British media: China aims at the high-end market of photovoltaic power generation

2019-10-23 14:28

According to Reuters, China is expected to dominate the high-end market of new energy power generation. In recent years, the new energy power generation industry has grown rapidly and become one of the major growth markets in the world.

According to the report, China plans to implement the "photovoltaic leader plan", which will promote the development of high-performance solar photovoltaic cell mass market in the entire solar photovoltaic power generation industry. At present, high-performance new energy batteries are mainly used in high-tech products such as satellites.

China's implementation of the "photovoltaic leader plan" will make the price of high-performance new energy batteries "more approachable", which is likely to promote the further development of the new energy power generation industry. At the same time, it will also create considerable competitive pressure on other internationally renowned new energy battery manufacturers, such as CSI Aster, REC Solar, Sharp, etc.

According to the 2017 "photovoltaic leader plan", the China Energy Administration said that China plans to add 810 gigawatts of installed capacity to the existing total installed capacity of 80 gigawatts of new energy power generation.

Stanford University of the United States wrote in the 2017 Global New Energy Power Generation Industry Report: "This change will have a profound impact on the global new energy power generation industry. It is particularly noteworthy that this move will help China to become the top echelon of countries committed to solar energy research and development."

Statistics released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IREA), headquartered in Abu Dhabi, show that the cumulative installed capacity of new energy power generation in the world has surged from 1 gigawatt in 2000 to about 300 gigawatts now, and this figure may double in 2020.

The rapid growth of the global new energy power generation industry is largely dependent on polysilicon solar cells. Although the photoelectric energy conversion efficiency of polycrystalline silicon solar cells is not as high as that of monocrystalline silicon solar cells, their price is lower, and the current price is less than 50 cents/watt (about 3.3 yuan/watt).

However, as China increases the production of monocrystalline silicon solar cells, the price gap between the two types of cells is gradually narrowing. Longji Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd. is one of the major new energy battery manufacturers in China. The head of the company's quality management department said that they are increasing their investment in monocrystalline silicon solar cells. "The market share of monocrystalline silicon solar cells can be significantly increased by more than 50% from the current 1/5".