• China Cleantech Update December 13, 2016

    News Summary:

    • NEA publishes Biomass 13th Five Year Plan (十三五)
    • Guangdong DRC Publishes Guangdong Onshore Wind Development Plan (2016-2030)
    • Goldwind and Apple Announce Joint-Venture

    Plan: Biomass Development Plan of the 13th Five Year Plan “十三五”  Published by NEA
    The NEA recently published the Wind Power Development Plan, part of China's national 13th Five Year Plan. According to the document, by the end of 2015, total installed wind capacity was 10.3 GW, and total power generation from wind 52 TWh, approximately 0.92% of national power generation. By 2020, installed wind capacity will reach 15 GW, with total power generation nearly doubling to 90 TWh, 1.3% of national power generation. (NEA CN

    Biomass pipeline covering the period of the 13th Five Year Plan

    Source: Azure International

    During the 13th Five Year Plan,  total investment in the Biomass industry will reach 196 billion RMB. Of this 196 billion RMB, 40 billion RMB will go towards power generation, 120 billion RMB for biogas, 18 billion RMB for biomass briquette industries, and 18 billion RMB for investment into liquid biofuels.

  • China Cleantech Update February 14, 2017

    News Summary:

    • NEA publishes Solar 13th Five Year Plan (十三五)
    • NDRC publishes Renewable Energy 13th Five Year Plan 
    • NDRC issues tariff adjustments for utility solar and onshore wind
    • Offshore wind project approval authority handed down to provincial NEAs
    • Shandong starts Electricity Reform Pilot Program
    • Guangdong publishes Measures on Retail Electricity Reform

    Plan: Solar Development Plan of the 13th Five Year Plan “十三五”  Published by NEA
    In December the NEA  published the Solar Power Development Plan, part of China's national 13th Five Year Plan. According to the document, by the end of 2015, total installed solar capacity was 43 GW, and total power generation from solar sources was nearly 40 TWh , approximately 0.7% of national power generation. By 2020, installed solar capacity is targeted to reach 110 GW, with total power generation more than tripling to 150 TWh, 1.6% of national power generation. (NEA CN


    Source: Azure International

    While not specified in the Solar Power Development Plan, under the Electricity Development Plan, the Solar Power target for 2020 further calls for 60 GW of distributed solar and 5 GW of concentrated solar, with the remaining 45 GW assumed to be standard utility scale solar. 

    While the explosive buildout of utility scale solar projects in 2016 puts the current installation numbers at 77 GW at 2016 year end, the majority of this growth has been from utility scale projects rushing to completion before the large tariff cut in June. Currently distributed solar in China is hovering at around only 7 GW. Therefore while the 110 GW target will likely be surpassed, it is unlikely that distributed solar will be able to reach its sub-target of 60 GW.

  • China Cleantech Update February 24, 2016

    News Summary:

    • NEA posts new energy requirements for selected provinces
    • Goldwind subsidiary announces first microgrid project
    • Power Construction Co of China announces lifetime overseas cumulative installation base of 110GW
    • Goldwind wind turbine blade break down in America

    Renewables: NEA Posts New  Energy Requirements for Provinces
    The NEA published a notice of nine new requirements, aimed at increasing renewable and higher energy efficient power generation. The nine requirements take aim at the major challenges China State Grid faces today: direct power trading, centralized heating systems in the Winter, spinning reserve requirements, and more. NEA placed the notice for Huabei, Dongbei, and Xibei Provinces. (NEA CN)

    These new policies provide guidance to power generation companies on how to do new business, and aim to improve utilization rates for renewables. 

    Microgrid: Goldwind Launches First Microgrid Project
    Goldwind subsidiary Elechwin announced its first microgrid project, to be launched July 2016. It includes 2MW of wind, and an array of solar, microturbine, and storage facilities. The microgrid is grid-connected and utilizes Goldwind-developed transient stability control to maintain voltage stability when the microgrid is in island mode. (Goldwind CN)

    After dealing with tough grid-connection regulations, Goldwind has finally deployed its first microgrid solution in China. By deploying more solutions like this, the microgrid market in China could develop in the coming years.

    Source: Goldwind

  • China Cleantech Update March 09, 2016

    News Summary:

    • Azure Winterwind 2016 presentations now publicly available
    • China Sunergy at risk of Nasdaq delisting
    • Goldwind has record year with 7GW wind sold
    • State Council reviews new urbanization construction policy
    • Renewable energy generation target set for 9% by 2020
    • China Three Gorges Corporation announces 30MW wind project in Myanmar


    Azure Conference: Sebastian Meyer Delivers Keynote Speech at Winterwind 2016
    Sebastian Meyer, Azure’s Director of Research, delivered both a keynote and a panel speech at the Winterwind International Wind Energy Conference in Sweden on February 12th this year. Sebastian’s presentations are available for download here.
    Finance: China Sunergy Fails to Meet Nasdaq Continued Listing Standards
    China Sunergy (CSUN) announced its receipt of Nasdaq’s notice of failure to meet the Nasdaq continued listing standards. China Sunergy bid price has fallen below $1. If the price does not exceed $1 for 10 consecutive days in the next 180 days, it will be delisted permanently. (PR Newswire EN)
    China Sunergy stock is down 65% since March 2015, and has had a series of bad press, such as posting its 2014 Q2 results a yearlate


    China Sunergy HQ In Nanjing, Source: PV Magazine