Clean Tech Industry Report 2017

The Report

Clean Tech Industry Report 2017 was co-authored by Deloitte Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry and Deloitte Research team. This paper mainly probes into the prospects of the clean tech industry, covering the sectors of solar energy, wind energy, new energy vehicles, solid waste treatment and disposal, water treatment as well as the new science and technology of energy conservation and environment protection, and further demonstrates the current situation, opportunities and challenges and future trends within the industry.


Viewpoints / key findings

With the fast development of the clean tech industry in recent years, the government has been involved in energy policy incentives for social capital's investment to promote the development of the industry and strengthen the market's automatic adjustment. In addition, to push forward the multi-energy supplement and establish the intelligent energy system will become the development direction of the clean tech industry in the future. And the clean tech will focus more on the economic performance and follow the rules of the development of the industry, which will open up a new period of reform and improvement for the whole industry:

Trend 1: Solar Energy

  • As the industry has been mature day by day, the global solar power has begun to take shape, its installed capacity ranked the first globally; China would witness the rapid development of the distributed photovoltaic; and the photovoltaic manufacturing industrial chain is likely to be consummated gradually.
  • The combination of industries will become the new orientation of policy agenda, thus the coordinated development of photovoltaic and traditional industries will definitely bring multiple benefits to the society.

Trend 2: Wind Energy

  • The global installed capacity of wind power has been increasing stably, its total capacity has reached 486.7GW by the end of 2016; the energy pattern has been optimized with the respective development in the power restricted area and non-restricted area. Furthermore, with the enhancement of the wind power industrial chain, the intermediate whole machine manufacturers will have a bigger voice and bargaining power than ever before.
  • Benefiting from the government policy, the sustainable earing growth ability of the offshore wind power should attract more wind-powered companies.

Trend 3: New Energy Vehicles

  • The industry is standing at the inflection point with the deep integration of the vehicle market, while the market sales structure is also in dire need of adjustment and optimization.
  • The power battery market is likely to see a shake-out of the technology; related industrial chains are stepping into centralization and optimization.

Trend 4: Solid Waste Treatment and Disposal

  • The government is increasingly carrying out positive policies to support the industrial development, hence the solid waste treatment and disposal is stepping into the golden age, furthermore, the related sub-sectors are accelerating their pace gradually.
  • The hazardous waste industry is presenting prosperous status, however, resulting from the problems such as the industrial barrier and low capacity utilization, its development turns to be trapped.

Trend 5: Water Treatment

  • The water treatment industry maintains a strong prosperity, and the water treatment system will be continuously improved and perfected.
  • The conception of water treatment shifts from narrow sense to a broad concepts, sludge treatment and urban malodorous water will be shortly tackled.

Trend 6: New Science and Technology of Energy Conservation and Environment Protection

  • Along with the fast development of building energy conservation, near-zero energy buildings are ushering in many favorable policies, which is positive for the green building materials.
  • Energy-saving household appliances have become a major trend in the home appliances development.
  • The air depuration devices have been adopted by millions of the families, as a result, the national standard has been officially implemented in our country.
(Simplified Chinese version only)
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