Hanergy Holding Group Chairman Li Hejun today launched the English-language edition of his first book, China’s New Energy Revolution, at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Publisher McGraw-Hill Education has highlighted the book as the newest in a series of works introducing the Chinese point-of-view on topics including society, business, and education to foreign audiences.
At a time when experts agree that China, as the world’s second-largest economy, must be at the forefront of the global fight against climate change, Mr. Li argues that its commitment to solar development provides a blueprint for others to follow.
Drawing on Mr. Li’s experience leading the world’s largest thin-film solar company, the book explores how rapid adoption of solar energy is transforming not only China’s energy landscape, but also its economic landscape. It explains how China has applied the mistakes and successes of other countries in Europe, North America, and Northeast Asia to become the world’s largest solar market.
The book goes on to explain how Hanergy has capitalized on global technical integration and a favorable policy environment to pioneer thin-film solar technology and bring China closer to a clean energy breakthrough. Mr. Li is confident that thin-film technology, which can be both flexible and portable, and harnesses the limitless power of the sun, will emerge a clear winner in the alternative energy field.
Former World Bank Chief Economist and Vice Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce Justin Yifu Lin says of the book, “Li Hejun provides a blueprint of new energy, represented by photovoltaic…making China play a leading role in this new technological revolution…Persuasive, readable, and inspiring.”
The Chinese-language edition of China’s New Energy Revolution was launched in November 2013 and has to date sold more than 80,000 copies. The book will soon be available in Singapore, and will later roll out to America, England, Germany, Asia-Pacific and other markets. It will also be available globally for download in the Kindle format.