Cleantech in Asia: 2010 Update

Richard Dasher, Director,US-Asia Technology Management

For this series lead-off talk, I want to give an overview of
current trends and dynamics in the energy and cleantech
sectors in major Asia markets.  Many observers are saying
that China has already passed the U.S. in its deployment
of cleantech.  One study compares $33 billion invested
in cleantech by China in 2009 with $16 billion invested by
the U.S. (these figures do not include government/
university R&D projects).  The top ten crystalline Si solar
cell producers of the world (by MW capacity) include SunTech,
JA Solar, Trina Solar, Ying, Canadian Solar, and Solarfun, all of
which (despite the names) are Chinese companies, as well as
Sharp from Japan.  Yet, there are challenges ahead, with
China controlling about 97% of the world's rare earth
materials, which are important in applications such as
hybrid automobile batteries.... Hopefully, this session will
provide useful background information for the topics that
will be introduced in subsequent weeks.

Thursday, September 23, 2010 | 4:15 pm — 5:30 pm
Skilling Auditorium, Stanford University

US-Asia Technology Management Center