Suzhou, September 27th, 2019 /PVTIME/ — The 2019 Distributed Photovoltaics and Energy Storage Innovation Development Summit (DESS2019), jointly hosted by State Grid Corporation of China, Century New Energy Network and China General Certification (CGC) came to a successful conclusion at the Courtyard by Marriot in beautiful Suzhou.
Chief organizer, CEO, and Century New Energy Network Co-founder Mr. Jack Zhang kicked things off during the opening ceremony with a passionate address.
Among the 200 plus new energy industry personnel and enthusiasts in attendance were 10 energy storage and distributed PV experts invited by the summit organizing committee as guest speakers. Led by these distinguished individuals, the summit discussed the developmental paths of enterprises under the latest industry policies, analyzed market trends in detail, discussed the breakthroughs of world leading technologies and key technologies, and shared leading international business applications.
In addition to the “2019 Distributed and Energy Storage Awards” presented by Century New Energy Network, the “First Set of National Standard Certification of Lithium Ion Battery for Power Storage” were also issued by China General Certification (CGC).
Status on Energy Storage:
Flawed policy systems and pricing mechanisms.
High costs and uniform business model.
In terms of batteries, research manager Guo Fan of China Energy Storage Alliance, expressed that the demand increase for batteries has stimulated more capacity planning initiatives while the cost of batteries has also been driven down. However, the rate of decline trend has slowed.
Jiang Hua, project manager of China Energy Engineering Group Jiangsu Power Design Institute Co., Ltd., said that domestic policies are gradually focusing more on the development of the energy storage industry and showing increased support, but the system remains flawed and is still in its infancy. The introduction of energy storage can improve consumer accessibility of distributed energy systems, guarantee the reliability of power supplies, meet the power quality requirements, and maintain stability between peak and off hours through the distribution of stored power.
“Energy storage technologies, such as energy storage grids, need further breakthroughs. The flawed policy system and pricing mechanisms, high project costs, financing difficulties, lack of corresponding data support and its uniform business model are the main challenges hindering the development of the domestic energy storage industry” Liu Runbiao, a senior researcher at State Grid Corporation of China, stated.
Future for Energy Storage:
The “investment + operation” commercialization model is similar to the EPC energy management model.
Adapt energy storage applications to changing demands and new models.
Qin Yufeng, deputy general manager of Risen Energy’s energy storage division said that the “invest + operation” business model is similar to the EPC model and will be used by clients, third-party energy storage enterprises and financial institutions such as energy storage industry funds, to accelerate the commercial scale energy storage application.
Peng Yu, secretary-general of China New Energy Power Investment and Financing Alliance, said that in 2018, China’s photovoltaic installed capacity increased by 44.26GW. 123.84 million kilowatts of which came from centralized power plants and another 50.61 million kilowatts from distributed photovoltaics, an increase of 20.96 million kilowatts (71%) compared with the previous year. In terms of energy storage capitalization, Peng said that some manufacturing companies have started the asset securitization of energy storage power stations and that the difficulty in analyzing the market lies in cost, technology, policy and safety.
On the topic of technical risks of energy storage systems, vice president of TÜV SÜD Greater China, Xu Hailiang, introduced the dangers of electrochemical energy storage systems. Identifying six major risks, mechanical, chemical, fire, electrical, explosive, and electrical energy risks.
Hu Dan, senior analyst at IHS Markit, said that energy storage applications are becoming more diverse and flexible. The need for flexibility becomes more important as we shift away from a “supply-side” heavy model to thinking more comprehensively about new demands and models.
In addition, Xu Shengyu, a senior lithium battery expert from the Energy Conservation Technology Department of China General Certification (CGC), conducted a detailed analysis on lithium battery standards and power storage certification.
Trio of companies awarded “First Batch of National Standard Certification of Lithium Ion Battery for Power Storage”.
During the summit, Mr. Zhou Gang, General Manager of Solar Energy and Energy Storage Department of China Certification Center, came on stage to announce the certified enterprises and issued certificates to their representatives. After rigorous testing and review of factory quality assurance capabilities, the first batch of certifications were awarded to “Shenzhen Clou Electronic Co., Ltd.”, a leading domestic integrated energy service provider that has demonstrated outstanding performance in the field of thermal power frequency modulation. Excellent battery storage supplier “HIGEE”, and the world’s leading supplier of energy storage equipment and system solutions “SUNGROW Co., Ltd.”.
Risen Energy, AISWEI and Co Named Most Innovative Enterprises.
Innovative projects and products are the crucial to the development of enterprises. In the future, innovative developments in the new energy sector will continue to bring about many changes, helping the industry reach new heights.
Awards presented at the 2019 Distributed PV and Energy Storage Innovation Development Summit were categorized as: Most Innovative Enterprises of 2019, Most Innovative Products of 2019, Most Innovative Projects of 2019, and Most Innovative Institutions of 2019. An expert judging panel and online polling determined the winners for each category.
Most Innovative Enterprises of 2019
SUNGROW Co., Ltd.
K-STAR Technology Ltd.
AISWEI New Energy Technology (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.
Risen Energy Co., Ltd.
Most Innovative Products of 2019
Shanghai Sermatec Energy Technology Co., Ltd.
Guangzhou Sanjing Electric Co., Ltd.
SOFARSOLAR Co., Ltd.
Most Innovative Projects of 2019
Most Innovative Institutions of 2019
TÜV SÜD Greater China TÜV
China Electric Power Research Institute