Tuesday, December 23, 2008

CCID Consulting: Review and Forecast on China's Solar Cell Industry

BEIJING, Dec.23 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- CCID Consulting, China's leadingresearch, consulting and IT outsourcing service provider, and the firstChinese consulting firm listed in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Stock Exchange:HK08235), recently released its article on China's solar cell industry.

Affected by global financial crisis in 2008, the global economy is going through a difficult winter. China's solar cell industry has been enjoying a period of stable and rapid growth in recent years, which is likely to be slowed under the current economic environment. However, China's solar cell industry still attracts manufacturers' and investors' attention in 2008. The output of China's solar cell industry in 2008 is expected to break through 2000MW. Compared with 2007, China's solar cell industry maintains a rapid development pace.
Figure: China's Solar Cell Output, 2005-2008
Source: CCID Consulting, Dec.2008
CCID Consulting forecasts that in 2009, with demands for renewable, clean and security energies increasing, innovations in thin film techniques and falling costs, China's solar cell industry will undergo a restructure period in its industry chain. The new application of thin film solar cell and other power supply will appear.
Governmental Support Brings Opportunities to the Solar Cell Industry
The promulgation and implementation of China's Renewable Energy Law will allow the size of China's photovoltaic industry to expand in the next two years; China's solar cell industry will become gradually mature. Among the 4 trillion Yuan the nation promised to invest to boost economic growth, energy-saving, environmental protection and new energy industries will be playing important roles, that these investment will drive the rapid development of the solar cell industry.
Thin Film Technology Under Spotlight
Among amorphous silicon photovoltaic cell technologies, thin film solar cell technology is considered to be most suitable for large scale industrialization. In next two years, thin film technical progress and conversion rate's improvement will gradually highlight thin film solar cell's cost advantage. Restricted by silicon materials, major manufacturers have transferred to invest in thin film. In 2009, this trend will be more obvious. With major manufacturers' thin film technical successive investment and production, despite that thin film technology cannot completely replace crystalline silicon technology in the short term, based on its cost advantage, its market share will increase rapidly.
Industry Chain Faces Local Adjustment
Solar power generation (photovoltaic generation) industry chain includes upstream polysilicon production, midstream silicon cutting and solar cell production and downstream solar cell components production. More and more enterprises will focus on the midstream and downstream. Upstream manufacturers and VC will enlarge their investment in silicon cutting and solar cell production. Industrial integration trend will strengthen.
Demands in China's Domestic Market to Surge Next Year
In the short term, China's solar cell industry will still need to rely heavily on silicon raw materials and terminal market. More than 90% of polysilicon, main raw material of solar battery depends on import and more than 90% terminal products rely on export. Demands on domestic solar battery market are to be lifted.
Solar battery products will be more popular, getting along with environment protection and energy saving policies. Mobile solar battery will appear in the market due to energy saving, 3G, uniform mobile phone charging interface, and other policies.
About CCID Consulting
CCID Consulting Co., Ltd. (hereinafter known as CCID Consulting), the first Chinese consulting firm listed in the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange (GEM) of Hong Kong (stock code: 8235.HK), is directly affiliated with China Center for Information Industry Development (hereinafter known as CCID Group). Headquartered in Beijing, CCID Consulting has so far set up branch offices in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Chengdu, with over 300 professional consultants after many years of development. The company's business scope has covered over 200 large and medium-sized cities in China.
Based on major areas of competitiveness: industrial resources, information technology and data channels, CCID Consulting provides customers with public policy establishment, industry competitiveness upgrading, development strategy and planning, marketing strategy and research, HR management, IT programming and management. CCID Consulting's customers range from industrial users in electronics, telecommunications, energy, finance, automobile, to government departments at all levels and diversified industrial parks. CCID Consulting commits itself to becoming the No. 1 advisor for enterprise management, the No.1 consultancy for government decisions and the No. 1 brand for informatization consulting.

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