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China: Export Duties Push Up Vacuum Tube Prices

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 16, 2014
Vacuum tubesWhoever is purchasing vacuum tube collectors from China these days can certainly not complain about getting contradictory information: There are those suppliers which are already charging their clients 17 % more for vacuum tubes because of altered export taxation, whereas others sell their vacuum tubes at the same price as they did in the past. The notable price differences result from a decision by some Chinese provinces to change their HS code for vacuum tubes. The tubes used to be under HS code 84199010, as a part of solar water heaters, and as such, they were exempt from export duty. For example, the authority in Zhejiang province changed the classification to HS code 7020009990 for glassware, which stipulates a 17 % export duty. 
Photo: Bärbel Epp

China: 500 Participants at Annual CSTIF Meeting

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on January 2, 2013

The annual conference of the China Solar Thermal Industry Federation (CSTIF), which took place in Beijing in the middle of December, attracted more than 500 participants from the Chinese solar thermal industry. For two and a half days, the stakeholders met in the Beijing International Convention Center to discuss market and technology aspects of their industry in plenary sessions and working groups. CSTIF had set up the meeting together with two other organisations: the China Energy Consumption Association (CMCA) and the solar thermal committee of the China Association of Rural Energy Industry (CAREI). The photo shows the opening session on Saturday morning, 15 December.
Photo: Yaping Zhang

China: More than 50,000 Solar Shops

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 12, 2012

 Solar Shops in China The Chinese solar thermal industry has set up a highly organised distribution network based on more than 50,000 solar shops all around the country. The market researchers of the Sun´s Vision, located in Dezhou, estimate that around 20,000 of these shops are franchise businesses, which deal in one brand only. They belong to one of the top four collector manufacturers Himin Solar, Sunrain Group, Sangle Solar or Linuo Paradigma. The photo shows a franchise partner shop of Linuo Paradigma (left) and Sangle (right) in the city of Jinan, Shandong province. Most shops, however, sell more than one brand of solar energy equipment.
Photos: Bärbel Epp

China: Utopia Garden Sets New Standard for Architectural Integration

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 10, 2012

 Utopia Garden The solar installations above the apartment blocks of the “Utopia Garden” Project in the Chinese city of Dezhou attract attention even from a distance. The 504 vacuum tube collectors have been placed horizontally in a massive metal casing that has the form of a wave and covers the entire roof of the building. The solar fields with a gross collector area of around 1,400 m² consist of pressurised heat-pipe vacuum tubes, which harness the sun on the roof and feed it into a central heating and cooling system that runs through the entire building complex.
Photo: Himin Solar

China: Huang Ming receives Right Livelihood Award

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 13, 2011

 Huang Ming, founder and President of HiminAt the end of September 2011, the founder and President of Himin Solar Energy, one of the largest solar thermal manufacturers in China was honoured with the Right Livelihood Award. The Swedish Right Livelihood Award Foundation praised Huang Ming “for his outstanding success in the development and mass-deployment of cutting-edge technologies for harnessing solar energy”. According to the International Energy Agency's Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC), this is the first time a Right Livelihood Award goes to China. The photo shows Ming presenting the huge solar installation above the roof of International Exhibition Centre in Dezhou, Shandong province, which hosted the 4th International Solar Cities Congress in September 2010.
Photo: Sven Tetzlaff

Indian-Chinese Joint-Venture produces Polymer Tanks in India

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 11, 2011

 (from right to left): Surendra Kumar, Nuetech, David Zhang, Himin, Tygamundlu Anant, Nuetech, and Li Qianjin, Himin” Indian collector manufacturer Nuetech Solar Pvt Ltd and Chinese solar system manufacturer Himin Solar Co. Ltd have signed a purchase agreement for polymers tanks, called NANO, on 18 February (from right to left): Surendra Kumar, Managing Director of Nuetech Solar, David Zhang, International Business Development Manager at Himin, Tygamundlu Anant, CEO of Nuetech Solar and Li Qianjin, Regional Manager, International Business Department at Himin.
Photo: Nuetech

China: Micoe celebrates 10th Anniversary with 5,000 Guests

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 8, 2011

 10-year anniversary of solar water heater manufacturer Micoe Solar Energy” The 10-year anniversary of solar water heater manufacturer Micoe Solar Energy in China was accompanied by major news and events: The manufacturer, founded 2000 in Beijing, opened a new factory in the city of Luoyang in Henan province, at which it produces vacuum tubes with a new absorber coating. And, according to a recent household survey, Micoe is the second most popular solar brand in China.
Photo: Micoe

Himin: Automating Production in Dezhou's Solar Valley

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 18, 2009

glass tube coating line at Himin” Himin's large scale production in China: The company is now running two entirely automated production lines  for vacuum tubes. The photo above shows the evacuation line. Photo: Himin

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