China Industry Articles

Articles and Statistics on GCiS Targeted Industries

 

Cogeneration in China - Opportunities for International Suppliers

This article is based on a GCiS multi-client report: China Power Cogeneration (CHP) Market Research Report.

As the world's leading energy consumer, and facing deteriorating environmental conditions, China plans a massive promotion of alternative energy over fossil fuel dependence in its newest five-year plan. At the end of 2015, alternative energy, including solar, wind, biofuel, and hydro energy, is expected to account for 30% of total generation capacity. But while attention has been focused towards new energy sources, cogeneration, a traditional yet more technically mature way of energy saving, is being neglected. In contrast with new energy, where efficiency and scalability are major obstacles to profit, significant efficiency gains at existing fossil fuel power plants can be obtained through cogeneration. 

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China's Solar Expectations Likely to Fall Short

Great expectations are being placed on China’s solar power market, for PV in particular. Some Chinese authorities expect China’s own uptake of PV solar power to compensate for the continuing decrease in PV panel exports by China’s PV panel industry, which accounts for over 50% of global capacity. And a recent report by the Pew Charitable Funds projects that China’s installed solar capacity will reach 50 GW by 2020, up from 3 GW in 2011- and expects China to take the lead in solar, even surpassing Germany, which as of 2011 accounted for over 40% world capacity- compared to 5% for China.

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Moving Rivers? Opportunities for Foreign Companies in the China Centrifugal Pump Market

This article is based on a GCiS multi-client report: China Centrifugal Pumps Market Research Report.

Of the total centrifugal pump market, only abut 28% of all revenues can be attributed to foreign companies. In the municipal government industry, however, that figures is closer to 40%. But why? This article addresses how criteria for purchasing pumps differ across end-users what that means for foreign suppliers, and how a 100-year-long project will continue to drive the market for centrifugal pumps. 

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Hydraulic Components in China

This article is based on a GCiS multi-client report: China Hydraulic Components Market Research Report.

Hydraulics have a variety of important applications, from aerospace to automotive to construction. Though China leads the world in low cost parts and machinery, a drive for higher quality products is affecting the industry. These new offerings from Chinese suppliers could upset the market share of current leading global suppliers, but when, and how?

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China Domestic Companies Capitalizing on the Commoditization of Energy-Efficient Air Source Heat Pump Water Heaters

This article is based on a GCiS multi-client report: China Heat Pumps Market Research Report.

The overall heat pump market is growing very quickly in China, although a closer look into the market creases reveals that foreign suppliers are not engaging in some of the hottest segments, particularly air source water heaters in southern China. Commoditization by Chinese manufactures has been a common business plan, and it seems to be paying off for large domestic appliance firms.

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