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

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-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

Solar Power From Space

The space solar power concept is based on a theoretically simple to install solar panels in geostationary orbit and pass through a microwave or laser energy achieved at a ground station, then to distribute the net. The idea was raised in the 70’s of the twentieth century, but their high cost made it unfeasible. At present, the search for new and clean energy, before the coming end of oil, and the advancement of technology, make it interesting again.

Obtaining the benefits of solar energy from space have once again invited one to consider: is that light is almost around the clock, without the hindrance of clouds or bad weather, and able to get eight times more energy than terrestrial solar cells. According to a study by the Institute of Energy Research of the U.S., a km2 of solar panels in orbit in a year would receive more energy than all the known oil reserves.

Moreover, their claim that they like the terrestrial solar energy is a clean and inexhaustible source, in this case, flexible and secure because it would not be necessary complex intercontinental power grids and blackouts would be virtually nil, even in extreme conditions.

Therefore, several initiatives to demonstrate that it is a viable idea that needs more support. In United States, the Association for the development of this type of energy transmitted via microwave energy recently between the islands of Maui and Hawaii, 148 kilometers distant. Its chairman, John, this show looks to convince potential investors that they bear the almost 5,000 million euros to launch a pilot plant for between five and ten megawatts by 2018.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Space Agency (NASA) has a project with a budget of around four million euros in the deck system 23 different proposals to establish its economic viability. In the private sector, the California Space Island in India wants to test their satellite sites. Similarly, the International Space Station, whose completion date is scheduled for 2010, could be used to test for the first time this system.

Besides the U.S., other countries are also interested. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and the University Institute of Laser Engineering of Osaka in 2030 want to have a system of giant solar collectors in orbit capable of producing enough power for half a million homes. At the moment testing the transmission of microwave energy in the aerospace park in Hokkaido. For its part, the European Space Agency also takes years to study this system, also working with Japan. In 2004 began a feasibility study on potential technologies.

Last year, a consortium formed by the U.S. Department of Defense and a group of Swiss-German company reported on a project to test a solar energy system in the Palau Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Its aim was to put into orbit for a few panels of a 2012 Megawatts, capable of supplying energy to a few thousand homes. According to its makers, the project could cost around 625 million euros.

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Solar Business Development Planted Plane Trees Led To Golden Phoenix

Tongji in 2009 during the annual Sunshine Solar Dealers, China solar energy heat utilization industry coalition’s executive director Luozhen Tao of Tongji sun during a visit to research centers and automatic assembly line, the research center for the construction of Tongji approach the sun, could not help tilt thumb said, Tongji sunlight to create solar energy enterprises in Zhejiang two first: the first research center and the first fully automated production line.

This is Luozhu Ren as industry leaders praise Tongji sun, it is he, as a technology worker to focus on research and development, Tongji sun heartfelt praise.

Solar energy companies rely on technology development

South solar water heater no technical content. All along, this is the solar industry for solar energy enterprises of Zhejiang general view of the product in the manufacturing process, the most popular imitation like to follow suit. Like 35 people will form a solar energy company, product manufacturing process is not a decent quality inspection, quality control system, most of them have decided on a racking our brains. Let alone have their own research center, even if there is also the fabled, not much input.

Also precisely because of this one-sided, and many people in the development of Zhejiang enterprises do not hold much hope, generally considered the only moment of interest earned, there is no long-term development vision.

This fact was to a group led by Tongji sunlight solar energy enterprises in Zhejiang, rewritten, they attach importance to scientific research, dare to invest, and do everything possible to invite well-known industry experts to do technical consultants, and paid the expertise to carry out research and manufacturing, This is actually the most fundamental importance to the brand.

In the solar thermal industry in 2009 at the annual meeting, known as the “father of solar energy,” said Professor Xue Zuqing, in person, the use of solar thermal industry is facing rapid development, from the heart to put forward advice: Solar Industry by science and technology. This is a lifetime in solar energy technology R & D personnel from the bottom of heartfelt words, from a practical point of view of truth set, solar energy companies should pay attention to R & D, to attach importance to science and technology workers.

Long after, the sun Tongji Institute for the completion of a batch of old once again Luo Zhentao researchers see the future of the new force of solar companies, sees a number of Zhejiang enterprises grew rapidly.

Innovation, corporate development John Power Brand in 2009 in Qingdao of China Festival, Tongji spectrum of sunlight was the solar industry awards for innovation Gold Award, which is one of the few solar industry, which shows the self-innovation in the advantages.

As a leader in solar energy enterprises of Zhejiang, Tongji sun has been the development and promotion of their own to stimulate and promote the overall level of Jiaxing, the development of solar energy industry. The company has cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Sciences Guangzhou Institute of Energy established the laboratory in Jiaxing, Zhejiang University jointly conducted with a series of solar thermal application technology research and development, combined with the Chinese Academy of home appliances such as the form of strategic partners, leveraging research institutes , and strengthen scientific and technological content and products. Meanwhile, the company with the technology, but also continue to introduce technical personnel, with the active Jiaxing Science and Technology Commission completed a series of technology projects have achieved some results. Currently, Tongji sun has been identified as a national high-tech enterprises. Jin, general manager of pipe at the meeting also said the company in addition to increased research and development in solar water heaters, the company will also flat water heater, air source heat pumps and other products R & D will also continue to introduce in 2010 a number of new products, the real vigorously promote the implementation of new energy sources, support for national sustainable development and the purpose of improving people’s lives.

Planted plane trees, lead to Golden Phoenix

At the meeting, general manager of Golden State management also mentioned that the establishment of research centers also building another layer of meaning, is to make it into the company’s “expert floor”, to recruit more outstanding researchers to join the Tongji sun.

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