Integrated PV manufacturer Yingli Green Energy has garnered government approval for the State Key Laboratory of PV Technology at its manufacturing base in Baoding, China.
Staff -- PV Society, 1/15/2010
Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (Baoding, China), a vertically integrated PV product manufacturer, has announced that the Ministry of Science and Technology of China has given its seal of approval to what would be the country's first national-level key laboratory dedicated to development of PV technology.
The planned State Key Laboratory of PV Technology will be at Yingli Green Energy's manufacturing base in Baoding. The company already has dedicated technology and management resources to the application process and the laboratory's setup. The laboratory's mission will be to help develop China's reputation as a developer of world-class PV technology, and to commercialize the developed technologies at Yingli Green Energy's production plants. The laboratory also has benefited from the support of the company's Baoding Yingli Group Co. Ltd. affiliate.
"We believe technological innovation is essential to our position as a global leader in sustainable energy solutions and key to the quality and cost structure of our products," said Liansheng Miao, chairman and CEO of Yingli Green Energy. "With increasing support from both the public and private sectors, we believe the laboratory has the potential to positively contribute to the development of the PV industry as a platform for the commercialization of cutting-edge PV technologies, as well as a center for academic and professional training."