Project Construction Management Philosophy

Reduce Project Costs at the Source

In order to maximize asset value and ensure the quality of power plants, GCL has developed the most comprehensive photovoltaic power plant designs for all projects before construction with the help of the technological innovations of the Design and Research Institute. This is done taking into account each project's geographical environment, climate, public facilities and other factors, so as to reduce the cost at the source.

Complete Process Business Monitoring

GCL New Energy, through the establishment of engineering construction and financial  (PM-NC) system project team, optimizes logistics, procurement and big data analysis. This allows for the effective strengthening of management and reduces the cost of procurement. Full lifecycle quality control is enhanced to improve the quality of purchased products.

New Technology Application

GCL New Energy puts great emphasis on the application of new technologies and innovative processes, making early adoption of new technology such as horizontal single-axis trackers, flexible supports and 1,500V high-voltage systems the basic requirements in preliminary project design. This improves the quality of plant construction through technological innovation, and creates more competitive PV power plants. GCL has developed long-span purlin technology, rigid and flexible support technology, a low impedance DC busbar transmission systems, low-cost and long-lifecycle floating solar system and other core technologies and equipment. These have been promoted and applied in the design and construction of power plants.

Project Cost Reduction Roadmap

Driven by a series of cost control measures, such as adopting new technology and optimizing the purchasing process, the price per watt of our power plants is steadily dropping. In 2016, the price per watt for a portion of GCL’s self-developed power plants reached RMB6. The price per watt of typical power plants has declined from about RMB8.7 in 2015 to RMB7.08, and it has dropped to drop to RMB6.3 in 2017.