JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (the "MOU") with its Indian business partner, Essel Infraprojects Limited ("EIL"), to establish a solar cell and module manufacturing facility joint venture ("JV"). The MOU declares a 500MW production capacity for the JV and outlines the duties of each party.
The agreement was reached on May 16th at the India-China Business Forum held in Shanghai. Cooperation opportunities in the photovoltaic industry were a special focus at the Forum, as the leaders agreed that the establishment of a photovoltaic park should be a priority on the agenda. More than twenty different agreements were signed by representatives at the forum, representing up to 22 billion U.S. dollars in total investments.