AT THE SPEARHEAD OF THE FASTEST-GROWING SOLAR MARKET WORLDWIDE

Solar industry meets at Intersolar China 2015 in Beijing

Freiburg/Pforzheim, Germany, and Beijing, China, March 16, 2015 – The solar industry is eagerly turning its attention to Beijing. The publication of the thirteenth Five-Year Plan (2016–2020) in 2016 will set the course for China and the international solar industry. Against this backdrop, this year's Intersolar China, which takes place in Beijing from April 1–3, focusses on current market developments. For the second time, the exhibition and conference are being held together with CIPV Expo China and Clean Energy Expo China. Visitors to the China International Exhibition Center (CIEC) receive information on the latest technology, solar industry products and services, energy storage, grid technology, biomass and wind energy from around 300 exhibitors.


China is the world's fastest-growing solar market. With 13 gigawatts (GW) in 2013 and an additional 10 to 12 GW in 2014, the country is the undisputed champion in terms of the number of new photovoltaic (PV) installations. According to a recent report published by the National Energy Administration (NEA) in Beijing, the People's Republic is approaching the 30 GW mark for total installed capacity. In fact, NEA is expecting another 15 GW to be added this year.

Shining the spotlight on the Chinese and Asian solar markets

Last year, the Chinese government announced an energy revolution in response to the growing demand for energy, which was to attribute even more importance to renewable sources of energy. At Intersolar China, the industry is therefore set to place great hopes on the announcements of the thirteenth Five-Year Plan, which is expected to introduce new provisions for the energy mix and an emissions rights trading system. The industry is also hoping for a new push towards the expansion of decentralized photovoltaic installations, which did not meet their 2014 targets.

At the Intersolar China Conference, which is held from March 31–April 1 at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Beijing, 60 international speakers and 500 attendees from around the world are to discuss current trends, new technologies and application solutions. The conference is an annual meeting point for industry, research, government representatives and governmental organizations. Two sessions are dedicated to trends in the solar markets of China, as well as Japan, India and Southeast Asian countries, with discussions centering on opportunities for new business and financing models for solar energy in the Chinese market. Other conference sessions focus on progress in cell and module technology, energy storage and production technologies, case studies and practical skills for the planning, construction and operation of PV installations and power plants.

Extensive range of exhibits on renewable energy

"This year, Intersolar China will once again feature valuable presentations and discussions on the current state and development of the Chinese and international solar industries. By cooperating with CIPV Expo and Clean Energy Expo, we hope to build synergies and provide inspiration that will have an impact far beyond the Chinese solar industry," says Mr. Bohua Wang, Secretary General of the China PV Industries Association (CPIA). For the second time running, Intersolar China is being held in conjunction with CIPV Expo and Clean Energy Expo China. Together, the exhibitions showcase the entire renewable energy portfolio, from solar energy through biomass and wind energy to energy storage and grid technology. A total of around 300 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors are expected at the China International Exhibition Center (CIEC) in Beijing from April 1–3.

For more information on Intersolar China, please visit www.intersolarchina.com

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