China could install more than 100 GW new PV capacity in 2022

China's Energy Administration (NEA) announced of having approved in total 676 counties spread across 31 provinces to be part of a new pilot programme specifically designed to promote the deployment of distributed solar PV, says the Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory Co. Ltd. (AECEA). Accordingly, 50 percent of government buildings, 40 percent of public, 30 percent of commercial and 20 percent of rural buildings shall have a solar rooftop system by the end of 2023. Assuming 200 to 250 MW per county, total demand could be in the order between 130 and 170 GW. Leading provinces are Shandong, Henan and Jiangsu with 70, 66, and 59 counties respectively.
The consultancy's CEO Frank Haugwitz expects, that in 2022 for the first time China could exceed 100 GW of annually installed solar PV power generation capacities.

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