China become the world largest solar energy producer
China’s has just installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity more than doubled last year, Putting the country into the world’s biggest producer of solar energy by capacity, the news was release by National Energy Administration (NEA) on Saturday.
Installed solar energy capacity rose to 77.42 gigawatts at the end of 2016, with the extra addition of 34.54 gigawatts over the course of the year, data from the energy agency showed. Shandong, Xinjiang, Henan were among the provinces that saw the most capacity increase in solar energy, while Xinjiang, Gansu, Qinghai and Inner Mongolia had the greatest overall capacity at the end of last year, according to the data.
China is also in a process of adding more than 110 gigawatts of capacity in the 2016-2020 period, according to the NEA’s solar power development plan.
Solar plants overall generated 66.2 billion kilowatt-hours of power last year, accounting for 1 per cent of China’s total power generation, the NEA said.
China Future Plan for Solar Energy
China aim’s is to install non fuel generated to 20% for all energy generation in China till 2030. China is investing more in solar power energy generation as compare to past.