The Action Plan was published by the National Energy Administration on 19th of April 2018. The objective of the Plan is to facilitate the development of Chinese solar PV manufacturing industry in order to implement and benefit from intelligent automation and the newest new technologies available by 2020.
Also, China aims to improve competitiveness in software and equipment that supports PV intelligent manufacturing and to promote exportation. China plans to raise its level of intelligent manufacturing in PV basic material, solar cell, and its components. China will also seek to achieve intelligent management along the whole supply chain of PV product manufactured by utilizing the Internet, big data, AI, 5G communication and other new information technologies.