JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq:JASO) ("JA Solar" or "JA"), one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced that its entire portfolio of PV modules has passed the 96-hour Potential Induced Degradation ("PID") resistance test under the conditions of 85oC degrees and 85% relative humidity (double 85) at -1,000V of system voltage bias as required to meet the IEC62804 standard. JA Solar is the first PV module manufacturing company to guarantee the capability of double 85 anti-PID for all of its PV modules.
In addition, as reported earlier, JA Solar's high-performance multi-crystalline Si RIECIUM modules passed an extended 500-hour PID test conducted by TUV SUD with a degradation of less than 2%. This result is a testament to the outstanding anti-PID capability of the high-performance modules, which are now guaranteed to be able to sustain a doubled (192 hours) IEC62804 standard PID test and are certified by PI-BERLIN and PVEL. The excellent anti-PID performance of JA's PV modules provides an enhanced quality and reliability assurance to the end users for the stable operation of PV installations, especially for those operating in a hot and humid environment over their 25-year life span.
"The advantage of JA's solar products is reflected not only in its core technology that features high performance and cost-effectiveness, but also in its reliability," said Dr. Wei Shan, Chief Technology Officer of JA Solar. "To be able to pass 'double 85' anti-PID certifications for all our PV modules in mass production is a tremendous achievement in terms of JA Solar's ability to produce high-performance and highly reliable PV modules to meet the ever-growing demands for better solar products from our customers and project partners."