Li Hejun PV ambitions

Polaris solar PV net news: in the field of thin-film photovoltaic solar energy, he and Li Hejun hanergy holding Group (hereinafter the “Han”) has almost become synonymous with the emerging industry.

In 1994, when creating a Han Li Hejun, it is just a clean energy-focused private equity investment company. Later, Li Hejun investment in hydropower station dig into the huge amounts of money. This area laid the Foundation for its March 2009 in a film.

After having entered the field of thin-film photovoltaic, he and Li Hejun who in just two years to build the 9 major PV base. By the beginning of 2013, announced Li Hejun, thin-film photovoltaic total capacity up to 3GW of Hina.

To build a base at the same time, Li Hejun, through mergers and acquisitions, technology was completed in the quickest manner. The past two years, who have bought Germany Solibro, and United States companies with thin-film cutting-edge technology such as MiaSol é.

Water started

In fact, who is from hydropower stations and fortune. In 1991, Li Hejun, from one of his teachers at the University borrowed 50,000 yuan began to jump into startup.

Then, like many businessmen in China at that time, Li Hejun “does nothing”, from the railway transport, mining, FRY real estate, selling toys, selling mineral water. By the end of 1994, he has accumulated 7, capital of 80 million Yuan.

After the completion of the primitive accumulation, Li Hejun began to consider the next phase of development. At the suggestion of an old classmate, Li Hejun decided to buy hydroelectric power station.

Since then, Li Hejun began looking for hydropower resources in the country. His first power station built in his hometown of Heyuan – last initial installed capacity of 1500-kilowatt of small hydropower station of Dongjiang River, spent more than 10 million Yuan.

Last century 90 ‘s era coincided with development of small hydropower stations in China. Less than 10 years, tens of thousands of small hydropower stations built on the rivers across the country, most of which are privately-owned hydroelectric power. There is no doubt that Li Hejun jumped at the opportunity.

Acquired after the first power station, Li Hejun also bought several hydropower stations, from jiwanqian Watts to hundreds of thousands of megawatts of installed capacity. But it truly was touched by Li Hejun is a study in 2002 in Yunnan.

After the visit, Li Hejun decided to bet on the jinsha River hydropower station, Yunnan province signed 6 of 8 hydroelectric, total installed capacity of 2, 300duowanqianwa, more than the three gorges hydropower station.

Hina finally got on the jinsha River, “a grade” one of the best resources in hydropower, that is 3 million-kilowatt of the total installed capacity of jinanqiao hydropower station.

8 years since then, Li Hejun almost all the energy spent on jinanqiao hydropower station, a total investment of over 20 billion yuan. In March 2011, the 2.4 million-kilowatt unit one of jinanqiao hydropower station power generation.

Success of jinanqiao hydropower station power generation also means that Chinese will have a steady flow of funds in the future. At present, the group total over 6 GW of installed capacity of hydro-electric projects and interests.

Introduction of the Han dynasty, Jin an Qiao hydroelectric power station net cash flow of more than 10 million Yuan a day, “if we go at a lot of 20,000 yuan per kW of installed capacity of hydropower stations to count, 60 billion yuan worth of jinanqiao hydropower station. ”

Tree of jinanqiao “milch cows” that made Li Hejun emboldened in the film road to development.

Deep films

After completing jinanqiao this million-kilowatt hydropower station, Li Hejun started thinking about who the next direction.

In fact, in the beginning, Li Hejun expectaions of PV. In 2006, when solar power cost about 3 dollars per unit.

In his view, photovoltaic power generation costs are so high and not competitive. In addition, according to some forecasts, photovoltaic electricity cost from 3 down to 1 Yuan, about 30 years; from 1 Yuan to 0.5 Yuan, needs for 50 years.

But in reality Li Hejun later changed their minds. From 2006 to 2009, only 3 years, photovoltaic electricity costs were reduced from 3 to 1.

In formal before entering the PV field, Li Hejun also tried to enter the field of wind energy. Up to now, Chinese experts also have a total installed capacity of 131 MW of wind power.

But industry not only has to compete for the good wind resources of wind power plants, also face the challenge of desert wind power, may be facing a loss at any time.

Eventually, Li Hejun decided to focus on the PV. But what’s surprising is, Li Hejun, and no access to technology, markets are more mature silicon technology, but higher technical difficulty and need more on thin-film technology.

In 2009, this is considered the Chinese year of transformation and upgrading. At that time, Li Hejun throws a huge development projects, namely two years launched 2GW thin film production, first in the world.

At that time, is unique in the field of photovoltaic film gains global United States first solar (FirstSolar), just reaching 1GW capacity and has developed more than 10 years.

Since then, Li Hejun every publicly will vigorously promote the thin-film technology. Li Hejun’s rhetoric, as he ushered in a lot of controversy.

However, Li Hejun didn’t care about these questions. Hina in the ensuing two years, successfully layout of 9 major PV manufacturing base, each base of the initial design capacity of 250MW.

In addition to building base, Li Hejun is also working to improve the industry chain, from upstream of photovoltaic cells and modules production line equipment, to the middle cell, module production and application of downstream PV products.

In 2011, the Li Hejun, working through the capital market became thin film silicon solar manufacturers listed in Hong Kong Platinum solar energy (HK00566), the actual control, and straight into the upstream equipment manufacturing. In October this year, the company officially changed its name to “Chinese film generation” Hina explanation for this, “said Hina film generation” to better reflect the company’s focus on thin-film technology, fully reflect the company’s current and future business development. As of December of this year, Chinese films the generation value above HK $ billions as the world’s top PV companies by market capitalisation.

Who has this year met with IKEA, Tesla, Formula-E, Aston Martin, beautiful home in different enterprises in the field of cross-border cooperation, flexible thin-film technology applied in cars, tents, backpacks, cell phones, or even on the clothes, so that film really into millions of households.

At the same time improve the industrial chain, Li Hejun, through continuous acquisitions strengthen who’s technical accumulation. In the last two years, who has acquired four foreign companies.

This four home company respectively is Germany of suoliboer company (Solibro), and United States of Mir by Le company (MiaSol é) and global Sun energy company (GlobalSolarEnergy), they of common features is has film field most hot of Copper Indium Gallium se technology (CIGS), also also has focused Yu efficient arsenic of gallium (GaAs) flexible film power technology of United States o, tower equipment company (AltaDevices), in past two years, The company named world’s oldest technology business magazine, MITTechnologyReview (Massachusetts Institute of technology) “the world’s most disruptive innovations” award.

The next step, Li Hejun’s goal is to build a gigawatt level localization of production of Copper-Indium-Gallium-selenium product line, while the long-term goal is that by 2020 to build 2 Fortune 500 companies.

For this goal, is still questioning continued. But among the many voices of doubt, he and Li Hejun who has been in the field of thin-film photovoltaic deep.

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