JA Solar to Supply Modules for 875 MW Solar Project in Qatar

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Beijing-based solar module maker JA Solar has signed a deal with Samsung C&T, a South Korea-based construction and engineering company, to supply photovoltaic modules for the largest solar project in Qatar.

The project will be built in the Mesaieed Industrial City and the Ras Laffan Industrial City.

It is likely to be operational in 2024. Under the agreement, JA Solar will supply over 1.6 million DeepBlue 3.0 modules to the project.

Once the construction is complete, the company said the solar project would help transform the local energy infrastructure while driving sustainable economic, social, and environmental development locally in Qatar.

JA Solar DeepBlue 3.0 modules have received the PV industry’s first KS certificate for 182 modules.

To accelerate and promote renewable energy deployment, Qatar approved the grid connectivity at full capacity to the 800 MW Al Kharsaah solar power project in November last year.

The project can supply 10% of Qatar’s peak power consumption and likely offset 26 million tons of carbon emissions during its lifetime. Al Kharsaah is said to be the world’s largest solar project using a tracking system and bifacial modules. The project is located 80 km west of Doha and is the third-largest single-location solar power project worldwide.

According to a study published in November last year, to reduce annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2030 by 13-21%, the Middle East and Central Asian nations must plan and introduce a fiscal policy to achieve the goal.

While 32 countries have pledged to limit GHG emissions, the IMF report outlined that governments must integrate climate policies into national economic strategies and reduce their per capita emissions by around 7% over the next eight years.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Market Leaderboard 1H 2022, JA Solar was one of the five leading solar module suppliers to the Indian solar market during the first half of the calendar year 2022.