Hina, IKEA collaborative pilot photovoltaic business applications

Polaris solar PV net news: the end of July, the country being nearly 40-degree temperatures, and Beijing is no exception. Is located in South West Red rings IKEA roof Chinese workers are laying a thin-film solar modules. The scale 0.437 MW distributed power plant construction, xihongmen IKEA can be provided after completion of about 20% of electricity.

“IKEA China’s 11 shops on the construction of distributed PV conditions are met, 9 roof finish Hina of thin-film solar power system has been installed, there are two homes under construction. Is expected by the end of this year, IKEA, rooftop PV 11 Chinese shops are all power. “Hanergy holding Group Vice-President Zhou Jiesan told reporters that recent Han will also start construction of three stores such as IKEA, Tianjin ground parking lot solar awning, in addition with the construction of IKEA’s first rooftop PV to 50 from several vendors have also started cooperation negotiations.

“About three years”

In June 2012, Hina and IKEA announced the establishment of strategic and cooperative relations. The two sides agreed in the beginning of the three-year collaborative framework, Han could all IKEA stores in China and part of the roof suppliers of roof-mounted solar photovoltaic panels.

Domestic rooftop PV 2 years ago has just started construction, IKEA and the cooperation is very edgy, people cannot help but ask, why should IKEA built rooftop PV?

Hina, IKEA, deeds, is genuinely committed to sustainable development and to walk in front of the multinational retail chains. Early in 2010, should be home released sustainable development report said, will is committed to inspired and help millions of customer created more can continued of home life, provides can help customer through energy, and province water, and reduced waste to reduced family expenditure of products and solution programme; do resources and energy of independent, through ensure main of home supplies of raw materials from can regeneration, and can recycling material or by recycling material made, makes products more can continued……

“In terms of clean energy use, IKEA’s goal is that by 2020, more than more than 300 stores in the world’s entire electricity come from clean sources of energy. Hina is IKEA all store rooftop PV construction enterprises in China. Rooftop PV’s entire electricity cannot be met fully from IKEA, IKEA also built a number of PV ground in other countries, such as power stations and wind farms. “Zhou Jiesan said.

At IKEA and the Chinese “three years of cooperation,” frame, IKEA supplier’s rooftop PV development are also included. Although there is no mandatory requirements suppliers to build rooftop PV, but content of IKEA’s suppliers, green energy use this item, in order to encourage sustainable development, builders can also get very affordable IKEA incentive rewards, such as payment billing cycle adjustment, financial support, etc.

“IKEA has over more than 350 vendors in China, the figure accounted for IKEA’s global suppliers of the group accounted for less than half. Except for sustainable development considerations, but from the perspective of investment income, if the PV system return on investment period of 5 years, after recovering its investment, PV power will enable vendors to reduce electricity costs by 10%-40%, which means that supply chain cost reduction. Both IKEA and the suppliers themselves, are a win-win strategy. “Zhou Jiesan said.

Sustainable development is the cooperation provided

IKEA in China and the Chinese strategic cooperation, both sides are believed to be based on shared development philosophy: commitment to clean energy development and realize sustainable development. Idea sounds a little “virtual”, from a pragmatic point of view, IKEA believes that businesses can survive a curing of the time is a measure of sustainable development criteria, who have many years of hydroelectric operators plus for their identity at this time.

Hina and IKEA sustainability of cooperation embodied in many aspects. Zhou Jiesan told reporters that the IKEA store for shed roofs and parking, the project is not one, built the Han can still charge of rooftop PV life-cycle of operation and maintenance, and IKEA share a certain percentage of government subsidies, both through bundling of interests tries to make cooperation more consistently and firmly.

Relatively speaking, Chinese cooperation with IKEA supplier a slightly more complicated, or questions about current earnings expectations of distributed PV differences, or is every enterprise’s development strategy and on distributed understand different, first round, Han to energy performance contracting propulsion are yet to be sped up. Recent national policy and subsidies all the more clear, who thought it would with IKEA supplier collaboration has played a positive role in promoting.

“Starting from last July, IKEA United Kingdom 18 stores started selling the Han brand family of stand-alone photovoltaic power systems. The system ranges from 3000 Watts to 5000 Watts, has now sold more than 1000 sets. IKEA stores rarely sell third-party branded products, so the special case of Hina, after shows in China, IKEA, who have full approval. “Zhou Jiesan said deeper cooperation so that Chinese can take IKEA’s sales channels, United Kingdom market offers services covering areas of most of the solar energy business, market share is one of the largest solar companies. Other European markets are currently promoting.

Or copy available in commercial applications

The industry view, who have this model of cooperation with IKEA, with typical in domestic business enterprises and their supply chain enterprises carry out project replication possible.

Reasonable grounds for the economy is the strongest copy. There is such a calculation, the current commercial price of electricity than industrial and residential electricity prices, prices vary in different regions, commercial electricity price per unit calculated on a 1.5, then spontaneous use of rooftop PV in commercial enterprises, reducing the cost of that part of the cost of purchasing electricity from the grid. Seen from the subsidy, currently at national level for spontaneous use 0.42 Yuan per unit of distributed PV renewable energy subsidies, provinces, cities, counties and some have layers of subsidies, on average, if calculated according to 0.35 RMB/degrees, spontaneous use of PV in commercial enterprises, can get 2.3 Yuan per degree or even higher returns. Therefore, 4-5 PV payback period is entirely possible.

But slightly awkward at the moment is when the industry share this formula with many commercial enterprises, is seeing more hesitant and watching eyes. Insiders told reporters that they had had contact with international retail chains like Carrefour, Wal-Mart, also had talked to family, such as the family-friendly chain, although they agree that distributed photovoltaic roof is the future development direction, but had still not made up my mind, actively to promote such as IKEA.

“IKEA about 0.3 0.4 MW rooftop PV scale, shed more about 2-megawatts. Calculated in accordance with the life cycle of 25, IKEA could be recovered in about 4 years, and clearly was earnings over the remaining 20 years. “Zhou Jiesan said, distributed PV also need to develop a sense of security, a sense of identity and a long-term perspective, but he remained hopeful.

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