JA Solar Panels
JA SOLAR JAP60S01 270-280W
So Does JA Mean “Just Awesome”?
JA Solar got their start in 2005 and are now in fact a huge PV maker. They grew fast, and made it on the NASDAQ in 2007, and are also a Top 500 firm too. JA have 11 plants and also 27 branches world wide. They make it all - and not just panels but they build solar farms as well. JA Solar has been one of the world's leading cell makers since 2010. It has grown to be a main Tier 1 panel maker since 2012. Recently, they in fact raised the warranty on their panels to 12 years. This has given them a big lift with Aussie buyers since the norm is 10 years. What we like about JA is that they also have a branch in Newcastle, NSW. When you need service it pays to know that the firm has a branch here.
How's This Then For A Set Of Numbers?
They have 10% of the global market, also sales of $3 billion USD. They have shipped more than 29 GW of panels since they started. So, with success like this, it has to impress. In 2015 JA Solar made 3.7 GW of panels, which also made them the 4th largest maker in the world. In 2016 they shipped 5.5 GW of panels, so this put them in 4th place once more.