China has reached a cumulative installed solar capacity of around 186 GW, Mercom
Post date: 27/08/2019 - 19:47
China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has announced that the country has reached a cumulative installed solar capacity of around 186 GW. China added 11.4 GW on a year-over-year basis, an increase of 20 percent, according to consultancy Mercom Capital Group. Grid-connected PV projects now total 130.5 GW, with 6.82 GW added in the first half, an increase of 16 percent. Distributed solar power generation projects have increased by 4.58 GW to reach an installed capacity of 55 GW, a 31 percent increase, said Mercom.
Of the newly installed solar capacity in the first half of 2019, North China accounted for 3.92 GW, making up 28.9 percent of the total. The new installed capacity in the northeast region was 260 MW (2.3 percent), while East China accounted for 2.28 GW (20 percent). Central China’s newly installed solar energy capacity stood at 1.35 GW (15.3 percent) while the Northwest region saw installations of 825 MW (11.9 percent). The newly installed capacity in Southern China was 768 MW (6.7 percent of the total installations during this period).
In June 2019, China’s cumulative installed solar capacity stood at nearly 180 GW, the country added around 5.2 GW of new solar projects in the first quarter of 2019, says the article.