China Becomes The World's Biggest Solar Energy Producer!

Admin | Published 2017-02-06 03:48
According to National Energy Administration (NEA), China's photovoltaic (PV) capacity has doubled since last year. This turned the country into the world's biggest producer of solar energy by capacity!

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Among the provinces that had the most capacity increase were Shandong, Xinjiang, and Henan. On the other hand, Xinjiang, Gansu, Qinghai and Inner Mongolia had the greatest overall capacity at the end of 2016. At the end of 2016, China's installed PV capacity rose to 77.42 gigawatts, and then added 34.54 gigawatts over the course of the year. According to the NEA's solar power development plan, the country will add more than 110 gigawatts of capacity in the 2016-2020 period. 66.2 billion kilowatt-hours of power are generated by China's solar plants generated last year. This amount of power was able to support the need of China's 1 percent total power generation. Reports say, the country aims to boost the mix of non-fossil fuel generated power to 20 percent by 2030 from 11 percent today. China plans to gather and use 2.5 trillion yuan ($364 billion) into renewable power generation by 2020.  
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