China added 24 GW PV capacity in H1 2017

China added in the first half of 2017 PV capacity of about 24.4 GW, an increase of 9 percent year over year, according to the consultancy Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory Co. Ltd. (AECEA), citing the China PV Industry Association (CPIA). During Q2 2017 approximately 17.19 GW were added, in June alone 13.15 GW. During H1 2017 cell production output increased by 28 percent compared to the first half of previous year, reaching 32 GW, whereas module output increased by 25.9 percent reaching 34 GW.
Total installed solar PV power generation capacity amounts to 101.82 GW, made up of 84.39 GW (utility-scale) and 14.73 GW (distributed) solar PV. As of today, China is just approximately 3 GW away from its 13th Five-Year-Plan (2016-2020) target of 105 GW, says the consultancy.

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