Become active in China’s growth market

27. February 2012 | By:  Solarpraxis

To help its still enormous appetite for energy, the Chinese government is keen to develop its solar resources.

China doesn’t just belong to one of the world’s fastest growing photovoltaic markets, but the country will also soon become one of the largest, partly due to the raising of the government's targets in its12th five-year-plan, from 10 to 15 gigawatts of installed solar capacity.

Experts predict that photovoltaic output will grow this year in China by around five gigawatts. For those businesses that want to position themselves ready for the burgeoning Chinese market, the “PV Project Implementation Conference - China 2012” event, taking place as part of Solarcon on March 19, 2012, in Shanghai, will offer an ideal opportunity for introductions and exchange.

As its theme, the conference will focus on the development, financing, construction, operation and monitoring of large PV systems. The event will offer Chinese and other international players in the PV industry a platform for exchanging experiences and know-how. Foreign participants will not only gain insights into China’s growth market but also the opportunity to forge important new contacts.

What are the main difficulties in the design and development of large solar parks? What business models are available to solar developers and which are applicable for China? How can these projects be financed and the risk kept to a minimum? What are the partnership opportunities and what are the exit routes? These questions will be answered by, amongst others, Peter Xie, Chairman of GCL Energy; Felix Holz, Vice-President of the Deutsche Bank and Knut Wimberger of Fronius China.

The conference is aimed at investors and energy suppliers, manufacturers, suppliers, developers, energy service companies, insurance companies, test laboratories and certification bodies, and providers of monitoring solutions. Around 200 attendees are expected at the event. The conference languages will be English and Chinese, both with simultaneous translation.

In addition to this new event, organizer Solarpraxis, will publish four new issues of "pv magazine - Chinese edition" in 2012.