JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. says it plans to develop three solar power projects totaling 300 MW in Xingtai City in China's Hebei Province. The projects will each have a capacity of 100 MW.
JA Solar says it has obtained approval from the Hebei Provincial Development and Reform Commission to develop the first 50 MW phase of one project in Lincheng County. The company has also signed framework agreements with local authorities pertaining to the projects in Neiqiu and Xingtai counties and expects to receive approval to develop such projects by the end of this year.
‘These projects are a major step forward as we look to increase the role project development plays in our overall revenue mix,’ says JA Solar Chairman and CEO Baofang Jin. ‘Over the past three years, we've built up experience in engineering, procurement and construction … and we see project development as a complement to our manufacturing business.’