Concern has spread to the downstream PV project sector as dates for FiT changes are looming at the end of March so deadlines are hoped to be extended.
The CPIA deputy secretary, Liu Yiyang told Bloomberg that the solar sector needed support, including perhaps interest-free loans for upstream manufacturers, while potentially seeking delays to downstream PV power plant FiT changes, due to the difficulty project developers would face meeting 2019 subsidy quota deadlines fast approaching for the end of March, 2020.
The CPIA was said to be seeking urgent feedback from members on the latest impact the coronavirus is having on the sector, as companies attempt to return to work after the Chinese New Year celebrations.
The CPIA have also postponed several conferences and meetings with member companies due to the virus and travel restrictions.
Around 360 people have died since the virus outbreak and more than 17,000 cases of the virus have been confirmed in China.
The US were the first to impose a ban on Chinese travellers to the country, which is expected to imapct tourism and businesses.
Mar 10 - Mar 12, 2021
Penang, Malaysia (also available virtually)
Understand fully the technical and logistical supply chains that determine the production and performance of solar modules, including all related factors impacting quality, reliability & bankability. This event will be run as a live event in Penang for delegates able to attend and will also welcome virtual delegates via streamed content and online networking.
Oct 27 - Oct 29, 2020
Going into its fifth year over 200 delegates from 150 companies and 20 countries representing the PV supply chain will gather (virtually, due to COVID-19) for 3 days to discuss the technology roadmaps for PV cell advancement in GW markets. The scope of the event has been expanded this year, to cover developments in wafer supply and thin-film investments and technologies alongside all the regular benefits to all stakeholders tracking PV technology and investment trends for the next 5 years.