JA Solar and Hong Kong-based manufacturer Powerway have signed a cooperation agreement to jointly develop the photovoltaic market in South Africa and other countries in the region. Powerway has set up a South African production facility producing solar tracker and fixed-tilt mounting structures and says it will start module production.
Under the terms of the agreement, Powerway will include JA Solar as the module supplier for projects it bids on in South Africa. The two companies will also cooperate to develop local content for their project bids.
"Powerway has established a footprint in South Africa over the last two years and has a wide market connection – the ideal long-term partner to work with in South Africa," says JA Solar Chief Operating Officer Xie Jian.