In Shuangtan Lake, Dalong Town, Dangtu County, Ma’anshan City, Anhui Province, rows of blue photovoltaic panels shine under the warm winter sun. This “fishing and light complementary” photovoltaic power station covers an area of about 1,200 acres. The annual power generation can reach 400 million kilowatt-hours, and “a beam of light” lights up the lights of thousands of households.
Egrets are flying in the Shuangtan Lake “Fishing and Lighting Complementary” photovoltaic power station in Dalong Town, Dangtu County, Ma’anshan City. (Photo by Wang Qiang)
According to State Grid Anhui Electric Power Co., Ltd., in the first three quarters, Anhui Province’s photovoltaic power generation reached 20.154 billion kilowatt hours, a year-on-year increase of 25.58%. Behind this, the advanced photovoltaic and new energy storage industries that are growing rapidly provide important support.
In the production workshop of Chuzhou Jietai New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. located in the new functional area of Dingshan-Chahe Interprovincial Adjacent Area, Lai’an County, Chuzhou City, Anhui Province, the intelligent manufacturing production line is operating in an orderly manner, and driverless cars shuttle and transport solar energy that has just come off the production line. Cell. “The total investment in the project is 12.6 billion yuan, and it mainly produces large-size monocrystalline N-type TOPCon solar cells.” Ouyang Jianbo, manager of the public relations department of Chuzhou Jietai New Energy Technology Co., Ltd., said that the production line is now at full capacity and can produce 6.2 million cells every day. The annual sales of solar cells are expected to exceed 12 billion yuan.
In the production workshop of Chuzhou Jietai New Energy Technology Co., Ltd., workers are busy on the production line. (Photo by Lu Hua)
The production situation of Chuzhou Jietai New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. is the epitome of the development trend of advanced photovoltaic and new energy storage industries in Anhui Province. According to Feng Kejin, director of the Anhui Provincial Department of Economics and Information Technology, the province has cultivated advantageous links in the industrial chain such as photovoltaic glass, cells, components, and inverters, relying on its quartz sand resource advantages and location conditions that facilitate exports. In the first three quarters of this year, the province’s photovoltaic cell and module output reached 51GW and 79GW respectively, accounting for 14.1% and 24.1% of the national output respectively; the province’s photovoltaic manufacturing industry achieved operating income of 210.19 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 79%, which has exceeded 2022 Year-round scale.
Behind the continuous improvement of the scale of industrial development, it is inseparable from the strong competitiveness and traction of leading enterprises. In recent years, Anhui Province has vigorously attracted leading companies in the world’s advanced photovoltaic and new energy storage fields. Among the companies with the highest global shipments in the industry, there are 7 photovoltaic glass companies, 4 photovoltaic cell companies, and 5 photovoltaic module companies. , 2 photovoltaic inverter companies, 1 energy storage battery company and 1 energy storage system integration company are developing in the province. At the same time, a number of local companies such as Sungrow, Guoxuan High-Tech, and Huasheng New Energy have accelerated their growth. There are 19 national-level specialized and new “little giant” companies in the province’s advanced photovoltaic and new energy storage fields, and 4 listed companies. .
According to Feng Kejin, in order to continue to guide the industry to climb higher and reach new places, Anhui is focusing on advanced photovoltaic and new energy storage industries to organize and implement innovation capability improvement, industrial chain forging strengths and weaknesses, industrial level improvement, industrial ecological optimization, overseas The seven actions of market expansion, application traction scenario demonstration, and standardized and orderly development make it clear that by 2025, the operating income of the province’s advanced photovoltaic and new energy storage industries will exceed 500 billion yuan; by 2027, the operating income will exceed 750 billion yuan.
According to statistics, as of the end of 2022, Anhui Province has 5 national-level innovation platforms and 107 high-tech enterprises in the fields of advanced photovoltaics and new energy storage. By further increasing the “science” content of the industry, Anhui strives to cultivate and build more than 10 national-level innovation platforms in the fields of advanced photovoltaics and new energy storage by 2027.
Born towards the sun and moving towards the “light”. Feng Kejin said that in the next step, Anhui will seize the development opportunities of advanced photovoltaic and new energy storage industries, seize the commanding heights of the industry, actively promote the deep integration of the industrial chain, innovation chain, capital chain and talent chain, further improve the core competitiveness of the industry, and strive to create a A globally influential advanced photovoltaic and new energy storage industry cluster. (Reporter Wu Huijun)