Greentech Lead America: JA Solar Holdings, a provider of
solar cells, has inked an agreement with the Shanghai Institute of Technical
Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (SITP) to set up research and
innovation center in solar technology.
The new center will be located at JA Solar’s R&D
facility in Yangzhou, China.
The focus of new innovation center will be on developing
and commercializing cutting-edge new technologies that improve solar cell
conversion efficiency. JA Solar and the SITP will establish and operate the
Center of Excellence for Photovoltaic Innovation.
JA Solar has worked with the SITP, whose 500 researchers
have a particular expertise in infrared optoelectronics and new infrared
photoelectric materials, over the past two years to develop new crystalline
“The Center for Excellence will enable us to
continue to drive advances in solar technology and improvements in conversion
efficiency. We are excited to work with the SITP in the years ahead to set new
benchmarks for the global solar industry,” said Peng Fang, CEO of JA
“JA Solar is recognized globally for its commitment
to solar research and is the ideal partner for us on this exciting initiative.
Our long-term existing partnership with JA Solar has already created
encouraging results, and I’m confident that together we will set the industry
standard for research excellence in the years ahead,” said Xuechu Shen,
academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences at SITP.