China eclipses Europe as 2020 solar power target is smashed


An article from Euractiv

China has reached its 2020 solar power target three years ahead of schedule, after installed capacity topped well over its 105GW target. Europe has been urged to show similar ambition.

The largest floating solar power farm in the world was recently hooked up to China’s power grid. [Sungrow]
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New figures published by solar industry firm Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory (AECEA) last week revealed that China has exceeded its 2020 target of 105GW of installed solar capacity, after new builds in June and July pushed it up beyond 112GW.

Solar power is enjoying a sunny 2017 in China, after the first half of this year saw capacity increased by 24.4GW, dwarfing similar efforts in Europe, and cementing China’s status as the world’s leading solar nation.

(Thank you to Kiki Chauvin, the CPNN reporter for this article.)

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