Reportlinker Adds Renewable Energy in China

Dec 08, 2010, 09:55 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Renewable Energy in China


China's government is tasked with meeting rising demand for power while addressing the overlapping and growing challenges posed by energy import dependency, security of supply and environmental degradation. China's energy program is expected to generate levels of investment in excess of $1 trillion over the next decade. The Red Dragon is now on a path to becoming the Green Dragon.

Features and benefits

Analysis of installed capacities and generation output for the main sources of renewable energies across China, at a national level and by state.

A detailed identification of the key drivers and barriers shaping these markets, and the likely growth potential of each renewable technology.

An examination of new technology Introductions and innovations, and future areas of opportunity for manufacturers and power providers.


Foreign firms are able to participate in China's energy market, but monopolistic transmission and regulated pricing dominate. Increased market competition, and a clearer and increasingly favorable policy landscape, will make for a favorable environment in which the renewable energy industry can continue to develop and prosper at an aggressive pace.

The vast and growing number and types of government and provincial financial incentives for renewable energy in China help explain growth levels in these markets. China's commitment to the development and deployment of renewable energy is being felt nationally. China is set to surpass some of its 2020 renewable energy targets before 2020.

Not all renewable energy technologies are equal or offer the same growth prospects in the US. Solar is likely to live in the shadow of wind and hydro power for several years to come, while biomass and geothermal make modest inroads into the wider Chinese energy market. The outlook for nascent wave and tidal energy markets will gradually improve.

Your key questions answered

Determine how different elements of Chinese legislation and wider market trends are influencing the development of the main renewable energy markets.

Assess how the renewable energy capacity mix will evolve, what the key opportunities will be and which provinces offer the greatest potential and why.

Understand how renewable energy strategies are likely to evolve and how and where your company should interact with China's renewable energy markets.


Overview 1

Catalyst 1

Summary 1

Methodology 2

Executive Summary 3

Chinese Power Market 3

Renewable Energy Policy Overview 3

Wind Power Overview 3

Solar Power Overview 4

Hydropower Overview 4

Geothermal Power Overview 5

Biomass Power Overview 5

Chinese Power Market 13

Market overview 13

Electricity supply and demand analysis 15

Electricity infrastructure 15

Electricity Market Competitive Intensity 16

Renewable Energy Policy Overview 23

Renewable energy policy 23

The Renewable Energy Law 23

Renewable Energy Law amendments 25

Tax incentives 26

Energy Law draft 26

Energy intensity targets 26

Carbon trading 27

Provincial and regional support 27

Policy outcomes 27

Wind Power Overview 29

Background 29

Resource availability and capacity margins 34

Policy landscape 40

Economics 43

Outlook 46

Solar Power Overview 48

Background 48

Resource availability and capacity margins 57

Policy landscape 64

Economics 65

Outlook 66

Hydropower Overview 68

Background 68

Resource availability and capacity margins 72

Policy landscape 74

Economics 75

Outlook 75

Geothermal Power Overview 78

Background 78

Resource availability and capacity margins 84

Policy landscape 88

Economics 89

Outlook 94

Biomass Power Overview 96

Background 96

Resource availability and capacity margins 100

Policy landscape 104

Outlook 104

Appendix 105

Sources 105

Glossary 106

Ask the Analyst 108

Datamonitor consulting 109

Disclaimer 109


Figure 1: Power demand in China, past present and future: 2008–30f 14

Figure 2: MCI Assessment Scale 16

Figure 3: MCI Assessment Framework 17

Figure 4: MCI Scales 18

Figure 5: Asia Pacific power Market Competitive Intensity, 2010f–13f 19

Figure 6: China: power Market Competitive Intensity scores 20

Figure 7: Global installed wind capacity (MW), 1996–2009 29

Figure 8: Installed capacity by country (MW), 2008–09 30

Figure 9: Annual and cumulative wind power capacity growth forecast (GW), 2009–14f 31

Figure 10: Annual wind power installed capacity additions forecast (GW), by region, 2009–14f 32

Figure 11: Cumulative wind power installed capacity forecast (GW), by region, 2009–14f 32

Figure 12: Top 10 wind turbine manufacturers by cumulative installed capacity (GW), 2009 33

Figure 13: Top 10 wind turbine manufacturers by annual market share (%), 2009 33

Figure 14: Potential for wind capacity deployments across China (GW) 37

Figure 15: Potential for wind power generation across China (GWh) 38

Figure 16: Map of China's energy infrastructure 39

Figure 17: Heat map of China's population density 40

Figure 18: Typical annual levelized development of wind power projects ($000s) 43

Figure 19: Effect of discounted rates on the annual levelized cost of wind power projects ($000s) 44

Figure 20: The effect of discounted rates on annual levelized capex ($000s) 45

Figure 21: Drivers and resistors of wind power in China 46

Figure 22: List of different types of solar power-generating technologies 48

Figure 23: Global PV solar power installed capacity (MW), by country and region, 2000–09 49

Figure 24: Global solar PV installed capacity growth, 1999–2009 50

Figure 25: List of rural and large-scale applications for solar PV power 51

Figure 26: Relationship between the different actors that drive solar power costs 52

Figure 27: Forces that drive the solar industry towards consolidation and vertical integration 53

Figure 28: List of risk factors that make solar a safer asset under a horizontally integrated model 55

Figure 29: List of drivers of the uptake of solar power by Chinese utilities 56

Figure 30: Global horizontal irradiance in China (Wh/m2-day) 58

Figure 31: Land slope class distribution in China 59

Figure 32: Heat map of land use and protected areas in China 60

Figure 33: Map of China's energy infrastructure 61

Figure 34: Solar energy capacity potential in China (GW), by region 62

Figure 35: Solar energy generation potential in China (TWh/yr), by region 63

Figure 36: Levelized costs of different forms of power generation in 2009 (2008$) 66

Figure 37: Hydropower is electric energy derived from moving water 68

Figure 38: Hydroelectric net electricity consumption by country (GWh), 1996–2008 69

Figure 39: Hydropower projects in the Yarlung Tsangpo (the Brahmaputra) in Tibet 72

Figure 40: Net hydroelectric generation levels (TWh) and growth rates (%) in China, 1990–2009 73

Figure 41: Photo of a section of the Three Gorges Dam in China 74

Figure 42: Satellite images of the Three Gorges Dam area, in 1987, 2000 and 2006 76

Figure 43: Photograph of a geothermal power station in Yangbajing, Tibet 78

Figure 44: Graphical representation of the mechanics of a flash steam geothermal power plant 79

Figure 45: Graphical representation of a typical flash steam geothermal power plant 79

Figure 46: Global geothermal installed electrical capacity (MW), 1980–2010 81

Figure 47: Levelized costs of different forms of power generation in 2009 (2008$) 89

Figure 48: Factors that affect geothermal energy project costs 91

Figure 49: Fixed O&M costs for different forms of power generation (2006$/kW-yr), 2007–09 92

Figure 50: Capacity factors for different forms of power generation 93

Figure 51: Graphical representation of the biomass power carbon cycle 96

Figure 52: The natural decay of biomass under anaerobic conditions produces methane 98

Figure 53: Top 10 global biogas and liquid biomass consumers (Ktoe) 99

Figure 54: Top 10 global biomass (including fuel wood) consumers (Ktoe) 100


Table 1: Targets under the Medium and Long-Term Development Plan for Renewable Energy 25

Table 2: Global clean technology investment levels and rankings, 2009 28

Table 3: China's wind installed capacity (GW), 2000–09 34

Table 4: Top five wind power regions in China (MW), 2009 35

Table 5: Wind power potential in China, by wind class 36

Table 6: Value chain analysis of vertically and horizontally integrated solar energy assets 57

Table 7: Hydroelectric power production/capacity levels in top 10 producing countries, 2010 70

Table 8: List of future hydroelectric projects over 5,000MW in capacity 71

Table 9: Types of applications for the direct use of geothermal energy 83

Table 10: Distribution of hot springs in China, by region 85

Table 11: List of the principal geothermal fields with the potential for power generation in China 86

Table 12: Direct-use estimates of geothermal resources in China, 2005 87

Table 13: China: biomass resource assessment, by type 100

Table 14: Details of biomass power projects registered under the CDM framework in China 102

Table 15: List of credit buyers and project consultants for geothermal CDM projects in China 103

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