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Dec 8, 2014 - Chinese solar products maker JA Solar Holdings (NASDAQ:JASO) said today it has delivered 100 MW of photovoltaic (PV) modules for a project in Pakistan.
The equipment will be powering a unit of the Quaid-i-Azam solar farm in Bahawalpur, Punjab province, JA Solar said without providing the terms and financial details of the deal. The Chinese firm shipped the modules under the supervision of PV Lab Germany GmbH.
“By completing 100 MW of shipments to Pakistan, JA has achieved a new milestone in its effort to expand globally into new markets,” said the firm’s president Jian Xie.
The Quaid-i-Azam solar project is in line with the Pakistani government’s efforts to cope with the country’s energy shortage of 6 GW through the use of conventional and renewable energy sources. Its goal is to source 10% of its total power from renewables by 2015.
The plan is to expand the Quaid-i-Azam solar complex to 1 GW in the future. The project is a joint venture between the government of Punjab, Bank of Punjab and China's TBEA Sun Oasis Co Ltd.
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