Monday, September 17, 2007

JA Solar Extends Wafer Supply Agreement With ReneSola; Terminates Agreement With Former PowerLight Corporation

September 14, 2007: 07:36 AM EST

HEBEI, China, Sept. 14, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. ("JA Solar," "the Company") (Nasdaq:JASO) today announced that it has extended its wafer supply agreement with ReneSola Ltd. ("ReneSola") (LSE:SOLA). Under the new agreement, ReneSola will supply an additional 60MW of wafers to JingAo Solar Co., Ltd. ("JingAo"), the wholly-owned operating subsidiary of JA Solar, from 2008 to 2010.

Samuel Yang, Chief Executive Officer of JA Solar said, "This latest agreement is in line with our growth plans and continued efforts to meet customer demand. The agreement builds on our existing relationship with ReneSola, and further strengthens our supply chain."

Separately, JA Solar announced that SunPower Corporation, Systems ("SP Systems"), a subsidiary of SunPower Corporation ("SunPower") that was formerly known as PowerLight Corporation, and JingAo agreed to terminate, effective as of September 12, 2007, their Contract for the Delivery of Solar Cells (the "Agreement"), dated January 12, 2007. The Agreement was a three-year supply contract providing the general terms and conditions pursuant to which JingAo would supply SP Systems with up to 120 megawatts of silicon solar cells beginning in 2007. However, the parties have determined that an unanticipated quality problem with respect to metallurgical grade polysilicon could not be resolved in the near term. In addition, the Agreement provided pricing terms through only June 2007 and required the parties to renegotiate thereafter, but the parties have not reached any further agreement regarding pricing. Under the Agreement, if the parties do not agree on pricing terms after June 2007, JingAo is not obligated to sell and SP Systems is not obligated to purchase additional solar cells. As a result of the unresolved quality problems with respect to metallurgical grade polysilicon and unresolved pricing terms, the parties have agreed that it is mutually beneficial to terminate the Agreement. Termination of this agreement is not expected to have a material impact on JA Solar's 2007 or 2008 revenues or earnings.

About JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.

Based in Hebei, China, JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. is an emerging and fast-growing manufacturer of high-performance monocrystalline solar cells. The Company sells its products to solar module manufacturers who assemble and integrate its solar cells into modules and systems that convert sunlight into electricity. For more information, please visit

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