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Analysis on the development and policy of solar PV power in China


  • Zhang, Sufang
  • He, Yongxiu


China's PV industry has developed rapidly in recent years due to the dramatic demand from the world market. In contrast, until 2010 China's domestic PV market has been very small due to lack of sufficient incentives in the country to promote domestic PV deployment. However, since early 2009 many incentives have been implemented in China. The paper makes an analysis on China's solar PV incentive policies, particularly the national FIT scheme. Policy recommendations are made with regard to the promotion of the domestic solar PV market, including the construction of an effective national FIT scheme, the imposition of renewable portfolio system as well as the establishment of sound technical and administration standards for the grid-connection of PV systems. The paper contributes to the academic literature over China's solar PV power policy.

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  • Zhang, Sufang & He, Yongxiu, 2013. "Analysis on the development and policy of solar PV power in China," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 21(C), pages 393-401.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:21:y:2013:i:c:p:393-401
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2013.01.002

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