Research Report on Global and Chinese Solar Cell Industries, 2010-2011 – Despite the international financial crisis, the PV installed capacity in the world still exceeded 7 GW in 2009, 27% increase over 2008. The development of the world’s major PV markets in 2009-2010 is as follows:

In 2009, affected by the upcoming subsidy decline, the newly added installed capacity of Germany saw substantial growth, reaching 3.80 GW. It reached 1.50 GW in December 2009. In 2010, the installed capacity will continue to increase and even exceed 5.40 GW.

The power retail price of Italy is relatively high. The price decline of PV modules and the good illumination condition of Italy bring high investment returns to PV systems there; the power generation cost in Italy is also close to grid parity. In 2009, the newly added installed capacity in Italy came up to 0.73 GW. As the subsidy policy may be adjusted in 2011, the newly added installed capacity in Italy may also rise in 2010 to reach 1.50 GW.

The sharp price reduction of PV modules, the subsidy for initial installation and the feed-in-tariff for surplus power propel the installed capacity of Japan to rise by 0.62 GW in 2009. As the cost of Japanese PV power plants has approached grid parity and the government lays emphasis on the PV industry, the newly added installed capacity of Japan is expected to reach 1 GW in 2010.

The U.S. government is conservative about the subsidy. The leading market California has to strictly control the fiscal expenditure and its subsidy system is quite complicated. In 2009, the newly added installed capacity in USA totaled nearly 0.43 GW. The PV power generation in California has almost realized grid parity. Thus, the construction of PV power stations will boom. In 2010, the newly added installed capacity in USA is estimated to be 0.75 GW.

In 2009, thanks to the high subsidy provided by the Czech government, the rate of return on investment of the country is pretty high, attracting a great many foreign enterprises to construct PV systems in the Czech Republic. As a result, the newly added installed capacity of the country was over 0.41 GW in 2009. In 2010, due to the government’s determination to control residents’ power expense and reduce the subsidy, the last round of upsurge in the installation of PV systems is expected to occur. It is predicted that this will raise the installed capacity of the Czech Republic to 1.20 GW.

Chinese government is afraid that high subsidy will cause market speculation. Thus, it determines the feed-in tariff of every single project by bidding, controls the approval of the total capacity enjoying initial installation subsidy and does not release nationwide feed-in tariff. In 2009, the PV installed capacity of China rose from near 0.07 GW to 0.16 GW; the growth rate was higher than the world average. In 2010, promoted by the Golden Sun Project and new PV station bidding projects, the installed capacity of China is predicted to reach and even exceed 0.60 GW.

The decline of PV systems’ price and the generous subsidy promote the development of French PV market. In 2009, the newly added installed capacity of France approached 0.19 GW. Similar conditions will also guarantee the development of French PV market in 2010. The installed capacity in the whole 2010 is predicted to be 0.35GW.

The Spanish market that achieved explosive growth in 2008 had a low growth rate in 2009 and 2010 due to the restriction by national policies. In 2009-2010, the PV markets in other regions of the world also witnessed rapid growth.

The global solar cell production has been rising at the annual average growth rate of 40% since 2000. Chinese solar cell industry enters the rapid development stage since 2005. A large number of enterprises are listed overseas in succession. The production and production capacity both see high-speed growth. In 2008, China surpassed Japan to become the global largest producer of solar cells. In Chinese solar cell industry, the share of the domestic market is small. Large quantities of products are exported to solar cell developed countries in Europe and North America. In the past five years, the export proportion of solar cells maintained over 95%. Namely, except that a small number of solar cells are installed in China, most products are exported.

In 2008, China’s export volume of solar cells added up to 1,960 MW. In 2009, the volume exceeded 3,000 MW. According to the data of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China, the total production of solar cells in China reached 2.96 GW in January-August of 2010, up by 200.4% YOY. It is predicted that Chinese solar cell industry will maintain rapid development in 2011-2012.

Through this report, readers can acquire more information:
-Supply and demand situation in the global and Chinese solar cell industries
-Analysis of the world’s major PV markets by country
-Analysis of major solar cell producers in China and the world
-Import and export of solar cells in China
-Competition in the global solar cell industry
-Prediction on the development of the global and Chinese solar cell industries

Follower persons are recommended to buy this report:
-Solar cell producers
-Solar cell module producers
-Polysilicon producers
-Solar cell traders
-Research institutes concerning Chinese solar cell industry
-Investors concerning Chinese solar cell industry


1 Overview of Solar Cell Industry
1.1 Related Concepts
1.1.1 Solar Cell and Its Classification
1.1.2 Solar PV Industry Chain
1.2 Analysis and Prediction on Supply in Global Solar Cell Industry, 2009-2012
1.2.1 Total Supply
1.2.2 Supply Structure
1.2.3 Prediction on Supply
1.3 Analysis and Prediction on Demand in Global Solar Cell Industry
1.3.1 Total Demand
1.3.2 Demand Structure
1.3.3 Prediction on Demand

2 Analysis of Major PV Markets in the World, 2009-2010
2.1 German PV Market
2.1.1 Development Course of Policies on German PV Market
2.1.2 Influences of New Policies on German PV Market, 2010
2.1.3 Status Quo of German PV Market
2.2 Italian PV Market
2.2.1 Development Course of Policies on Italian PV Market
2.2.2 Status Quo of Italian PV Market
2.3 USA PV Market
2.3.1 Development Course of Policies on USA PV Market
2.3.2 Status Quo of USA PV Market
2.3.3 Prediction on Development of USA PV Market
2.4 Japanese PV Market
2.4.1 Development Course of Policies on Japanese PV Market
2.4.2 Status Quo of Japanese PV Market
2.4.3 Prediction on Development of Japanese PV Market
2.5 South Korean PV Market
2.5.1 Development Course of Policies on South Korean PV Market
2.5.2 Status Quo of South Korean PV Market
2.6 Spanish PV Market
2.6.1 Development Course of Policies on Spanish PV Market
2.6.2 Status Quo of Spanish PV Market
2.7 French PV Market
2.7.1 Development Course of Policies on French PV Market
2.7.2 Status Quo of French PV Market
2.7.3 Prediction on Development of French PV Market
2.8 Portuguese PV Market
2.8.1 Development Course of Policies on Portuguese PV Market
2.8.2 Status Quo of Portuguese PV Market
2.9 Australian PV Market
2.9.1 Development Course of Policies on Australian PV Market
2.9.2 Status Quo of Australian PV Market
2.9.3 Prediction on Development of Australian PV Market
2.10 Czech PV Market
2.10.1 Development Course of Policies on Czech PV Market
2.10.2 Status Quo of Czech PV Market
2.11 Canadian PV Market
2.11.1 Development Course of Policies on Canadian PV Market
2.11.2 Status Quo of Canadian PV Market
2.12 Indian PV Market
2.12.1 Development Course of Policies on Indian PV Market
2.12.2 Status Quo of Indian PV Market

3 Analysis of Chinese Solar Cell Market, 2009-2012
3.1 Analysis and Prediction on Supply in Chinese Solar Cell Industry
3.1.1 Total Supply
3.1.2 Supply Structure
3.1.3 Prediction on Supply
3.2 Analysis and Prediction on Demand in Chinese Solar Cell Industry, 2009-2012
3.2.1 Total Demand
3.2.2 Demand Structure
3.2.3 Prediction on Demand
3.3 Analysis and Prediction on Export and Import of Solar Cells in China, 2009-2012
3.3.1 Analysis and Prediction on Export
3.3.2 Analysis and Prediction on Import

4 Analysis on Major Solar Cell Producers in China and the World, 2009-2010
4.1 First Solar
4.1.1 Overview
4.1.2 Operation
4.1.3 Competitiveness
4.2 LDK Solar Co., Ltd
4.2.1 Overview
4.2.2 Operation
4.2.3 Competitiveness
4.3 Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd
4.3.1 Overview
4.3.2 Operation
4.3.3 Competitiveness
4.4 Sharp Corporation
4.4.1 Overview
4.4.2 Operation
4.4.3 Competitiveness
4.5 Q-Cells
4.5.1 Overview
4.5.2 Operation
4.5.3 Competitiveness
4.6 Jetion Solar Holdings Limited
4.6.1 Overview
4.6.2 Operation
4.6.3 Competitiveness
4.7 Trina Solar Limited
4.7.1 Overview
4.7.2 Operation
4.7.3 Competitiveness
4.8 China Sunergy Co., Ltd
4.8.1 Overview
4.8.2 Operation
4.8.3 Competitiveness
4.8.4 SWOT Analysis
4.9 Canadian Solar Inc.
4.9.1 Overview
4.9.2 Operation
4.9.3 Competitiveness
4.10 Zhejiang Yuhui Solar Energy Source Co., Ltd
4.10.1 Overview
4.10.2 Operation
4.10.3 Competitiveness
4.11 Jiangsu Linyang Solarfun Co., Ltd
4.11.1 Overview
4.11.2 Operation
4.11.3 Competitiveness
4.12 JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd
4.12.1 Overview
4.12.2 Operation
4.12.3 Competitiveness
4.13 Yingli Green Energy

Start Your Engines – Reverse Cell Phone Search Engines That Is – Paid Search Or Free?

There are companies providing reverse cell phone search, free. It is possible to find a person’s name, address, and other information from public records just by entering a phone number into a reverse cell phone search engine. The problem with the free services is they have small databases and can lead to frustration.

I will give you a place with links to a couple of the free services at the end of this article. If you need to find the owner a number is registered to you have some choices. Usually the first choice is a free reverse look up. Most people start out searching these sites as it is only natural to want to find the info for free. However, these services are only a starting point. The information offered is limited because the database of phone numbers is generally small. They are small because they are derived only from public records. This means that few if any cellular numbers are included. The data also relies on consumer input and can be quite stale as people don’t even know they can update their info on them. This can lead to frustration but not an end to your search.

The second option available, and preferable once you know what is going on, is to use a quality site that owns a vast database. These databases include all types of phone numbers including home, business, mobile, unlisted, toll free and pager numbers. Updates are applied regularly so the information is current. Cellular service providers charge these companies large fees to have access to the private databases. That is why they are so much more accurate in what they provide compared to the free option.

The small price paid for access is well worth it for the time saved alone. There are “one time search” as well as yearly options as far as the fee goes but if you plan on searching for than a couple numbers the annual fee is the better deal. The report generally includes the name, address and cellular carrier information. The search itself takes only seconds.

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A Hydrogen Cell Experiment Pays Off – First Fuel Cell Powered Flight Takes Off

On a bright, blue morning at Hamburg Airport, the aeronautics industry came a giant step closer to changing the future path of alternative energy aircraft. That’s the morning that the Antares DLR H-2 motor glider became the first aircraft in history to take off solely under hydrogen cell power. While both the Antares and a Boeing hydrogen fuel cell powered plane have flown before, Tuesday, July 7, 2009 marks the first time that any manned aircraft has achieved lift-off without the assistance of a hybrid electric motor.

The Antares DLR H-2 was developed by the German Aerospace Center – Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, shortened to DLR in common speech. Lange Aviation, BASF Fuel Cells and Serenergy, a Danish company that provides hydrogen fuel cells for DLR’s flight research. The small craft is capable of speeds up to 187 miles per hour, though it only reached 105 miles per hour on its maiden hydrogen-powered takeoff, thanks to the extra weight of additional hydrogen cells.

History of Hydrogen Cell Experiment Planes

The development of hydrogen-powered airplanes has been rapid. The first full-size hydrogen cell aircraft took to the air in August, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. At just about the same time, researchers at Georgia Institute for Technology also launched an unmanned aerial vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Both flew for several minutes on pure hydrogen power, but required a boost from the airplane’s battery to get airborne. Less than a year later on April 6, 2007, the DLR made history when their Hyfish took off over the hills of Bern, Switzerland without the assistance of any hybrid power source.

Almost a year later to the day, Boeing joined the history making when the aircraft giant put the first manned hydrogen-powered aircraft into the air above Ocana, Spain. The plane, a small, white prop-driven two-passenger model, had a flying time of 45 minutes. The pilot shared the cockpit with a battery pack in the passenger seat. Once airborne, the plane was powered solely by hydrogen though it used electricity from the plane’s battery to get into the air. At the time, a Boeing spokesman said that hydrogen cells might be used to power small planes in the future, but were unlikely to become “the primary energy source for commercial airplanes.”

In just 16 months, the DLR had brought the research on hydrogen cell airplanes to the point of a manned takeoff relying solely on the power provided by the experimental hydrogen fuel cells. The agency expects that further research and optimisation will give the Antares the capability of flying 300 kilometres per hour. The light plane’s time in air has increased from 45 minutes to 4.5 hours, and its range has increased to 750 kilometres.

The Future of Hydrogen Cell Planes

While the DLR has stopped short of saying that the hydrogen cell experiment will be able to solely power a commercial aircraft anytime soon, the agency is already working toward making hydrogen fuel cells that will provide auxiliary power for those commercial aircraft. For the next three years, the Antares will make its home at the Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg where it will serve as a flying test platform for new hydrogen cell experiments and developments. If the DLR’s plans go as expected, it may be as little as five years before hydrogen fuel cells are being used to provide on board power for large capacity airplanes.

Deb Powers is a freelance writer and researcher who writes frequently about renewable energy and global warming. She has been an environmental activist since the 1970s, and continues to work toward a greener planet by highlighting advances in alternative energy sources, promoting Fair Trade causes and participating in local environmental activism.

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