AlthoughChina leads the world in solar cell production, the country exports 98%of its photovoltaic products to overseas markets. The country could befacing a >6% electrical supply shortage by next year. In itspreliminary report on China’s photovoltaics (PV) policy roadmap, theSEMI PV Group recommends that the country accelerate its adoption ofPV-generated electricity to reach the global average by 2014. AlthoughChina has been building a
massive PV industry representing allfacets of the supply chain — from polysilicon feedstock, ingots andwafers to cells and modules — almost all of the PV production has beenexported. At the same time, China faces a rapidly increasing demand forenergy.