Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Cooperation or Conflicts: The Development of the Photovoltaic Fields in China and the EU Member States

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of African and Asian Studies
For more content, see Journal of Asian and African Studies.

China and the EU are important economies and among the greatest green-house gas emitters in the world. Therefore, strengthening cooperation between the EU and China in the renewable field is vital to prevent the earth from getting any warmer. However, the renewable field which include energy equipment, products manufacturing, and operating systems, is a huge market that is worth billions of dollars. Because of their different economic interest, a trade war (anti-dumping and countervailing investigation) broke out between China and EU in the PV industry which includes solar panels, solar glass and solar-grade polysilicon. Could there be cooperation between China and EU Member States in the photovoltaic fields instead of conflict? This paper illustrates the development of PV solar energy and the conflict between EU and China, discusses the main support policies in both the EU and China and their influence on cooperation and conflict, and compares the differences in strengths and weaknesses between the EU and China. This paper draws the conclusion that cooperation between China and the EU in the PV industry could be achieved, and industrial policies should be adjusted in order to avoid or alleviate the conflict.

Affiliations: 1: Institute of Industrial Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

1. afase 2012"“AFASE Advocates Open Markets and Free Trade”" June 13 Retrieved May 1, 2014 (
2. Bernstein Global Wealth Management 2011"“Solar Panels and the Burning End of the China Price, in Earth, Wind and Fire: The Global Outlook for Renewable and Conventional Power Generation”" Bernstein Research New York
3. bp Statistical Review of World Energy 2016
4. Bullis Kevvin 2011"“The Chinese Solar Machine”" mit Technology Review Retrieved May 1, 2014 (
5. Deutch John, Steinfeeld Edward 2013"“A Duel in the Sun: The Solar Photovoltaics Technology Conflict between China and the United States”" A Report for the mit Future of Solar Energy Study Retrieved May 1, 2014 (
6. epia 2010"“Solar Europe Industry Initiative Implementation Plan 2010-2012”"
7. Girgin Zehra Cannan 2012"“Statistical Evaluation of Worldwide Sustainable Energy Production (2000-2010)”" Journal of Energy and Power Engineering Vol 6 1576 1581
8. Goodrich Alan C., Powell Douglas M., James Ted L., Woodhouse Michael, Buonassiisi Tonio 2013"“Assessing the drivers of regional trends in solar photovoltaic manufacturing”" Energy & Environmental Science Vol 6 2811 2821 [Crossref]
9. Grau Thilo, Huo Molin, Neuhooff Karsten 2012"“Survey of Photovoltaic Industry and Policy in Germany and China”" Energy Policy Vol 51 20 37 [Crossref]
10. Haley Usha C.V., Schuller Douglas A 2011"“Government Policy and Firm Strategy in the Solar Photovoltaic Industry”" California Management Review Vol 54 1 17 38 [Crossref]
11. iea 2013"“Renewables Information 2013”"
12. iea-pvps 2013"“National Survey Report of pv Power Applications in China 2012”" Retrieved May 19, 2014 (
13. imf 2013"“Energy Subsidy Reform: Lessons and Implications”"
14. ipcc 2013 Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis Cambridge Cambridge University Press
15. Kapoor Rahul, Furr Nathan R. 2015"“Complementarities and Competition: Unpacking the Drivers of Entrants’ Technology Choices in the Solar Photovoltaic Industry”" Strategic Management Journal Vol 36 416 436 [Crossref]
16. Li Xiaohhua 2012"“Development Characteristics of the Solar Energy Industry and Related Policies in China”" 313 342 Secure Oil and Alternative Energy Amineh Mehdi Parvizi, Yang Guang Leiden·Bosten Brill [Crossref]
17. Lin Justin Yiifu 2007"“Wave Phenomenon and the Reconstruction of Macroeconomic Theories for Developing Countries”" Economic Research Journal Vol 1 126 131
18. Lind Michaael 2013"“The Solar Energy Bubble Bursts: Why Germany’s Solar Miracle Failed”" Retrieved May 1, 2014 (
19. Lomborg Bjøørn 2012"“Germany’s Sunshine Daydream”" February 16 Retrieved May 1, 2014 (
20. Nahm Jonas, Steinfeeld Edward S. 2014"“The Role of Innovative Manufacturing in High-Tech Product Development: Evidence from China’s Renewable Energy Sector”" 139 174 Production in the Innovation Economy Locke Richard M., Wellhausen Rachel L. Cambridge, Massachusetts The MIT Press [Crossref]
21. Peters Stuaart 2006 National Systems of Innovation: Creating High-Technology Industries New York Palgrave Macmillan
22. Pisano G.P., Shhih W.C. 2009"“Restoring American Competitiveness”" Harvard Business Review Vol 87 7/8 114 125
23. Pisano G.P., Shhih W.C. 2012"“Does America Really need manufacturing”" Harvard Business Review Vol 94 3 94 102
24. Platzer Michaela D. 2012"“U.S. Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing: Industry Trends, Global Competition, Federal Support”" Congressional Research Service 7 5700
25. seia 2011"“U.S. Solar Market Insight(3rd quarter 2011: Executive Summary)”"
26. Stiglitz Joseph E., Lin Justin Yifu, Monga Célestin"The Rejuvenation of Industrial Policy" Policy Research Working Paper 6628 World Bank September 2013
27. The Pew Charitable Trusts 2013"“Advantage America: The U.S.-China Clean Energy Technology Trade Relationship in 2011”"
28. Wang Liguo, Ju Lei"The Root of Overcapacity of the Photovoltaic Industry and Its Countermeasure" Reform 2015 5 129 138 (In Chinese) 王立国、鞠蕾 2015, 光伏产业产能过剩根源与对策找寻,改革, No.5, pp. 129-138
29. Wang Xiaodong, Tao Wang"The Development Path of CHina’s high-tech industires from the perspective of the strategic trade policy theory – A Case Study of pv Industry" Reformation and Strategy 2015 3 120 124 160 (In Chinese) 王晓东, 王涛2015, 战略性贸易政策视角下我国高新技术产业发展路径研究 – 以光伏产业为例, No.3, pp. 120-124, 160
30. World Nuclear Association 2016"“Energy Subsidies and External Costs”" Retrieved July 25, 2016 (
31. Wu Ching-Yan, Matheews John A. 2012"“Knowledge flows in the solar photovoltaic industry: Insights from patenting by Taiwan, Korea, and China”" Research Policy Vol 41 524 540 [Crossref]
32. Xi Jinping Work Together to Build a Win-Win, Equitable and Balanced Governance Mechanism on Climate Change: At the Opening Ceremony of The Paris Conference on Climate Change Paris 30 November 2015 习近平, 携手构建合作共赢、公平合理的气候变化治理机制 – 在气候变化巴黎大会开幕式上的讲话, 2015年11月30日, 巴黎
33. Yokell Michael D. 1979"“The Role of the Government in Subsidizing Solar Energy”" The American Economic Review Vol 69 2 357 361
34. Zhang Wei, White Stevven 2016"“Overcoming the Liability of Newness: Entrepreneurial Action and the Emergence of China’s Private Solar Photovoltaic Firms”" Research Policy Vol 45 3 604 617 [Crossref]

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    African and Asian Studies — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation