Heading in adversity, Korea PV

Polaris solar PV net news: at present, Korea Government has spared no efforts in promoting the development of photovoltaic industry and has launched the renewable energy portfolio standard program. Since the entry into force last year of the project, and has replaced the original price subsidies. According to the project show 2015 Korea photovoltaic installation target for 1.2GW. As another important emerging PV markets of Europe, Korea’s vast, light conditions, market development potential.

As the China General Administration of customs on the US-South Korean multi double this year came to an end, Korea’s polysilicon industry once tied, also affecting the further development of the photovoltaic industry, Pohang (POSCO) and Samsung, LG and SK (SK) Korea companies are exiting PV module market, but this does not mean that Korea Government enthusiasm for solar energy faded.

National policies supporting

Korea Ministry of knowledge economy said Korea photovoltaic industry due to cheap campaign is facing a crisis in China, in order to overcome the crisis, Korea Government will introduce a series of measures to achieve by 2015 has become the world’s fifth-largest solar power policy objectives. Under the new plan of industrial development, Korea new scale up to 100MW of solar equipment since last year, came into power in early 2013.

By Korea Ministry of knowledge economy has published a set of data in 2008, support for the development of new, renewable energy technologies funding amounting to 199.4 billion won, the solar sector, decided to set the annual funding for strategic technology research and development projects 10 billion won and maximum period of support for up to 5 years, prompting the core technology breakthrough and put to use as soon as possible.

In addition, on May 22 this year Korea unification Ministry said, Korea recently finalized a “build renewable energy industrial park in Kaesong Park demonstration project”, if consultations go well between North and South Korea, the project is expected to be officially started construction later this year. Reported that the pilot work effect, gradually expanding renewable energy production capacity, ultimately to increase production capacity to 20MW.

In July of this year, Korea President Park Geun-Hye, revealed details of the latest renewable energy plan will create six types of renewable energy related businesses, one of which will focus on developing new solar lease market. According to reports, solar leasing services that ordinary families and businesses leasing solar equipment at fixed prices and gains in revenue from the sale of power.

According to official figures revealed BP world energy 2008 Korea photovoltaic power system installed capacity up to 274MW, as far as installed capacity, ranking forth, ranked first in the Asian region. By the end of 2012, Korea PV cumulative installed capacity up to 959.2MW. 442MW PV installed capacity in the country last year.

You can imagine is that under the Government’s efforts, Korea solar PV system installed capacity will continue to grow and even whipped up an upsurge universal solar power. Korea will be held in PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, perhaps the Government could learn from Brazil “Green World Cup” approach, major sports venues in photovoltaic systems, once again to host a green sporting event.

Planning in Seoul “solar city”

Korea Seoul City Government is gearing up to actively pursue new planning, with a view to becoming a leading solar city. It was reported that Seoul “solar map” the latest version has been finalized and released in April 2014. This map will show you suitable for the development of PV industry area and rooftop photovoltaic installations, can offer savings.

Last year, the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SeoulMunicipalGovernment,SMG) announced the city into “solar city” plan. According to the plan shows, by the end of 2014, Seoul added PV installed capacity of 320MW. The goals also Seoul “nuclear power plants less than good” (ULNPP), part of the project. ULNPP project aims, through a series of measures to promote the development of new energy sources (photovoltaic), opened in Seoul Boulevard leading to energy independence.

In May 2011, Japan after the nuclear disaster, Korea’s energy independence can be improved. ULNPP reliance on nuclear energy project can be regarded as SMG people opposed the partial responses. SMG plans for Seoul building installed capacity of 100MW PV system installed in public schools–and this is part of the ULNPP project. These PV systems with a “syllabus” characteristics, with a view to increasing public awareness of the qualities of excellence for solar energy. Another enhance public awareness of the PV programme was launched “solar map” map is expected to be released next month.

According to LGSolar said, at present, Korea Government spares no effort in promoting photovoltaic industry development and launch of renewable portfolio standards (RPS) project. Since the entry into force last year of the project, and has replaced the original price subsidies. According to the project show 2015 Korea photovoltaic installation target for 1.2GW. LGSolar said only RPS project is not enough to become a strong driving force for expanding solar market, related organizations and companies are considering other options, such as restoring electricity price subsidy policies. Start the planning is one of the reasons for Korea market tend to choose local manufactured components. Because Korea buyers focus on product durability and reliability, so they prefer local brands. At the same time, they also want the components at competitive prices. As the scale of the installation continues to expand, the factors that influence will gradually diminish. Utilities tend to be price competitive products. However, whether domestic or overseas enterprises, profit, or internal rate of return is the most important factor.

Looking for overseas markets

According to industry sources, following the United States announced after the preliminary countervailing duties imposed on Chinese products, Japan and Korea for solar manufacturers have been trying to to the United States market to manufacture PV modules. In addition, in order to further explore the market outside of Europe, solar manufacturers have Japan and South Korea will purchase photovoltaic cells (PV modules) and a Taiwan area solar companies opened negotiations.

According to the Japanese and Korean manufacturers expect imposed preliminary anti-dumping tariffs will drive the United States PV module prices. Manufacturers plan to use internal capacity manufacture PV modules, and exported to United States markets. However, industry insiders pointed out that, in non-Western markets, Japanese and Korean manufacturers could not cost Taiwan enterprises will compete.

According to industry sources, the second quarter of 2014, SamsungC&TTaiwan SamsungC&T Taiwan branch has begun in Taiwan markets crystal silicon and conductive pastes, as well as of parts and material suitable for the manufacture of solar cells and modules.

Insiders claim that SamsungC&TTaiwan vast majority of OEMs for mainland China in the production of monocrystalline silicon solar silicon wafer model and its conductive paste from Korea CheilIndustries manufacturing. SamsungSDI and CheilIndustries just before the merger. Photovoltaic pastes have been part of the enterprise Taiwan solar cell makers test, is likely to launch solar aluminum paste.

In addition, 2014, fourth quarter, SamsungFineChemicals with United States SMP SunEdison polysilicon joint venture will start the fluidized bed reactor (FBR) technology polysilicon production, and it is possible to pass SamsungC&TTaiwan to the Taiwan market.

Progress of the project

In Korea the Government policy of PV “rescue” support, and to actively explore overseas markets, Korea photovoltaic industry has begun to gradually return to normal track.

In August this year, private enterprises in Heilongjiang province, China Jin Yue groups in Korea to invest 300 million Yuan construction of the Jinshan solar photovoltaic power station was officially opened, power station installed capacity of 17.5MW. It is understood that the power station is the first Chinese enterprise in Korea the largest investment in new energy projects, is Korea present v big solar power stations. The project in April this year in Korea luonandaoxin gun covers an area of 330,000 square meters of Jinshan the solar PV power station construction, in June network trial operation, created the Korea solar speed record. 80% technology of electromagnetic components and devices in the project from the domestic engineering design, Korea Association of integrated technical, contractor for Korea’s most credible corporate KT Corporation, financiers for Korea solar KB the strongest assets of the Fund to run a club. The plant with annual output about 26.83 million degrees, annual production value of 7 billion won (some 40 million yuan), designed to run for 25 years. Average generation time of 4.2 hours a day, power can be incorporated into Korea national grid, the annual saving coal-fired 8000 tons, reduce soot emissions to 107 tons.

July 2014, chint in Korea Xishan 9MW monomer plant smooth network operation successful, stable operation of the current system, successfully passed the power authority and acceptance.

An annual output of 1 MW solar project may sound small, but it represents the effort of trying to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula. In May 2014, installed in a North Korean border city of Kaesong industrial zone from Korea’s plans for solar panels to be put into practice, Yonhap described this as a “symbol of inter-Korean economic cooperation only”. This Korea technology and capital with North Korea’s cheap labor combining factory campuses will be able to output 1MW of electricity, its final output, coupled with wind power and other renewable energy up to 20MW. Korea unification Ministry official, who asked not to be named said the project is “green relaxation” part of, through cooperation on environmental projects, easing tensions on the Korean peninsula. For the so-called nuclear test in North Korea, tensions on the peninsula is brewing.

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