Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c78465) has announced the addition of China Solar Energy Industry Research and Forecast, 2008-2010 to their offering.
Solar is one of the fastest growing energy technologies in the global economy and in the cleantech universe.
As is envisioned by the U.S. space program, future solar energy power plants will be placed on an orbit of about 6,000 km above the earth, from which electricity will be transmitted back to the earth by way of microwaves or laser beans. If this plan comes to fruition, utilization of solar energy will no longer be subjected to such forces as the coming of nights and weather changes. Compared with other energies like coal and petroleum, solar energy is infinite and inexhaustible. It is also a type of clean energy that causes no environmental pollution. Therefore, it will have an immeasurable impact on the future of human race.
Commercial development of solar energy has become a worldwide trend: The European Union, Japan and the United States have focused their energy supply security on the development of renewable energy resources such as solar energy. It is estimated that by 2030 solar energy-generated power will account for over ten percent of total global power supply, and that figure will rise to twenty percent in 2050. Large-scale development and exploitation of solar energy will help it to take up its due market share in energy supply. Photovoltaic energy production that is combined to the grid is the major means for large-scale and commercial use of solar energy.
China is expected to emerge as one of the greatest solar energy production bases in the world after 2008. Certain fundamental conditions are already in place in China for the large scale development and exploitation of solar energy. These conditions include China's huge potential domestic market and solid resource foundation. Besides, China's solar energy industry has already taken shape, and progress has been made in technological development and innovation.