China PV Business and Applications Evaluation

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


This report provides an overview of photovoltaics (PV) business and applications in China. Although more than 70 million people in China are without access to grid electricity, many of the unelectrified regions benefit from considerable renewable resources, including good solar insolation. Current annual PV sales are still modest, however, and are estimated to be between 2.0 and 2.5 megawatts.This and other significant PV data, including information regarding the current status of key aspects of Chinese businesses, markets, and distribution channels, are included in this report. Detailed company profiles of Chinese business organizations and summaries of visits made to these companies (as well as to more remote sites in Inner Mongolia to examine PV usage by the end-use customer) inSeptember-October 1998 are also presented.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages113
StatePublished - 1999

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Sherring Energy Associates, Princeton, New Jersey

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-520-26295


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