24 Feb '12, 8pm

China's Solar Master Plan Sets Production, Efficiency and Price Goals

The plan doesn’t specify which “leading companies” in polysilicon or solar panel manufacturing should hit the 2015 production goals, but it does spell out some of the long-ranging views the government holds in supporting domestic manufacturing and installation as well as research and development. The production goals are part of a 5-year plan that began in 2011, when China upped its solar energy installation goal twice: from 10 gigawatts, which it set after Japan’s nuclear disaster last March, to 15 gigawatts (cumulative) by 2015. The Chinese government said the new 5-year plan aims to promote domestic solar energy use and bolster Chinese manufacturers’ competitive edge in the global market that is marked by intensifying competition and trade disputes. The ministry’s plan noted the accomplishments of the Chinese’s solar manufacturing sector – it grew quickly to become a le...

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