Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory Co. Ltd. , China

The Role of Solar PV during China’s 13th Five-Year-Plan (2016-2020) at home and along the One Belt – One Road across Asia

March 2016, the National People’s Congress of China approved its 13th Five-Year-Plan (2016-2020) stipulating policy objectives and quantitative targets that will directly impact solar photovoltaic. China accommodates approx. 75% of global production capacities and due to the introduction of a Feed-in-Tariff in 2011, China became the largest market worldwide with 15.13 GW installed in 2015. By the end of 2015, China was home to a total installed solar PV capacity of 43.18 GW and has set an official target of 150 GW by 2020. Solar ambitions at home, China is as well actively encouraging a “go out strategy” suggesting to localise production and seeking local infrastructure project opportunities. The One Belt, One Road explicitly promotes solar power investments in these OBOR countries. The US$40 billion Silk Road Fund, US$50 billion Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor” US$45 billion are corresponding financial vehicles designed to facilitate solar deployment across OBOR. 


Frank Haugwitz, Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory Co. Ltd. (AECEA), is based in Beijing / China since 2002. Mr. Haugwitz is an independent solar energy consultant known for his insights into the workings of the Chinese solar market. He is highly regarded as an expert on doing business in China and advises foreign entities on solar market developments in that country. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has been the Head of Intersolar’s global conference development since 2010. He was the elected Vice-Chairman of the Renewable Energy Working Group of the European Chamber of Commerce in China from March 2013 to February 2016.