PV mounting hold up one day

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

Liu hanyuan: PV technology is the next Internet

Polaris solar PV net news: in our field to the appropriate division of labor, focused, try our differences and differences in the development of competition, not to simply take the homogenization of repeat competition mode. From the standpoint of energy and resources, needs real in new energy forms are different, a collaboration of Health Ecology, from the standpoint of commercial culture, how are we really in line with our way of improving ecological environment of human development, how do we take the lead in bringing out a good business environment. The rat race, live competition, such commercial environment is the most brutal, the most brutal and inhuman!

Our new energy companies, each one was so big at the size of each of the height of the base are so high. Why we can’t even think of this common sense understand? How much blood is there how much blood, how many coppers end coin out, vicious competition has the necessary? Makes the world don’t like us, we don’t like our own, evil or disgusting? Americans and you Europeans and you can’t get through, Japanese and chooses you, India and you, ourselves to see the pass, evil or disgusting?

Go others of road, let others no road can go, back head view himself of road, himself of road front must is elephant leg and cattle leg, you also must no road can go; eat others of rice, let others no rice can eat, back head view himself of Bowl, himself of Bowl inside must what things also no, you also must no rice can eat. Because everyone else was thinking, this is a very simple logic and reason, we have to have the concept of ecology, symbiotic. In this area if we don’t have the hearts and high maintenance of the market environment, we deserve to say we went to improve the ecological environment of mankind!

Entrepreneur surnamed Liu in Sichuan province, as a plenary session of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC, tongwei group chairman Liu hanyuan is one that cannot be ignored. Sichuan native grew up as the two giants, he often was compared with Liu Yonghao, both of them are rich in feed industry, one is the main fish feed, one specializing in pig feed. But on the transition paths, Mr Liu chose to finance and real estate, and Liu hanyuan chose new energy. But Liu hanyuan is sure of his choice Yes, crystalline silicon PV shaped sand into gold, he just needs time.

Surprise short PV

Liu hanyuan is a smart man, finishing primary school for 4 years, 2 years to finish junior high school, school awards to just pile up on the wall. 19 year old invention channel metal-cage fish farming technology, making my very first bucket of gold, 22, completed the construction of fish feed factory, 23, became the youngest engineer of China’s aquaculture industry as a whole. Tongwei Board feed advertising across the country began the age of 28 in 2001, Liu hanyuan hurun list with worth 1.1 billion yuan for the first time, ranked 21, raise eyebrows.

PV gave Liu hanyuan surprises. It was when, in the beginning. In 2006, the polysilicon prices rise, the semiconductor material made from sand, downstream PV market pull, soaring prices, huge profit incentives before, and many have never been involved in PV business saddle polysilicon production line, Liu hanyuan is one of them.

In 2006 Liu hanyuan finally decided to enter the area of polysilicon from Sichuan Yongxiang of tongwei group company limited is responsible for, all whipping by September 2008, Tong Wei first sold 3.3 million Yuan/ton polysilicon prices, net profits reached 2.7 million Yuan/ton, while industry average profit margins are more than 2.5 million Yuan/ton, polysilicon industry as a whole into a hyperactive State.

Liu hanyuan recalls profiteering is at record levels. “Maori 2.8 million Yuan, sales price is the cost of production 8 times! “In September, two single tongwei earned 150 million Yuan.

But the frenzy is worse. Liu hanyuan is aware of the crisis, so he raced to build and put into production, round-the-clock production of polysilicon, but the market’s turning point came sooner than we expected. In October 2008, the United States subprime crisis comes suddenly, contraction in global polysilicon demand plunged, prices fell from 3.3 million Yuan/ton high speed, finally fell to 30~40 million Yuan a ton.

Liu hanyuan feeling the market’s relentless, if it can be put into operation as early as four or five months, Yeong-shares issue of 1000 tons of polycrystalline silicon 650 million yuan of investment will be able to fully recover.

After the crisis hit, some hold speculation into field do choose closed poly silicon production line, in the photovoltaic industry, they came at once as fiercely as the waves, like waves as quickly fade.

Due to better cost control, Tong Wei of polycrystalline silicon production line in the whole of 2009, production reached 352 days July 2010 delayed Yongxiang polysilicon project II formally put into production, but since then the Silicon market has not improved, Liu hanyuan tons polysilicon projects according to market situation is temporary under construction of 4000 tons of orders of magnitude.

Is different from speculators, Liu hanyuan didn’t opt out of the photovoltaic industry, he still retains great enthusiasm about the PV, upstream to lose money, then go to the middle or lower reaches.

Firm believer in the energy revolution

Sichuan people fighting of the war years, the mall the emulative character of Sichuan people in social character is also very obvious. Third quarter of 2013, the PV industry began to pick up, Liu hanyuan rushed to the photovoltaic plate and then invested heavily in September tongwei Group prices from Hefei to 870 million Yuan 100% stake in the LDK and fully enter the middle reaches of the manufacturing sector.

Hefei LDK renamed tongwei solar (Hefei) company covers an area of 1000 MU, once belonged to LDK Solar project tongwei all single largest enterprise, the first phase of the project has a solar cell production capacity of 2000 MW solar module production capacity of 500 MW.

Tong Wei Sun (Hefei) limited since its September 2013 to take over until January 13, 2014, staff from more than 80 people grew to more than 1600 employees, 16 production lines to resume full production.

And all photovoltaic counterparts, although constrained by the current industry and market conditions, but Liu hanyuan doesn’t lose. In particular, one thing is certain, and Liu hanyuan does not exit the PV, accelerated even further in this area.

“It’s right in the direction of. “Liu hanyuan is determined. It becomes almost every venture into solar entrepreneurs shared belief, PV is the main use of energy in the future.

No matter how hard the current industry situation, market hard, but when it comes to the future, glory will appear in each solar entrepreneurs face. Liu hanyuan is no exception, he said: “the future of this industry, such as power generation, energy storage, smart grid is set one, it would change the daily life of human beings to live. ”

Once at the APEC Summit in Shanghai, when Liu hanyuan and Sohu founder Charles Zhang said: “in our traditional industries, had laboured for 10 years, 20 years, will do for you, but for three or four years beyond us. ”

Now, Liu hanyuan feel like young entrepreneurs used to stand in front of the Internet and saw light from the future. “This round is based on solar energy revolution will be more than the last round of the information technology revolution. ”

Such judgement at the time of beginning of the photovoltaic industry venture had, however the last round seemed to douse the crisis of confidence that only entrepreneurs would rather stay.

The past, China’s solar entrepreneurs engaged in polycrystalline silicon, wafer, solar cell, component manufacturing and processing, and now they are beginning to wonder how to start China’s PV market.

Liu hanyuan believes that group of agriculture and new energy is perfectly combines the two plates, and this will be one of Tong Wei’s competitive advantage in the future. “Fish ponds can use photovoltaic panels cover half or one-third above, some varieties have all been covered. We estimate about 1 million acres of ponds if used can support 30GW installed capacity, a figure much more than 33 GW of total installed capacity last year. We call it catch the light to complement each other. ”

But incorporation difficult, delayed subsidies, price settlement process cumbersome, real-world challenges that are hindering China’s PV market start.

Market’s brutal and beautiful at the same time, entrepreneurs need to never break a path through the Brambles of the road. Tongwei shortly into the downstream market has been completed, Hebei fengning 30kw and 5kW solar power plants and irrigation systems, village of litang, Sichuan Rong BA Xiang a 12kw off-grid solar power projects and adult School of WAT Cole 8kw off-grid solar power projects, the village of litang 300kw, fukang, Xinjiang 1MW PV grid-connected power projects.

More long-term planning is, Liu hanyuan hope in Sichuan province and the national light light solar thermal 5GW in resource rich areas of large-scale photovoltaic power plants, and begin planning layout of cities and towns in rural areas throughout the country to promote solar distributed small and medium domestic power stations. Yue Kwong complementarity has been in Guangdong, Anhui and Jiangsu were tested five places of the country at the same time. “Farmers, rural markets promote the pilot work of the distributed application, now in full swing. “Liu hanyuan said.

Photovoltaic market at low price to fight sick

Once fought over in fully competitive feed industry also experienced a vicious price competition, but Liu hanyuan fought at low prices for PV field for years still find it hard to accept.

“Our new energy company, and each one was so big at the size of each of the height of the base are so high. Why we can’t even think of this common sense understand? How much blood is there how much blood, how many coppers end coin out, vicious competition has the necessary? Makes the world don’t like us, we don’t like our own, evil or disgusting? Americans and you Europeans and you can’t get through, Japanese and chooses you, India and you, ourselves to see the pass, evil or disgusting? “The interview process, Liu hanyuan’s tone suddenly soar several degrees, and even then, he’ll smile to criticise.

Liu hanyuan is not a barbed entrepreneur, his loving smile, attitude lay low, vantone Group Chairman of the Board of Directors ‘ evaluation of his ability to balance was very good. “Just like he stood here, offered him the image, is not high, not low, not FAT or thin, everything just right. ”

In addition to being balanced, and Liu hanyuan has also been a way to understand the commercial balance, it is necessary to leave profits room to customers, but also to leave a profit for themselves, but also to ensure that a balanced pricing can be a sniper to a competitor. On its way to the art of balance, Liu hanyuan tongwei brand feeds in the 10 years from 1985 to 1994, farmers could be in line for 7 days and 7 nights only for the purchase of tongwei feeds.

Liu hanyuan think tongwei, profits from the firm brought part of the added value for the user. But in the photovoltaic industry, “we are doing something to one of the most beautiful goals, but it must be the most cruel and brutal way. “Liu hanyuan says.

“Always want to bring the price down, and benefits. When you come back to when may find that others feel the same way. This is a repeat game, who start first, who got the first piece of cheese. But next time someone laid a more ruthless than you. “Liu hanyuan said,” if we didn’t mind in this area and height to maintain a good market, not to differentiate between mutual development and rational competition, we do not deserve to say we want to transform the human environment, which is due. ”

Photovoltaic industry’s best entrepreneurs of the future of the imagination, but blocking the fast development of China’s photovoltaic market in addition to entrepreneurs outside its own mind enough, monopoly enterprises of vicious competition, enforcement is inadequate is a major deterrent. But Liu hanyuan see the biggest obstacle is the low level of awareness of the new energy revolution, the vast majority of people based on the renewable energy mix still lack of confidence.

Original title: tongwei group Liu hanyuan: PV is the next Internet

Kang Weiming: the introduction of high quality backplane raise China’s PV market

Arctic star solar PV network news: PV battery is by glass, and EVA, and wafer, and back Board composition, according to glass-EVA-battery tablets-EVA-back Board of structure package constitute, which back Board is located in PV battery back of most outer, is PV battery important part, not only up to package of role, while also up to guarantee PV battery not by environment effects of role, ensure PV battery of using life.

According to Agency estimates, 2014 photovoltaic module manufacturer, China’s demand for back panel is approximately 185 million square meters, compared with a national back sheet total capacity is approximately 125 million square meters, but the output is expected to reach 1.25-130 million square feet, supply-demand gaps will be approximately 6000 square meters, Backboard market remains seriously exceeding supply.

Unique have plants in Asia and Europe as a supplier of PV backplane, Kang Weiming early on saw the huge potential of the Chinese market. Since 2011 Italy Corporation China factory in Zhangjiagang success since Kang Weiming focus on technology innovation, in line with the principles of customer-centric, actively develop the Asian market. Kang Weiming in Zhangjiagang factory currently has 2 lines, production capacity of 3 million square meters/month.

It is understood that many PV module manufacturers in China are keen to use fluorine-containing polymer photovoltaic panel. And Tedlar backplane is best of breed fluorine backplane, it has the following major advantages: its outer layers and resistant to UV, hydrolysis resistant and can withstand the destruction of various atmospheric constituents; inner layer is made of hydrolysis-resistant electronic PET; after more than 3,000 hours of damp heat test (DHT), Tedlar back excellent performance.

In March this year, Kang Weiming announced to expand its product line, fluorinated Tedlar reintegrate back into the series. It is enough to reflect Kang Weiming attaches to China.

From left: Kang Weiming CEO:Bruno Bucci

Second from left: Regional Sales Director: Fabio Menicanti

Benefit from a great deal of research and development and technological innovation, recently, Kang Weiming has just developed a new type of “back contact” back–EBfoil, it can according to customer drawing and features printed flexible electronic circuits as a conductive element between solar cell, electrical conductivity by reducing losses and reducing the loss of cell conversion efficiency to improve the quality of the PV modules.

Back contact is a successful solution for the latest series of PV modules, this technique can be done by high cell efficiency and innovative components, production drastically reducing production costs. Fully automated production process makes the failure rate is close to zero and ensure the output of PV modules higher.

In order to get closer to customers, and EBfoil product lines in Zhangjiagang, China produced locally, in order to better respond to changing customer needs, to provide customers with rapid, seamless and high quality technical support.

Kang Weiming CEO Bruno Bucci, said Kang Weiming’s goal is a place in the global top ten components makers are. Such ambitious goals and their own strength nature are inseparable. Bruno Bucci said, as the back panel suppliers, Kang Weiming have good product quality, customers can provide strong technical support and quality, along with strong financial strength, to respond to customers ‘ accounts.

China’s solar industry has experienced a difficult winter period, entering the PV-domestic policies for the better after 2014, China PV industry is picking up, but there is no denying the PV market is still severe. Cost pressures will affect the development of PV industry and market segmentation. Asked Kang Weiming was how to deal with such impact, Kang Weiming said Fabio Menicanti, Asia Sales Director, “Kang Weiming differentiated backplane product line to better meet the different needs of different customers, such as large power projects, roof project and building-integrated PV project. Kang Weiming and global leading manufacturer maintained good relations of cooperation, and actively develop and ensure themselves of advanced technology. ”

Main trends in the PV industry is to reduce costs and increase the efficiency of PV modules. Kang Weiming said the strategic investment in the future will focus on increasing the capacity of Chinese companies, investing back in access to new technologies and diversify the backplane product, and so on.

In order to meet the strong demand in the Chinese market, Kang Weiming is planned for June in the Zhangjiagang manufacturing investment in new production lines. Fabio Menicanti says “the Chinese market is the top priority of our strategy. Kang Weiming has plants in Asia and Europe as the only photovoltaic backplane vendors and logistics support services, we will play to their strengths to better serve Chinese customers or their overseas branches to provide products and services. “(Reporters Chen Yanqing)