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China: “Now we should concentrate on technological progress and new applications in industry and agriculture”

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 28, 2016
CSTIF AssemblyLast year’s decline in the Chinese solar thermal market was greater than expected: Statements by the Chinese Solar Thermal Industry Federation during the annual assembly in Suzhou, Jiangsu, in November 2015, indicated that around 43.5 million m² had been newly installed in 2015 – 17 % less than in the previous year. Back in October 2015, solar thermal analyst Hongzhi Cheng expected the market only to drop to 50 million m². The figures gathered by Cheng and his Sun’s Vision team for 2014 had totalled 52.4 million m², which is also a reduction by 18 % compared to the year prior. 
Photos (2): CSTIF
 

China: Association Assembly Titled “Keep the faith in reform and innovation”

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on December 30, 2014
CSTIFChina is not only number one in installed solar thermal power worldwide, but it is also the country quickest to publish the results of current market statistics. Hundreds of industry stakeholders met in the city of Linyi, Shandong province, on 18 and 19 December 2014 to discuss the currently difficult market situation for solar heating and cooling during the annual assembly of the Chinese Solar Thermal Industry Federation (CSTIF). According to the annual market statistics published by The Sun´s Vision from Dezhou, Shandong, newly installed collector area was down by 18 %, from 63.6 million m² (44.5 GWth) in 2013 to 52.4 million m² (36.7 GWth) in 2014. Hongzhi Cheng, Head of Sun´s Vision and Vice President of CSTIF, expects market volume to drop only slightly in 2015, down to 50 million m² (35 GWth). This year’s USD 300 million of export volume was the same as in 2013. 
Photo: CSTIF
 

China: 2013 Market Statistics and Trends

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on January 6, 2014
In cooperation with the China Association of Rural Energy Industry (CAREI), the China Solar Thermal Industry Federation (CSTIF) held its annual meeting in Zhuhai, a city in Guangdong Province, on 6 and 7 December. The annual meeting is a two-day conference during which industry representatives talk about market and technology development. One of the key speakers was Zhentao Luo, former Chairman of CSTIF, who presented the 2013 market statistics. According to the preliminary CSTIF data, the newly installed collector area was 66 million m² (46.2 GWth), which means an increase of only 3.3%. The share of replaced collector area was 47 %, so that the total installed collector area increased to 310 million m² (217 GWth).
Photo: CSTIF
 

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

Three out of a dozen: Solar Thermal Fairs in China

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 9, 2009

fair in Zhengzhou One of many regional fairs in China: the outdoor exhibition space in Zhengzhou, a city in Henan province
Photo: Sven Tetzlaff

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