Technologies, products and solutions lighting the way to China's solar-powered future

From March 25–27 in Beijing, the Intersolar China Conference looks into the reasons behind this rapid expansion as well as the conditions that will characterize the future Chinese market.

Freiburg/Pforzheim, Germany and Beijing, China, March 17, 2014 – On March 26, the China International Exhibition Center (CIEC), Beijing, opens its doors for the launch of Intersolar China, which is accompanied for the first time by the CIPV Expo China and the Clean Energy Expo China. Up until March 28, the exhibitions feature around 300 exhibitors showcasing technologies, products and services along the solar industry's entire value-added chain as well as exhibits on wind energy, biomass, energy storage systems and grid technology. The Intersolar China Conference kicks off one day before the exhibition: on March 25. During the three conference days, running up until March 27, 70 speakers and around 600 attendees discuss developments in the global solar markets and technological trends.

The Chinese solar market is booming – a good third of all global photovoltaic capacity installed in 2013 is located in China. According to Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory Co. Ltd. (AECEA) in Beijing, China's newly installed capacity of 13–14 gigawatts (GW) not only exceeded forecasts, but also broke a new record. The National Energy Administration (NEA), Beijing, has officially confirmed its goal of expanding capacity by 14 GW in 2014. PV power plants are expected to make up around 6 GW of this target, with the other 8 GW set to be achieved by installing decentralized systems. AECEA claims that if China's installed capacity continues to increase at this speed, it will reach its 50 GW expansion goal in 2015, five years ahead of schedule. From March 25–27 in Beijing, the Intersolar China Conference looks into the reasons behind this rapid expansion as well as the conditions that will characterize the future Chinese market.

Experts discuss current market developments

The Intersolar China Conference kicks off one day before the exhibition in the Kempinski Hotel Beijing. The opening panel discussion is brimming with prominent keynote speakers discussing the development of the Chinese and international markets: Jodie Roussell, vice president of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), Belgium, Junfeng Li, president of the Chinese Renewable Energy Industry Association (CREIA), Guangbin Sun, secretary general of the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME) and Dr. Florian Wessendorf, managing director of photovoltaic production equipment within the German Engineering Federation (VDMA).

The following conference days see experts provide a detailed picture of developments in the Chinese, other Asian and European markets. The Chinese market session concentrates on market conditions and incentive programs on a national as well as provincial level. The growth markets in India, Japan, Korea and the Philippines take center stage in the Global PV Markets: Asia session. The session on market developments in Europe looks in particular at new business models and their prospects in Asia.

Latest technologies and practical expertise

Decentralized power generation plays an extremely important role in the Chinese government's expansion plans. In order to reach 2014's goal of installing 8 GW, the NEA has disclosed a list of 81 new energy demonstration cities and 8 industrial demonstration zones complete with individual expansion goals. Taking place at the Intersolar China Conference on March 26, the Distributed
Generation: Applications & Solutions session sheds light on new and established application
possibilities as well as numerous example projects. A second session looks into the challenges
facing decentralized power generation and considers how smart grids could help to overcome
them. Furthermore, a side event held by CREIA provides an insight into the investment and
financing options available within the area of decentralized power generation. CREIA's latest
development report on the Chinese market will also be published in this context.

Decentralized power generation is also a key topic in the conference's second area of focus: energy
storage systems. Together with a session on how energy storage systems can be used in PV power
plants, the following session focuses on combinations of energy storage systems and on-site
consumption installations and their integration into intelligent grids. Thirdly, the conference focuses
on concentrated photovoltaics (CPV). Two sessions taking place on March 26 provide information
about manufacturing processes, tracking systems as well as best practices in the field of project

From March 26–28, attendees can enjoy presentations at the Intersolar China Conference as well
as the services of the China Power and Clean Energy Expo China conferences.

Comprehensive range of exhibits in the areas of solar power and renewable energy
The exhibition opens its doors one day after the start of the Intersolar China Conference. Exhibition
visitors can view the entire spectrum of technologies, products and services in the area of
renewable energy. With the exhibition ticket, visitors have access to the three exhibitions taking
place at the same time: Intersolar China, CIPV Expo and all Clean Energy Expo exhibitions. Around
300 exhibitors are on hand to provide extensive information about technologies as well as products
and services in the fields of photovoltaics, solar thermal technologies, wind energy, biomass, grid
technology and energy storage systems. The exhibition boasts numerous national and international
partnerships, providing visitors with the unique opportunity to talk to representatives from politics,
associations and industry as well as strengthen existing contacts.

Further information on Intersolar China can be found at

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