JA Solar adds PV test facility with TUV help

JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. signed a cooperation agreement with TÜV SÜD, testing and certification services provider, to cooperate on product and system testing and certification initiatives, including the establishment of a TÜV SÜD-accredited testing facility at JA Solar’s Fengxian facility in Shanghai.

December 12, 2011 – GlobeNewswire via COMTEX — Solar cell maker JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. signed a cooperation agreement with TÜV SÜD, testing and certification services provider, to cooperate on product and system testing and certification initiatives, including the establishment of a TÜV SÜD-accredited testing facility at JA Solar’s Fengxian facility in Shanghai. JA Solar is the first Chinese solar company to sign a strategic cooperative agreement with TÜV SÜD.

With TÜV SÜD’s support, JA Solar will establish at Fengxian a world-class testing center, which will be qualified to conduct IEC61215/61730 testing. As part of the process of establishing the center, TÜV SÜD has already awarded TMP (Testing at Manufacturers’ Premises) certification to JA Solar’s in-house laboratory, which is the sole TMP laboratory of TÜV SÜD worldwide to date in the photovoltaic industry. The TMP qualification will enable the Company to complete its product certification processes more quickly and will lead to improved cost efficiencies.

The two parties will also cooperate on drafting standards for the construction and assessment of solar power projects to ensure that projects comply with international standards for safety and efficiency. JA Solar will also leverage TÜV SÜD’s experience in energy conservation and green building to ensure that its raw materials sourcing, production and sales processes, and solar power projects construction meet international best practice standards and are consistent with JA Solar’s long-standing commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen.

JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. makes high-performance solar power products. For more information, please visit www.jasolar.com.

TÜV SÜD Group provides a wide range of services including testing, certification, inspection, consultation and specialist guidance, etc. For more information, please visit www.tuv-sud.cn.

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