The 4th Council Congress of China STE Alliance democratically elected a new leadership group


On April 25th, 2019, the fourth Council Congress of China National Solar Thermal Energy Alliance (hereinafter referred to as the STE Alliance) was held in the Institute of Electrical Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. Nearly 70 representatives from the STE Alliance’s members attended the congress.

Innovation-driven, STE alliances role

The congress kicked off in the speech of Li Xinnan, secretary-general of the Liaison Group of the Pilot Alliance of the Ministry of Science and Technology. Secretary-General Li Xinnan said that the strategic alliance , as a new type of collaborative innovation organization of production, education and research, has become an important carrier for implementing the national innovation-driven strategy and building China's technological innovation system. As a Class A alliance approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the STE Alliance has made outstanding achievements in organizing and exploring technological innovations in the past few years. Among the pilot alliances under the Ministry of Science and Technology, it is a leader and has been evaluated as one of the most active alliances by the Liaison Group for three consecutive years. Secretary-General Li pointed out that under the new situation, the responsibility of the alliance is actually heavier.

Secretary-General Li Xinan

The "National Innovation-Driven Development Strategy Outline" issued by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council, and the "13th Five-Year National Science and Technology Innovation Plan" issued by the State Council has clearly stated that the role of the alliance should be played, the importance of the alliance has been emphasized. Under the new condition, we need to use our alliance to innovate resources in the agglomeration industry, accelerate the research and development of the key common technologies, and promote major scientific and technological achievements. At the same time, Secretary-General Li expressed great affirmation of the democratic election of the leadership of the STE Alliance and said that this form should not be underestimated. This form is a very important way to achieve democratization and self-discipline within our social organization, which can give full play to the enthusiasm of all member units, and more importantly, strengthen our accountability mechanism to strengthen self-discipline and strengthen the responsibility mechanism for organizational development. The STE Alliance has taken a new path in institutional and organizational innovation, which will play a model effect for the establishment of the innovation alliance across the country.

Looking back, great achievement

Yi Yuechun, the third Chairman of the STE Alliance and the vice president of the China Renewbale Energy Engineering Institute(CREEI), conducted a three-year work report on behalf of the third council of directors. He said: Since the establishment of the third council of directors in 2016,  under the guidance and supervision of the relevant departments of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and under the care and guidance of the relevant leaders of the National Development and Reform Commission and the National Energy Administration, with the strong support and cooperation of STE Alliance’s members, and the joint efforts of the chairmen group and the secretariat, the STE Alliance has achieved a stage in supporting the country to implement the innovation-driven strategy, promote industrial innovation, serve the government, make the platform, and play the role of organization and coordination. The related work has been recognized and affirmed by the government and industry.

 vice president Yi yuechun

Since 2006, the influence of the STE alliance at home and abroad continues to expand, and the overall strength and capabilities of the alliance's scientific research and industrialization are constantly increasing. In the past three years, 24 new member has joined the alliance by application. In the first batch of solar thermal power demonstration projects in the country, the STE alliance’s member accounted for 55% of the project investment enterprises, accounting for 85% of the technology sources and system integrator. The owners of the first three domestic solar thermal power generation demonstration projects put into productions, as well as the EPC player of the internationally renowned solar thermal power stations, such as Morocco Noor II and III, Dubai Phase Noor Energy 1 project and the Chinese winners of 2017 Technology Innovation Award issued by SolarPACES are all the main members of the STE Alliance.

Democratic election, new leaders

According to the regulations of the STE Alliance, the Alliance has one chairman, several vice-chairmen, who form a board of directors as the standing decision-making body of the STE alliance during the intersessional period of the Council Congress. The members of the board of directors are elected by voting after candidates election speech.

The Secretariat of the STE Alliance received one application for chairman and 12 applications for vice chairman election campaign. At the conference, through the competition speeches, Q&A, the secret ballots, and the on-site counting of votes, under the principle of openness, fairness, and impartiality, the congress democratically elected the the new chairman and vice chairmen of the STE Alliance, with a serve term until the April of 2022.

Election speech of Wang Zhifeng from IEECAS

Votes counting under camera

Prof. Wang Zhifeng of the Institute of Electrical Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Sciences was elected with full votes as the fourth chairman of the STE Alliance. The vice-chairmen composed of 6 people: 

Du Fengli, deputy director of Zhongguancun Xinyuan Solar Thermal Technology Services Center,

Zong Jun, director of Solar Energy Department of S&T Research Institute of the State Power Investment Corporation,

Wang jixue, deputy director of the New Energy Department of China Renewbale Energy Engineering Institute,

Shao Jixin, president of Gansu Provincial Building Materials Design and Research Institute, 

Kou Jianyu, deputy chief engineer of Inner Mongolia Electric Power Survey and Design Institute,


In accordance with the number of votes in the election, Du Fengli serves as the executive vice chairman of the STE Alliance.

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