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JA Solar to Supply BP Solar with More Than 185MW of Solar Cells

by , 10/06/10
filed under: Renewable Energy

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While BP may be best known for their oil exploration and destruction of the Gulf of Mexico, the conglomerate also has a company focused on solar power called BP Alternative Energy or BP Solar. BP Solar was created to design, manufacture and market solar energy products as well as “provide solar energy solutions” for residential, commercial, industrial and utility sectors. Stepping up their production of renewable energy, BP Solar has just signed an agreement with JA Solar Holdings Co. – a collaboration which will give way to the world’s largest manufacturer of solar products, providing more than 185MW of mono-crystalline and multi-crystalline solar cells in 2010 and through 2011.

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The deal with JA Solar will give BP Solar more than 100 MW in the first quarter of 2011, with JA supplying the other 85 MW during the last quarter of 2010. In a statement released by JA Solar’s, CEO Dr. Peng Fang said, “We have been working with BP Solar, which has [had] its headquarters in San Francisco, since 2008 and we are very pleased to extend our relationship, as they are one of the world’s largest integrated solar energy companies.”

Whether the name ‘BP’ together with ‘renewable energy’ will ever find its way into everyday conversation remains to be seen, but it’s good to know that the oil giant is at least attempting to diversify.

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2 Comments

  1. elsie October 8, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Reports indicates that BP is about to launch its new PR campaign with the BPCares website. BP recently acquired the BPCares domains and plans to launch the website soon to battle the falsehoods by the media and the eco-sensitive strain.
    In a memo leaked to reporters, BP’s plan is to be repentful for the loss of jobs and resources to the people in the Gulf and to put forth a strategy moving forward. The domains that BP owns are:
    BPCares.com
    BPCares.net
    BPCares.org
    BPCares.info
    BPCares.us
    BPCares.biz
    The website is being beta tested and will be up soon.

  2. gang green October 8, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Don’t forget what “BP” stands for – British PETROLEUM. IF they really want to get serious about solar, they should change their name from BP Solar to, simply, BS.
    Then again, we have already had enough BS from BP.

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