Monday, July 9, 2007

Sichuan Silicon Material Alliance was founded on July 8, 2007

Sichuan Silicon Material Alliance was founded on July 8, 2007. Among the alliance memeber are Sichuan Xinguang Silicon, Ermei Semiconductor, Sichuan Polysilicon, Jiayang New Energy and Kaiyada Photovoltaic.

The alliance plans to invest 18 billion RMB to build facilities to produce 15,000 ton polysilicon, 2,000 ton monosilicon and 200MW solar cell per year.

JA Solar Commences Production on Four New Lines

July 09, 2007: 08:00 AM EST

HEBEI, China, July 9, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. ("the Company") (Nasdaq:JASO) today announced that it has commenced production on four additional solar cell production lines. Located on the Company's existing Ningjin, Hebei site, the four new 25 MW per annum lines increase JA Solar's manufacturing capacity from 75 MW to 175 MW per annum.

Samuel Yang, JA Solar's Chief Executive Officer, said, "We were able to bring four new lines online ahead of the original schedule. This is another example of the industry and operation experience our management team boasts, combined with the flexibility and faster decision process typically seen among industry leaders. With 175 MW of solar cell manufacturing per annum we have confidence JA Solar will be able to meet the expected demand levels we are seeing from customers."

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