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China Targets 500 GW Distributed RE By 2025 & More From Trina Solar, TZE, GCL, Holysun, Baotou Xuyang, NEA, China Huaneng

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China plans to expand its distributed renewable energy capacity to 500 GW by 2025. (Illustrative photo; Photo Credit: Esbobeldijk/

China targets 500 GW distributed renewable energy by 2025; TZE’s new TOPCon shingled module; Trina Solar’s Australia market outlook; GCL and Holysun to build joint production base; Baotou Xuyang’s EIA for ingot & wafer plant approved; China Huaneng releases module bid results.

China targets 500 GW of distributed renewable energy by 2025: According to the new guidelines from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the National Energy Administration (NEA), China plans to expand its distributed renewable energy capacity to 500 GW by 2025. This expansion will need to accommodate approximately 12 million charging piles. The guidelines call for a rational allocation of new types of energy storage according to the operational needs of distributed new energy or through a shared model to build distributed intelligent grids that meet the requirements for large-scale development and local consumption of distributed new energy. They also propose promoting long-duration energy storage, hydrogen energy storage, and thermal (cold) energy storage technologies.

Trina Solar provides Australia market outlook: In the lead-up to Smart Energy Expo 2024 in Australia, Trina Solar has provided its market outlook for the country. The Australian market’s installed solar capacity grew 12.5% to 34.2 GW in 2023, while its utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) capacity is projected to double to 1.9 GW in 2024. The company says that it wants to serve as a single source of procurement in the growing Australian market. It says it will help ‘streamline processes, allowing for faster delivery and unified after-sales service.’

Trina Solar cites 2 projects as examples of its commitment to being a total solutions provider in the Australian market. The 1.35 MW Goulburn Community Farm in New South Wales integrates Trina Solar’s Vertex N bifacial modules, TrinaTracker Fix Origin fixed-tilt racking, and the TrinaStorage Elementa 2.2MWh BESS.

Secondly, it cites its involvement in establishing Australia’s first tracker testbed at the Hills Educational Foundation near Brisbane. The project aims to determine the performance of a modern solar farm, which uses its Vertex DEG19 bifacial modules on single-axis Vanguard 2P trackers, against the performance of an 8-year-old solar farm that uses older modules and trackers. The insights gained from this testbed will help determine when it is economically viable to replace older solar farms with new ones.

Recently, TrinaTracker won a 200 MW order from China Energy Construction Group (see China Solar PV News Snippets).

Trina Solar will be exhibiting at Booth 64 at the Smart Energy Expo 2024, to be held in Sydney on March 6 and 7, 2024.

TZE launches new TOPCon shingled module with 23.1% peak efficiency: TCL Zhonghuan Renewable Energy (TZE) has released a new solar module for the distributed market. The M10-80P module is based on TOPCon cell and shingled technology, with dimensions of 2465 x 1134 mm and a maximum power output of 645 W, achieving a peak efficiency of 23.1%. TZE claims that this module, compared to the 2278 x 1134 mm model products, reduces BOS costs by 2.5%. Additionally, unlike the conventional mid-output design of modules, the innovative circuit design with short-side output can place the cables in the cable trough during the system design process, making the cables safer and addressing the difficulty of maintenance in distributed projects.

GCL and Holysun Electronics to jointly build a production base: HOLYSUN ELECTRONICS and GCL have signed an agreement to jointly build a production base and further deepen their strategic cooperation. Relying on GCL’s 60 GW photovoltaic module production capacity supporting procurement needs, the 1st phase will build a 100-acre production base in Sihui with an annual output of 50 million units of photovoltaic junction boxes, charging pile connectors, etc.

Baotou Xuyang Silicon’s EIA for 40 GW ingot and wafer plant approved: The Baotou Municipal Ecological Environment Bureau has approved the environmental impact assessment (EIA) document for Baotou Xuyang Silicon’s polysilicon ingot and wafer plant. According to the document, the plant will have a capacity of 40 GW of monocrystalline silicon ingots and wafers, located in Tumote Right Banner. To be constructed in 3 phases, the company plans to have an annual capacity of 10 GW for ingots in the 1st phase, 10 GW of ingots and 20 GW of wafers in the 2nd phase, and 20 GW each of ingots and wafers in the 3rd phase.

China Huaneng releases results for 10 GW module tender: China Huaneng Group has released the winners for its 10 GW module procurement tender. Bids from 8 companies were shortlisted, including JinkoSolar, JA Solar, LONGi Green Energy, Tongwei, and GCL Integrated, Risen, Huasun. The tender was held under 3 sections, with an average bid price of RMB 0.842 /W for bid section 1, RMB 0.887 /W for section 2, and RMB 1.07 /W for section 3. was. Huayao Optoelectronics quoted the lowest price of RMB 0.83 /W, with LONGi quoting the highest price of RMB 1.12 /W.

Last month, the China Huaneng-led IEC TS 82-2212 international standard proposal for PV modules and materials was approved (see China Solar PV News Snippets).

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