Year:2012 (March 27th)
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2012 (March 27th)
Policy Type:Policy Support, Policy Support>Institutional creation, Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Solar
Policy Sector:Electricity
Agency:Ministry of Science and Technology

Solar Power Technology Development 12th Five Year Special Plan aims to increase China’s solar large scale production and to lower costs of electricity generation from solar installation so they will be competitive with conventional power production.

Planning underlines importance of further technology research on crystalline silicon cells, thin film batteries and new types of batteries to be developed by 2015.

The goal is to increase energy efficiency of:

  • crystalline silicon cells by 20%
  • silicon thin-film cell efficiency above 10%, and
  • cadmium telluride, copper indium gallium selenide thin-film batteries to the level of commercial application;

Currently, a cost of electricity generation from grid-connected PV systems is CNY 1.2-1.3 per KWh. It is planned to lower this costs to CNY 1.2-1.3 per KWh or less. Further goals for reduction of production costs:

  • polysilicon materials by 30%,
  • supporting materials by 50%

In order to ensure smooth implementation of decisions embodied in the planning as well as to reach established goals and targets, the Ministry of Science and Technology will take steps to encourage investments as well as inform clearly interested parties on available in China financial and fiscal incentives. The Ministry will act to solve major technical problems in the industrial development, and to break a monopoly of foreign technologies protectionist behaviour of the PV markets.

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