100MW of shipments to Pakistan, JA has achieved a new milestone in its effort to expand globally into new markets. As a module supplier for the first large-scale solar farm in Pakistan, we proved that our cost-effective products will add significant value for our down-stream customers by increasing power generation and reducing installation costs."

    JA Solar Holdings (JASO) Ships 100-MW of Modules to Pakistani Solar Farm
     
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    This is exactly what PTI does not want to see.

    @Jzaib what are you and your brother going to do about it now ? :lol:
     
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    inho ne rote hi rehna hai
    or nwaz shrif ne loadsheding khtm kr deni hai
    RO IMRAN RO
     
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    Looks like 100MW will be coming online in Spring of 2015. good for the summer season.
     
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    This land could be valuable for agriculture. I can see trees in the distance. I hope whoever planned this ensured proper site selection - but I have my doubts.
     
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    plant site selection could have been better had this been planned towards fort abbas or beyond Bahawalnagar... Solar energy in that area plus around Sadiqabad (near raiti city towards the indian border) is better but the main disadvantages are that these areas are away from main road, airports and away from high population areas (= power hungry areas)..
    I hope this project is capped at 1000 MW (or a higher figure at which a site is economically feasible) ... once capped other sites should be selected... the more dispersed our energy generation is the lesser the transmission loss and the more we will gain from it.
     
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    More & more solar parks & wind mill projects should be made in Pakistan at larger scale. Thar & Balochistan province are the best place for solar power project
     
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    Good start with Solar energy. But why not have the solar panels over canals? This will avoid using agricultural land as well as prevent evaporation of water from the canals.

    Modi had done just that in Gujarat, killing two birds with one stone! Here.....

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    solar-power-plant-atop-the-narmada-canal.jpg
     
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    Thar or Balochistans desert was more suitable choice. Bahawalpur is agricultural region.
    Here is solar Radiation Map Solar radiation and positioning of Solar Panels in Pakistan
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    We don't know but next time we meet nawaz shariff I will ask him personally.
     
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    Yeah, we need to do the same. There is another + point in that the cooler environment under the panels installed over canals improves efficiency of solar cells by a small margin.
     
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    It's a punjab government running pakistan. :P
     
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    Actually the power is nearer to the end consumers. Near cities and able to provide electricity both to Sindh and Punjab
     
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    we can make new cities in Sindh and Balochistan.