PVTIME - the Belt and Road CEO Conference was held in Beijing, China from 17 to 18 October 2023. 367 companies and organisations from 82 countries and regions attended the conference and a large number of projects were signed, which covered a wide range of areas, including infrastructure, clean energy, artificial intelligence, biomedicine, financial services, advanced agriculture, rail transport and so on. Major agreements signed by leading PV manufacturers include
Trina Solar will build its first PV cell and module manufacturing plant in Indonesia. Indonesia's Pertamina (PLN) has formed a joint venture with Trina Solar, Indonesia's Sinar Mas Group and Agra Surya Energi to build a PV manufacturing facility at Kendal Industrial Park in Indonesia. In addition, Trina Solar had signed a memorandum of understanding with ADPorts Company PJSC for projects with a planned production capacity of approximately 50,000 tonnes of high purity silicon, 30GW of crystalline wafers and 5GW of modules to be built in three phases.
JinkoSolar and ACWA Power signed a module supply agreement for the 3.8GW PIF 3 project, which includes two parts, 1,581MWp Al KAHFAH and 2,257MWp AR RASS 2. JinkoSolar will supply its high-efficiency n-type TOPCon Tiger Neo modules, which will provide customers with at least 3% power generation gain under the climatic conditions of the Middle East desert region.
Astronergy signed an agreement with Adrien Joseph, CEO of INTEC Energy Solutions, to jointly launch the turnkey PV projects, including the 154MW project in Ratesti, Romania and the 51MW project in Resko, Poland.
JA Solar has signed a module supply agreement to provide high-efficiency modules for the first phase of a 40.5MW solar power project in Selous, Zimbabwe. Once fully connected to the grid, the project is expected to generate 103 million kWh of clean electricity annually and reduce Zimbabwe's carbon emissions by 73,000 tonnes per year.
TCL Zhonghuan and Vision Industries signed an agreement to jointly build a 20GW crystalline wafer manufacturing project in Saudi Arabia as the first phase.
Meanwhile, a number of Chinese state-owned enterprises have signed cooperation agreements with international organisations and energy suppliers to accelerate the clean energy transformation in many countries and regions, improve the level of infrastructure connectivity, push forward the expansion and upgrading of trade cooperation, and actively explore new areas of cooperation with all parties.