SPI 2014 - JA Solar Selects Tigo Energy to Optimize Its Smart Module Line

JA Solar now shipping rapid shutdown compliant smart modules optimized by Tigo Energy

SHANGHAI--JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (JASO) ("JA Solar" or the "Company"), one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced that it selected Tigo Energy to optimize its newly launched JA smart module line. The smart module product integrates Tigo's technology into the junction box, resulting in high conversion efficiency, enhanced safety, improved panel-level monitoring, and the use of up to 30% longer strings.


"Smart modules are an important advance for the entire industry," said Mr. Yong Liu, Chief Operating Officer of JA Solar. "Our smart modules are an exciting product that demonstrates our commitment to leading the industry through innovation. Tigo's solution helps us meet our customers' high expectations for functionality and reliability. Tigo is a valuable technology and marketing partner for us."

JA Solar uses only the highest quality components from the best suppliers for its products. Technology from Tigo Energy meets this exacting standard. For instance, Tigo recently announced that its optimizing solution meets the NEC rapid shutdown requirements in the U.S., enabling JA's smart modules to thus satisfy the requirements set by the new 2014 code. In general, all JA Solar products are manufactured through an automated, in-house procedure, which was inspected and certified by PI-Berlin and Solar-IF. In addition to successful PID certification, the Company's products are certified by TV SD and ETL for long-term reliability, harsh climate environment endurance, and other additional certifications.

"We have worked hard to become the number one technology provider for the smart module industry," said Zvi Alon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tigo Energy. "Selection by JA Solar of our technology strongly validates the technology and business model that we developed. We are excited to offer this integrated solution to our mutual customers."

JA Solar's smart module is available today and will be on display at the Solar Power International conference in Las Vegas from October 21 to 23, 2014.

About Tigo Energy

Tigo Energy is the market leader in smart module technology for the solar industry. The Silicon Valley Company utilizes a patented technology to increase energy production, simplify design and installation, improve fire safety, and ensure the highest uptime and reliability with cloud-based monitoring. Tigo Energy's highly integrated solution is the first and most successful smart module solution in the industry.

For more information, please visit www.tigoenergy.com.

About JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd is a world leading manufacturer of high-performance solar cells and modules. The company was founded in May 2005 and publicly listed on the NASDAQ in February 2007. Capitalizing on its strength in solar cell technology, it is committed to providing modules with unparalleled conversion efficiency, yield efficiency, and reliability to enable customers to maximize the returns of their PV projects.

For more information, please visit www.jasolar.com.

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