November 11 (Renewables Now) - JA Solar Holdings Co Ltd (NASDAQ:JASO) said today its PERC photovoltaic (PV) modules will be powering a 32-MW solar park in Japan’s Hokkaido island.
The Chinese solar products maker has already delivered the equipment and the power plant has been connected to the power grid. Located in the coastal city of Shibetsu, the PV park is coupled with a battery facility capable of storing 10,445 kWh of electricity that can be used in peak demand periods.
The solar farm is one of the largest ones of its kind in Hokkaido, JA Solar said. Its annual output is expected to be around 30 million kWh, which will help save more than 24,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year.
JA Solar noted that the PERC modules for this project can operate in temperatures of between minus 40 degrees Celsius and plus 85 degrees Celsius, as well as in extreme environments such as intense wind and snow conditions.