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China Leads the Way in Solar PV Manufacturing

Dec 13, 2022

IEA

China is number one in solar panel production globally.

Many countries are aiming to achieve net zero emissions and for this purpose, many steps have also been taken by them. Electricity production or generation has been a challenge as electricity production emits more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere when being generated from fossil fuel or coal. As many countries have shifted to renewable energy sources to produce electricity and power like solar wind hydro nuclear, etc.


Solar PV has proven to be reliable and effective in the sector of generating electricity and power by the use of solar power and without any emissions. To ensure the secure transmission to get net zero emission, efforts are needed to increase the Global production of solar panels.


China is currently dominating the Global solar PV supply chains as the Global solar PV manufacturing capacity has increasingly moved from Europe, Japan, and the US to China over the last decades. The Government of China has shaped many policies to support the Global supply, demand, and price of solar PV. Chinese Industrial policies focusing on solar PV have contributed to a cost decline of more than 80%, helping solar PV to become the most affordable electricity generation technology in the world.


The main components of a solar panel are solar PV cells, polysilicon or silicon material, and also metal and glass. Solar PV generation increased by a record 156 TWh (23%) in 2020 to reach 821 TWh. It demonstrated the second-largest absolute generation growth of all renewable technologies in 2020, slightly behind wind and ahead of hydropower. Looming policy deadlines in China, the United States, and Vietnam spurred an unprecedented boom in PV capacity additions – a record 134 GW.


To meet the international energy and climate goals requires the global deployment of solar PV to grow on an unprecedented scale. This in turn demands a major additional expansion in manufacturing capacity, raising concerns about the world’s ability to rapidly develop resilient supply chains needed to make available the solar panels to the demanding global market.“As countries accelerate their efforts to reduce emissions, they need to ensure that their transition towards a sustainable energy system is built on secure foundations,” Dr Birol said. “Solar PV’s global supply chains will need to be scaled up in a way that ensures they are resilient, affordable, and sustainable.”Diversification is one of the key strategies for reducing supply chain risks worldwide which can be very useful to achieve the net zero emission strategy.


Many countries are taking necessary actions to produce more Solar PVs so that there will be more use for them and the price it be reduced so that they will be affordable for all as an alternative to electricity generation from homes to industries and facilities.


FORCE is an energy-saving device that can be installed on all solar power generating units to save electricity by increasing the flow of electricity and reducing the loss of electricity also contributes to saving electricity utility bills and reducing greenhouse gases produced by electricity generation as well as be a reliable source of energy saving.

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