Sino-German Cooperation Workshop on PV Industry at Intersolar


Together with China Renewable Energy Industry Association and China Renewable Energy Entrepreneurs Club, econet china organized the Sino-German Cooperation Workshop on PV Industry on June 13 at intersolar Munich.

Mr. Wang Zhongying, director of China National Renewable Energy Center moderates the conference and coordinates the discussion by over 80 participants from governments and the industry. Mr. Liu Qi, vice minister of China National Energy Administration, Mr. Johannes Huber, head of Asia-Pacific Unit, Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria, and Mr. Bernd Dallmann, vice mayor of Freiburg city made opening speeches.

Mr. Wang Sicheng, senior researcher of Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission, introduced the Renewable Energy Laws and Feed-in-tariff in China, as well as the government sponsored projects such as Golden Sun Project and PV Building Project. He emphasized that innovation in business modes and financing approaches is significant for the future development of PV industry. China has to rely more on its domestic market. Regarding the trade suit, Mr. Wang claimed that Chinese PV manufacturers had contributed a lot to reducing the price of solar modules and accelerating the progress to grid parity. Due to the decrease in costs and the growth of the energy retail price, grid parity will be reached in 2013 for West China and in 2016 for East China. An open and equal market is not only the reasonable demand of Chinese enterprises but also the prerequisite of international cooperation.

Due to the increase of PV market the Chinese government lifted up its solar power targets and therefore wants to install 15 GW by 2015. The ambitious target of 2020 is to install 50 GW (This capacity is equal to the present European installation). To reach this target China needs to install 7 GW per year after 2015, thus the Chinese PV market will become the world’s largest.

Mr. Tobias Rothacher from German Bureau of Trade and Investment (gtai) explained explicitly the difference of market structure between Germany and China. Rooftop system installation shares 85% of the PV market. From the perspective of ownership, private projects owned by urban residents and farmers occupy 60% of the market. Mr. Rothacher pointed out that the future development of German PV market will focus even more on B2C modes with own consumption.

In contrast Large-scale PV accounts for 88% of the overall capacity in China. Other grid-tied market segments as BIPV and BAPV are not that common, but intend further development in the 12Th Five-Year-Plan. Another important part of PV industry is rural electrification, which focuses on China’s North-Western area.

Mr. Zhang Baoquan, Vice General Manager of Longyuan Power Group, Mr. Gao Jifan, Managing Director of Trina Solar Group, Ms. Song Aizhen, Secretary of CPC committee, China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection (CECEP) Solar Energy Technology Co.,Ltd., Mr. Jean-Christoph Heyne, Director of Global Solar & Hydroelectric Power, Siemens, Mr. Qin Haiyan, Director of China General Certification Center, Mr. Thomas C. Sauer, CEO of EXXERGY GmbH, Mr. Guo Tairan, Vice President of BaySolar AG and Mr. Stefan Riel, Wirsol Solar Technology presented their perspectives in solar industry and joined the discussion on the possibility of Sino-German cooperation to participate in each other’s solar projects. They shared the same viewpoint that the largest synergies could result from the combination of Chinese excellent PV module with the outstanding German engineering and project development experiences.

Left: Mr.Huber from IHK Munich made opening speech
Right: Mr.Liu Qi, Vice Minister of China National Energy Administration made speech 

Left: Mr.Liu Qi was talking to Mr.Dallmann of Freiburg city 
Right: About 80 attendants from governments and companies from both countries participated the workshop

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