China’s manufacturing presents assist for world vitality transformation

China's manufacturing offers support for global energy transformation

With a total output of 418 kilowatts, a rooftop power plant in Indonesia converts solar power into electricity for the energy consumption of a water bottle factory below.

The inverters, one of the key components of the power plant, come from the Chinese company Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd. from Hefei, the capital of east China’s Anhui Province.

As one of the participants in the fourth World Manufacturing Convention, which took place in Hefei from November 19 to 22, Sungrow is one of the Chinese manufacturers who play an essential role in promoting the energy transition around the world.

“We have set up offices in 20 countries and regions. Our products have been exported to 150 countries and regions. As of June this year, over 182 GW of inverter equipment had been installed worldwide, ”said Xu Yiguo, Sungrow senior manager.

China is the largest producer of key clean energy technologies such as solar panels and EV batteries, according to a report by the International Energy Association (IEA) earlier this year. It houses 70 percent of the world’s electric vehicle battery production capacity, and its solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity expansions have surpassed any other country’s.

Another participant in the World Manufacturing Convention, battery cell maker Gotion High-tech Co., Ltd., brought their latest lithium batteries and energy storage devices.

“As key components of new energy vehicles, our batteries have been exported to many countries including the UK, India and the Netherlands,” said Zhang Yang, a senior marketing officer at Gotion High-tech, adding that their overseas income reached 168 million Yuan (about $ 26 million) in the first half of this year, an increase of 102 percent over last year.

In order to ensure a stable supply of the world market, according to Zhang, the company has built up a complete industrial chain from lithium ores to battery recycling.

Achieving CO2 neutrality and promoting the energy transition depend on a significant acceleration in innovation in the field of clean energy.

China is emerging as a global leader in clean energy innovation: Public spending on research and development (R&D) in low-carbon energy has increased 70 percent in China since 2015, the IEA report.

“We have innovated the technology and have registered over 3,100 patents to date. The cost of PV power is falling thanks to innovation and is even lower than thermal power in some countries, which is promoting the installation of PV systems around the world, ”said Xu Yiguo from Sungrow.

Gotion High-Tech has also invested heavily in research and development. “We have set up six R&D platforms around the world and cooperate with renowned universities to promote R&D personnel. In 2020, the R&D investment was 696 million yuan, ”said Zhang.

In addition to exporting products, Gotion High-tech also worked with an Indian vehicle manufacturer to build a battery factory in India and establish a new energy production base in Europe.

“We not only want to present our products, but also our technology in other countries, which is also an important way to accelerate the global energy transition,” said Zhang.


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