From Jul. 20 to 25, 2009，the 2nd in-China investigation and the 3rd bilateral meeting of Sino-American Consultancy Program of large-scale renewable energy were held in Xining, Qinghai Province. The Chinese Chairman, Academician of CAS, Prof. Zhao Zhongxian and the American Chairman, Academician of NAE, Dr. Larry Papay headed delegations to field investigation and meeting in Qinghai. Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion was the organizer.
Qinghai CPC Secretary Wei Qiang warmly welcomed the delegation members from the four Academies of two countries: Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He said, Qinghai is currently fostering and developing new energy and new materials such as solar PV, wind energy, lithium battery, etc, and he expected the invaluable suggestions from Sino-American experts in developing the local green economy.
The Academicians and experts listened to the introduction of strategic planning on development of renewable energy, local policies and industry development in Qinghai Province. The Chinese experts said that Qinghai was entitled with prestigious renewable resources such as solar energy, wind energy, water energy, and so on, fostering a potential model province of great grid of renewable energy. American experts suggested Qinghai should attach importance to significant issues for great grid of large-scale renewable energy such as new power technology, smart grid system etc.