Polaris solar PV net news: thousands of stent manufacturers to make the industry more competitive, low prices, outstanding, quality hybrid composition of the current support business ecology.
When the PV industry gradually bottom out when a national pillar industry is heading for a gloomy, this industry is steel. Zhang Hong has left into the iron and steel industry of the photovoltaic industry for two years, she said, “the steel industry than miserably much of the photovoltaic industry, many steel mills to operate at a loss, once shut down banks to debt collectors, merchants capital chain is tight. “Photovoltaic and steel overcapacity in both industries, the largest power station is the intersection of the ground bracket. As one of China’s largest stent companies, Eicon Technology, from the same every year in Zhangjiagang of Sha steel’s purchase of tens of thousands of tons of steel used to support processing. Steel prices drop so that the support prices over the past few years has fallen by more than 30%. Chinese supports companies in the photovoltaic power station of the Chiang Kai-shek faced a new round of fierce competition.
Shipments of competition
Icahn metal is the parent company of Eicon Technology in the power plant business member. Icahn in components, power generation, EVA, frame, border, several major businesses, only supports and ranked first in the sector of the border. Icahn has become China’s largest metal stent supplier, Li Guanghua, General Manager, “says Icahn plans to 10% of China’s market share in 2014, more than 1GW of shipments. “In fact, including overseas exports, Icahn metals orders completed by 2013 more than 900MW.
The following table is from a website ranking. People from the industry, who asked not to be named, said “this ranking is not accurate, many had abandoned the domestic market now, like curtains sein, baowei has focused on overseas markets.
Sheng solar curtains, Hangzhou was founded in 2009 in the top bracket shipped ahead within a very short period of time, and its shareholders are directly related to the Thai, the Zhejiang heaven Silicon Valley to invest $ 19.5 million for seven-string the chint group, one of the shareholders of the Fund. Chint 560MW to invest in 2013 to develop power plants were powered by a curtain height of bracket. Curtain Sheng to listed goals once storming performance, “due to the prevailing domestic market billing period, leading curtain filled once are in arrears by more than 300 million of the purchase price works out to 1GW of stent appears in serious arrears. “Employee who has left the curtain containing told reporters. Curtain served in the second half of 2013 dispersed sales team in China, “only a few employees to collect accounts receivable. “More interested in overseas business is not going well,” international business’s gross profit margin to reach 30%, but overseas customers to support demanding, because the quality is not up to requirements can often be reworked. “The current curtain height of accounts receivable has been reduced to tens of millions of and focus on the Chinese market in the installation engineering and EPC,” mere stent sales are no longer doing. “In Thai investment in power stations and other EPC operations support, valance for 2013 annual shipments of more than 900MW. Similar to binding of the curtain and the chint, antaike, Shenzhen and many other State-owned power plant investment companies have established close cooperative relations. China Guangdong nuclear, energy conservation, China power, Huaneng is antaike clients also provide protection for their shipments.
Norseman in the advantage mainly manifests in the helical piles of Western businesses. Due to the power station in the West tend to want to catch the duration, as well as factors such as poor soil conditions, played an installation screw piles faster speed, better cope with complex surface effects characteristics. Screw pile soon spread in some areas. Norseman Assistant General Manager Wang Xiaohan told reporters, “Rob price nervous before construction, screw piles showed a great advantage. “Norseman not only has its own factories, as well as complete construction team,” by contrast, those who find other factory OEM support manufacturers in terms of quality is not guaranteed. “Hebei has become ground screw factories concentrated areas in China, and large metal processing factory of Jiangsu and Zhejiang,” not only for manufacturer OEM part bracket, has its own external sales support. ” Distributed thousands of metal-processing businesses in China affects the mounting competition in the industry status quo.
In addition to the professional support of manufacturers, West prospecting Institute under the Northwest hydro company of shipyards in the Northwest the West bracket for geological prospecting Institute, Jinchuan group of 200MW power station uses the scaffolds are produced by its subsidiary machinery manufacturing company. Jinta photovoltaic industrial park, in Jiuquan, Gansu province, reporters came across a bracket maker, named the island new sources of support inside the factory only a few men were processing support. Lin Yayu, told reporters, “now is the winter no one construction, production of summer here is nice. Our daily capacity can exceed 2MW,2013 year 250MW of support come to the northwest around the power supply. “In Western PV industry garden, supports processing plant has become a park part of investment in manufacturing industry. In addition to the support to returns and URN Government also invested by Cantonese-Lin Yayu scaffold factory paired with a flagging 9MW’s power station.
Icahn Zhao Xin metal sales manager felt the market difficulties, “now supports per-ton offers, Icahn by designing optimized per megawatt has been decreased to 40-50 tons of steel, but bracket tonnage of some smaller factory significantly below this figure. Such a low price, these small plants of steel materials are hard to enforce, we generally use K235B steel, K195B, K235A alternative has emerged on the market products. Although it is not obvious for a short time, but the quality is not good for a long time said. “The aluminum bracket used in distributed projects, and oxide film thickness are often not protected, which means salt spray corrosion resistance such as in coastal areas are affected.
In market confusion, price low, back section to outside, Zhao Xin as guarantee money to worry about. 5%-10% general product or project requires warranty gold, “but basically didn’t get any after the warranty period, is very demanding. ”
Reduction of cost reduction and optimization
Icahn is working on a new business model, ccom has delivered to customers during the team is planning on SNEC launched a suite of software will be able to use the APP on your phone, this software can provide to customers–quickly–especially distributed project stent designs. The team has developed a rich database of support programmes, standardize and optimize, as long as the environment, technical parameters entered in the software it will automatically generate the distributed scenario.
8GW distributed-scale objectives to support manufacturers in China found a new market space in the ground outside the bracket. Icahn’s bracket has been gradually recognized by overseas customers, “they emphasis on lightweight coated ones because high labor costs abroad, convenient bracket forms can save labor costs and, to expedite progress. “Icahn still transforming and upgrading the efficiency of automation equipment, ccom has delivered,” said c steel, u steel processing efficiency is higher than most manufacturers 30%. “Icahn is located in Zhangjiagang within the more than 60,000 square meters of factory buildings, 150MW of rack processing can be done monthly, and Eicon Technology is located in the city’s 50,000 tons of aluminum production plant for its roof support system to reduce the cost of supplies.
Icahn’s design optimization can reduce the amount of steel of 5%-10% per year. In 2012, the ground bracket about 0.6 Yuan per watt, and in 2014 the price has dropped to about 4 cents. Distributed project bracket depending on differences in the form of the roof of about 0.2-0.3/watt. Stent makers are working on new structures, to make distributed project components could not rely on the colored steel sheet roof roof angle formed the best angle. Icahn tried to go through the fixture in a certain type of component is fixed on the roof, rather than through the traditional structures in order to promote distributed lower investment costs.
Ccom has delivered a few months ago after taking 2014 Japan PV show deep feelings that “we are always looking for the next scaffold material, this time in Japan saw the concrete frame, wood frame, PVC plastic and other new stent. “In fact, the famous DuPont materials suppliers in 2013 to start promoting its frame bracket e-Frame integration solutions based on polymer composites. DuPont Dr Qin Huaili e-Frame programme has the features of lightweight and quick to install, and is now in Shanghai, Nantong, Yueyang, use multiple distributed projects. E-Frame integrated border system consists of a set of border and bracket, designed as plug-in structure will accelerate the component installation time. Qin Huaili, told reporters that “after using this system flat roof 60% installation time can be better than a regular way to save the project, pitched roof 30% installation time you can save the project. Consolidated works out to cost less than traditional aluminum border and bracket Assembly. “Traditional stents often have a fixed system installed on the roof, eFrame is relatively easy,” flat roof depends mainly on self-structure for wind resistance, component arrays will be installing windshields. When wind speeds are particularly great place bracket weight device through the bricks, stones and other objects to do press for the counterweight. Each component weight of 8 kg, and it can resist more than high level winds. “A comparison of project owners aluminum bracket e-Frame bracket with level wind found in confrontation, e-Frame press is 8 kg, and aluminum bracket clump weight almost 70 kilograms. For sloping roof of a distributed project, eFrame simply through the expansion screw fixed, instead of having to install aluminum bracket usually required by the guides.
E-Frame program using a weather-resistant high performance polymer DuPont Zytel ® nylon and Rynite ® PET polyester material, these polymers so that it has a salt spray corrosion resistance, long life cycle, the advantages of effective prevention of PID. As a supplier, DuPont does not directly sell e-Frame solution, instead, the use of materials and technologies licensed to trusted partners. Now, several first-tier component enterprises have tried e-Frame solutions.
During the process of promoting support cost reduction, design institutes are not well fit. People from the industry, who asked not to be named said that “many Institute support structure now seems to us unreasonable, mainly they were too conservative. They are not willing to take responsibility, they seem more willing to take sturdy steel, beam structure, results bracket designed to be very thick, sometimes 1MW steel is 80 tons, and greatly increased costs. ”
Eicon Technology, Xiamen clenergy, Norseman, curtain Shing have set EPC team, they plan to 2014, apart from sales support can provide the customer with more services, and several of them are extending business development, investment in power station. Zhao Xin said, “support profits, lower case, everyone is looking for a way out. ”
Original title: bracket hold up one day