EU PV first published details of the recovery plan

Polaris solar PV net news: recently, the joint research centre of the European Union held a “scientific and technological support of the European photovoltaic sector” seminar, planning for the first time in the “MW-class Advanced photovoltaic manufacturing plant” (X-GWp) some of the details.


By bringing together top research institutions to research advantages and leading manufacturer of industrial capacity, establish a MW class high efficiency (22%-25%) n-type crystal silicon HIT solar cells and component manufacturers, using economies of scale to accelerate and facilitate advanced industrialization of high efficiency and low-cost technologies, to stimulate the European PV industry regain competitiveness ahead.

Core content

X-GWp plan will be achieved through the combination of advance from the European Photovoltaic Industry Development-manufacturing process-products-business models the whole value chain innovation, the core is the new high-rate (22%-25%) HIT the battery (N-type Silicon + a-Si films) scale mass production of advanced technology, combined with ultra thin wafer of diamond wire saw slicing and gate wire connection of wisdom and other advanced manufacturing processes. Manufacture of photovoltaic components will include high efficiency, low temperature coefficient, good low light sensitivity, low decay rates, two-sided design and a 40-year long life expectancy. Eye Volt components market homogenization serious competition cases, Europe intends to high-performance and low-cost technologies for PV industry in diversity competition to create new growth opportunities.

X-GWp plans is divided into two a stage: first stage about needed investment 50 million euro (investment party basic determine), in 2015 years construction capacity 90MW/years of industrial model line; second stage about needed investment 500 million euro (investment party is negotiations in the), to 2017 years construction capacity 1000MW of manufacturing factory (may is two a site, the 500MW), and in zhihou will this mass factory fast expansion.

X-GWp plan expected by 2018, production of PV modules levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) reached 5-8 euro cents per kWh, goal to compete with traditional fossil fuels. X-GWp plans are currently fighting for policies at EU level to support and finance the pipeline, Germany already include this plan in to 315 billion euro of the European Union and Europe’s economy investment planning provision option in the project directory.


European PV industry since 2008 yilai by macroeconomic recession and electric price subsidies policy changes of effect very obviously, again plus Asia PV products of low price impact, makes European large PV manufacturer bankruptcy, PV industry into trough, European manufacturing PV component in global by accounted for share from 2008 of 25% fell to 2013 of 9%, world Qian 10 name PV component manufacturer no 1 home is European enterprise; and global maximum market of status also in 2013 was China replaced. Although still in a leading position in advanced technology research and development in Europe, but in the manufacturing sector but failed to achieve the technological advantages into market ability, which cannot compete with Asian photovoltaic manufacturers in terms of cost, so building a MW class high efficiency solar cells and component manufacturer, a comprehensive X-GWp plan for advanced manufacturing economies of scale come into being.

Development trend of Advanced photovoltaic technology

The global PV industry is still in the start-up period, will remain for quite a long time in the future more technical routes parallel development, the current market structure is accounted for more than 90% of crystalline silicon solar cells, thin-film battery is less than 10%. Various technical courses common trend is to achieve efficiency and high stability, low cost technology industrialization. In the more mature field of crystalline silicon solar cells, rely on technology, material preparation and improvement of cell structure of production efficiency in excess of 20% high performance batteries is one of the PV manufacturing industry trends.

Technology development will focus on the selective emitter; PERC; local proliferation of BSF technology; n-type single-crystal silicon cell positive electrodes block back contact cell designs-free new anti reflective surface and light trapping scheme. Thin film solar cells compared with amorphous silicon solar cell, solar energy conversion efficiency, production, stability, material substitution improvements in terms of space and high efficient thin-film battery technology breakthrough is expected to make its PV manufacturing industry in the future development of HotSpot. Organic and dye-sensitized, perovskite, low weinami such new concepts as frontiers of solar cell technology is still in the laboratory stage of research and development on new principles, new materials and new processes to achieve a breakthrough, will have a transformative impact on the potential for the photovoltaic industry.

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