Nowadays, the installed scale of photovoltaic power generation in China is constantly expanding rapidly. In the first half of this year alone, the newly installed capacity reached 78.42 million kilowatts, and the cumulative installed capacity has exceeded
470 million kilowatts. At the same time, the output of photovoltaic power generation is also constantly increasing, and the level of consumption and utilization remains relatively high. In the first half of the year, the total amount of photovoltaic
power generation in China exceeded 260 billion kilowatt hours, a year-on-year increase of about 30%, and the average utilization rate was as high as 98%.
However, with the continuous breakthroughs in technology and application fields,
China's photovoltaic industry has entered a new realm. However, at the same time, the high proportion of photovoltaic energy access has also brought new challenges to the photovoltaic industry. Many industry experts unanimously believe that actively
exploring new photovoltaic utilization models will become a top priority for the future development of the photovoltaic industry.
Looking ahead to the future, Wang Shijiang, Secretary General of the China Photovoltaic Industry Association,
emphasized that "after decades of development, the photovoltaic industry has become one of the few industries in China with international competitive advantages, achieving end-to-end autonomy and controllability, and is expected to become a model
of high-quality development, playing a crucial role in promoting China's energy transformation.
In terms of the industry itself, in the first half of 2023, the production growth rate of China's main links such as polycrystalline silicon,
silicon wafers, battery cells, and components exceeded 60%; In terms of international trade, in 2022, China's export value of photovoltaic products exceeded 50 billion US dollars, and in the first half of this year, it reached 29 billion US dollars,
a year-on-year increase of 13%, which has become one of the 'new three treasures' of exports; From the perspective of market application, in 2022, China ranked first in the world's newly added photovoltaic installed capacity for ten consecutive
years. In the first half of this year, the newly added installed capacity exceeded 78 million kilowatts, with a year-on-year growth of 154%.
In the eyes of experts, the photovoltaic industry has made significant achievements, especially
in the context of addressing the "dual carbon" goals, and the prospects for the photovoltaic industry are bright. According to data from the China Meteorological Administration, the total amount of photovoltaic resources in China is about 130
billion kilowatts, and the exploitable amount of technology exceeds 40 billion kilowatts, providing a strong foundation for ensuring the intrinsic safety of energy. Increasing the development and utilization of new energy, promoting the proportion
of new energy in various fields, and enhancing the substitute role of new energy for oil and natural gas have become the only way to ensure China's energy security.
However, the rapid development of the photovoltaic industry has also brought
unprecedented challenges. Under the traditional energy power system structure, primary energy needs to be converted into electrical energy and connected to the grid. However, due to the lack of large-scale and economically practical energy storage
technology, the power system must always maintain a supply-demand balance, which poses a fundamental challenge to the highly uncertain utilization of renewable energy.
Fully utilizing energy storage technology will become the key to achieving
the utilization of renewable energy. Energy storage technology helps to achieve real-time balance between supply and demand in energy systems, solve problems such as wind power, optoelectronics, and hydropower caused by the uncertainty of renewable
energy, and achieve maximum utilization of renewable energy.
The new power system led by new energy has proposed a new direction for the development of China's power system, and the distribution network, as one of its links, involves residential
users and safely transmits electricity to thousands of households, which is of great importance
The new power system led by new energy has proposed a new direction for the development of China's power system, and the distribution network,
as one of its links, involves residential users and safely transmits electricity to thousands of households, playing an important infrastructure role.
In the new context, the role of the distribution system is also undergoing significant
changes. In the future, the development of the distribution network will take on more responsibilities. It is not only a supporting platform for supporting the consumption of renewable energy, but also needs to cope with the access to a large
amount of diverse information such as hundreds of millions of electricity meter measurement data. At the same time, the distribution network also needs to become a platform for multi-stakeholder participation, as well as a service platform for
electrified transportation. Therefore, in order to meet the development needs of future distribution systems, improvements need to be made on the existing basis to meet new characteristics such as low-carbon, distributed, decentralized, and digital.
In the face of future challenges, multiple experts emphasized the need to accelerate the pace of technological innovation and promote high-quality development of the photovoltaic industry through innovative utilization models.
future, it is necessary to further promote the transformation of the photovoltaic industry towards intelligence, greenery, and high-end, and fully leverage the advantages of new energy. Create green and low-carbon photovoltaic products, promote
industrial upgrading through technological innovation, and accelerate the development of battery technology and other fields. At the same time, it is also necessary to actively promote the deep integration of photovoltaics with other industries,
and apply photovoltaics to multiple fields such as construction, transportation, agriculture, animal husbandry, and desert management to achieve diversified applications.
A green energy power system is imperative, and economically practical
energy storage technology is the key to achieving the utilization of renewable energy. By combining hydrogen energy with renewable energy, real-time balance between supply and demand in the energy system can be achieved, solving the uncertainty
problem of renewable energy, and constructing a replicable distributed zero carbon energy system. This distributed zero carbon intelligent energy system supported by hydrogen energy will profoundly change the energy structure, provide zero carbon
energy for future distributed data centers, high-speed communication stations, and contribute to the green, distributed, and market-oriented energy revolution.
In summary, the photovoltaic industry has made significant progress in China,
but it also faces new challenges. Through technological innovation and innovative utilization models, China is expected to promote high-quality development of the photovoltaic industry and contribute to the sustainable utilization of renewable