China: Sunny prospects for distributed PV?

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China: Sunny prospects for distributed PV?


Thursday, December 11, 2014


10am Central European Time (CET)
5pm Beijing Time (CST)
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Steven Han,
SWS Research



On September 4 the China National Energy Administration has announced a new policy aiming at boosting the distributed solar PV market.

China is pinning high hopes on the future growth for distributed PV. This year, it aims to add 8 gigawatts of solar energy for the so-called distributed solar pv power generation projects.

Beijing´s new policy tackles the three main hurdles China´s distributed PV market must overcome - financing, grid connection and fiscal support.  Indeed, the new policy aims to encourage financial institutions to offer discounted and long-term loans for distributed PV projects.  Additionally, the new policy is promoting the usage of solar installations in public infrastructure, e.g. airports, railway stations, sport venues and parking lots.

Steven Han, Power Equipment and Alternative Energy Analyst, SWS Research is responsible for the market research of power equipment and alternative energy industry in the SWS Research, which is one of the largest securities research and investment consulting institutions in China. Prior to SWS Research , Steven has served leading USA PV consulting company NPD Solarbuzz for three years. Steven has also contributed his career period to the largest solar module supplier Suntech Power(NYSE:STP) and largest semiconductor equipment supplier Applied Materials(NASD:AMAT) in the past.

Frank Haugwitz, 48, an industrial mechanic by profession, with a degree in Applied Business Languages (Sinology) and International Business Management is based in Beijing / China since 2002. The native German has been working as a long-term expert on photovoltaic and renewable energy projects in China – supported by Germany and the European Union – between 2002 and 2009. Early January 2009 he jointly founded the Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA) located in Singapore. Since late 2009 he works as an independent solar energy consultant. He established Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory Co. Ltd. (AECEA) in Hong Kong (HK) in October 2012 following the establishment of Deutsche China Consult Co. Ltd in (HK) late 2009. Services include working with individual clients to apply Mr Haugwitz’s extensive China and Asia photovoltaic energy insights to their specific needs. Industry experience and in-depth analysis shall assist strategy development and corporate decision making. Focus is on the regulatory framework conditions, policy, as well market, business and project development. Clients are mainly companies and organisations based in Europe, US and Asia. Since February 2010 he is Head of Intersolar Global Conference Development. He is the re-elected Vice-Chairman of the Renewable Energy Working Group of the European Chamber of Commerce in China / Beijing since March 2013.


Frank Haugwitz

Solar Promotion International GmbH,
Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory Co. Ltd. (AECEA)