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It also exports more that 95% of its products to overseas markets; with 15-20% of the sales coming from Europe. When ask about how it sees India as a potential Solar cell market, they said that, “ we see India as an important market due to recent policy elevations in the country in regards to solar industry. It has opened up another platform for overseas solar cell manufacturers to enter the Indian market with much ease and conduct business. The ‘Make in India’ initiative is an interesting concept and in regards to solar sector, we would like to be an active participant of the mission. We have already partnered with AL Group in India. We are working towards various new projects to set up in India in upcoming times” SINO ENERGY Sino Gas & Energy has operated in Beijing since 2005 and holds a portfolio of unconventional gas assets in China through Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs). SGE holds a 64.75% interest in the Linxing PSC and is partnered with CUCBM. SGE holds a 49% interest in Sanjiaobei PSC and is partnered PetroChina CBM. SGE has a 100% working interest during the exploration phase of the PSC, with SGE’s PSC partners being entitled to back-in upon Overall Development Plan (ODP) approval, by contributing development and operating costs in line with their PSC interest. The PSC’s are located in Shanxi province, North China, in the Ordos Basin and cover an area of over 3,000 km2 and are prospective for coal bed methane and tight gas. Sino Gas announced first pipeline pilot sales from both PSCs on December 1, 2014. It is a pure Independent Power Producer with 200 grid-connected PV plants. It is also a distributed solar power developer & manager for around 236 sites in China, with majority of energy being imported by Taiwan. They stated that Taiwan started FiT in the year 2010 with 50 cent USD/kW and solar power development in the year 2012. Since the initiation, Taiwan has come a long way in terms of solar power capacity addition. The current target for the year 2015 is 500MW. Sino Energy is working with Tier-1 suppliers of PV Modules. They are also closely working with enhancing the quality of PV Modules manufactured in Taiwan. In regards to enhancement of quality of PV modules, Sino Energy has started Sino- Cost- its in-house proprietary monitoring technology. The SinoCost is also capable of producing forecast of amount of electricity that can be produced each day through PV Modules taking into consideration the health of the modules. When ask about venturing into Indian Solar Market, they asserted that, the key to enter the Indian Solar Market would be through PPA (public-private association). We have yet not thought of entering the Indian market, but even if we do, it will be only when we find a company to purchase power from us, then we might tie-up with them and help them with setting up of Solar PV plant in India. Thanks to the new government and its policies, along with availability of sun and open spaces in India, the country is an important market for us, which we would like to venture into in the near future. HERAEUS PHOTOVOLTAICS The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit is an industry leading developer and manufacturer of metallization pastes for the photovoltaic industry. Heraeus has been a manufacturer of thick film pastes for over 40 years. It has been an innovative supplier to the photovoltaics industry, working with c-Si cell manufacturers to improve their cells’ efficiency for both conventional and advanced cell designs. Its strength is their ability to work with our customers to understand their technology goals and develop pastes that optimize their technologies’ performance. They have developed silver metallization pastes that have been integrated into commercially available technologies such as Selective Emitter, Advanced Uniform Emitter, N-Type, Back Side Passivation, SOLAR POWER Double Print, Dual Print and pastes for other advanced cell designs and deposition technologies. They have also expanded their capabilities and developed lower temperature processing pastes for Thin Film and other c-Si technologies. Its goal is to improve their customers’ cell efficiency and reduce their cell’s cost per watt through their innovative paste design technologies. Heraeus Photovoltaic made an announcement of opening of its new local paste production hub in Taiwan at PV Taiwan 2015. It states that the paste has a secret recipe and the company guards this recipe to stay unique in the industry. Initially, company was hesitant to bring it to Taiwan, but later, after witnessing a huge demand for the same, they decided to open local production hub for the same for the Taiwanese Solar sector, making them the second company to do so. Every sand maker has a different paste, thus customization is an important part of each production. For the same, they have an R&D center in Taiwan, to help in the optimization of products. The customers have achieved 18% more output with their paste from solar cell. With Perk technology, customers can achieve upto 20% more from solar cell. Heraeus Photovoltaics has been the market leader in paste for solar cell. Its main facility of production is located at Singapore with output of 50 tonnes per month, at Shanghai with output of 25 tonnes per month and in USA with output of 15 tonnes per month. Heraeus Photovoltaics revenue tune upto 3 billion globally in 2015, witnessing an increase in market share of 35 % compared to last year. Heraeus Photovoltaic considers India as a booming market. They are already working with few names in India; one of them is located in Udaipur, which is into manufacturing of thin film for PV. They hope for an acceleration in the solar cell market, as it looks really bright at present and wish to continue to associate and serve the solar sector with their products and expertise. They also state that, Indian Solar market is a very political market. It is also in favour of local India producers making PV Modules. There is a potential of big opportunities for local manufacturers due to proactive policies of the new government in India 27 energetica INDIA · NOV | DEC15


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