China installed 18.7 GW of PV in the first three quarters of 2020

China has installed 18.7 GW of solar capacity in the first nine months of 2020, an increase of 17 percent compared to 16 GW installed during the same period in 2019, according to consultancy Mercom Capital Group, citing data from the National Energy Administration (NEA). Large-scale solar installations accounted for 10.04 GW, and distributed solar accounted for the remaining 8.66 GW. China’s cumulative installed solar capacity reached 223 GW at the end of September 2020. In the first half of the year, China had installed 11.52 GW of solar.
China recently announced its ambition to become carbon-neutral by 2060. China is said to be contributing 28 percent of global emissions, says the article.

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