The com­ing clean en­ergy rev­o­lu­tion

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ance so­lar power prod­ucts,” says Xie Jian, pres­i­dent of JA So­lar.

“In the first quar­ter of this year, we started mass pro­duc­tion of Bi­fa­cial PERC (pas­si­vated emit­ter rear cell) mod­ules with dou­ble-glass struc­ture. The mod­ule can pro­duce 16 per­cent more power than the con­ven­tional PERC mod­ules. It pro­vides new so­lu­tions to achieve (pho­to­voltaic) grid par­ity where PV power costs are sim­i­lar to those for fos­sil fu­els.”

Xie says that in the first half of this year, JA So­lar signed a strate­gic agree­ment with Pek­ing Uni­ver­sity to es­tab­lish the first “Sum­mer School” in the pho­to­voltaic field. Through their col­lab­o­ra­tion, JA So­lar aims to cul­ti­vate pho­to­voltaic tal­ent with creative ideas and in­no­va­tive abil­i­ties.

Han Xiaop­ing, chief in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer at Bei­jing-based China En­ergy Net Con­sult­ing Co, says: “China’s in­stalled pho­to­voltaic power ca­pac­ity ranks first in the world. Pho­to­voltaic power, es­pe­cially dis­trib­uted pho­to­voltaic power, en­joys fa­vor­able gov­ern­ment poli­cies.”

Han says fam­i­lies from ru­ral re­gions in China have in­stalled dis­trib­uted pho­to­voltaic power sys­tems on their roofs and have made money from the power gen­er­ated. Each of the farm­ers can earn from 3,000 yuan ($455; 383 eu­ros; £352) to 5,000 yuan an­nu­ally. So pho­to­voltaic power not only saves the planet but al­le­vi­ates poverty, Han says.

Xie says: “We have 11 pro­duc­tion fa­cil­i­ties around the globe. The new pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity launched this June in Bao­tou, In­ner Mon­go­lia au­tonomous re­gion, will fur­ther in­crease the ca­pac­ity of sil­i­con wafers. It is es­ti­mated that by the end of this year, our PERC tech­nol­ogy will raise the so­lar cell ef­fi­ciency from 20.5 per­cent to 21.2 per­cent.”

Mar­ket’s ‘ huge’ po­ten­tial in­cludes big strides in wind, so­lar and nu­clear power projects in China

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