China officially installed 52.83GW of solar modules in 2017


According to China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), solar PV installations reached 52.83GW in 2017, up from 34.54GW in 2016, and accounting for around 50% of expected global solar demand last year.

Independent Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory Co (AECEA) noted the annually installed capacity in China increased 53%, year-on-year and increased 68.7% in absolute terms from 2016.

Cumulative PV installations in China reached 130.25GW in 2017, accounting for approximately 7.3% of the total existing national power generation capacities, according to AECEA.


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