06 Feb '12, 11am

Bringing Ultracapacitors to the China Wind Industry: When China opened up in the 1980s, entrepreneur Gabriel T...

Bringing Ultracapacitors to the China Wind Industry: When China opened up in the 1980s, entrepreneur Gabriel T...

When China opened up in the 1980s, entrepreneur Gabriel Tse’s electrical engineering and deal-making skills put him in a position to act as a liaison for Western electrical and technology companies. He started with GE Drive Systems, which became part of Toshiba, which formed a joint-venture (JV) with Mitsubishi-Electric. In that period, the Chinese government’s early requirements on Western companies were “getting out of control,” Tse recalled, because the rush to do business in China had overwhelmed a provision intended to temper foreign activity. Meanwhile, China’s wind industry started emerging in 2006-2007 . Tse saw it as “a new frontier” and created GT Advanced Energy (GTAE) to get into the wind business, though he continued to work as a liaison for Western multinationals in other sectors. GTAE’s first product was a slip ring engineered for wind turbines. Tse’s custom...

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