SHANGHAI, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., (Nasdaq: JASO), a leading manufacturer of high-performance solar power products, today announced that it has entered into a strategic multi-year supply agreement with MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. Under the agreement, JA Solar will provide high performance solar modules beginning in the third quarter of 2010 and going through 2012.
"MEMC, through its subsidiary Sun Edison, is a leading solar power project developer with an extensive project pipeline, particularly in North America and Europe. This supply agreement demonstrates JA Solar's ability to work with solar industry leaders and create strategic partnerships in the global photovoltaic industry," said Dr. Peng Fang, JA Solar's Chief Executive Officer. "Our partnership with MEMC greatly enhances JA Solar's position in the solar value chain, further diversifying our geographic presence and enhancing our order visibility, as well as providing us with access to its large project development pipeline. We look forward to building upon this agreement with MEMC to bring solar energy to the world," he said.
"MEMC is pleased to have selected JA Solar as a key supply partner due to the quality, performance and cost profile of their products," said 'Sean Hunkler, MEMC's Senior Vice President of Customer Advocacy. "Our two companies have complementary strengths in their respective segments of the solar value chain, and we look forward to a mutually beneficial long-term partnership with JA Solar."
About JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of high-performance solar power products. The company sells its products to solar manufacturers worldwide, who assemble and integrate solar cells into modules and systems that convert sunlight into electricity for residential, commercial, and utility-scale power generation. For more information, please visit http://www.jasolar.com.
MEMC is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of wafers and related intermediate products to the semiconductor and solar industries. MEMC has been a pioneer in the design and development of wafer technologies over the past 50 years. With R&D and manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia, MEMC enables the next generation of high performance semiconductor devices and solar cells. With the acquisition of SunEdison, MEMC is now a developer of solar power projects and North America's largest solar energy services provider. MEMC's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "WFR" and is included in the S&P 500 Index. For more information about MEMC, please visit www.memc.com.
SunEdison is a global provider of solar-energy services. The company finances, installs and operates distributed power plants using proven photovoltaic technologies, delivering fully managed, predictably priced solar energy services for its commercial, government and utility customers. In 2009, SunEdison delivered more kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy than any other solar services provider in North America. For more information about SunEdison, please visit http://www.sunedison.com.
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