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China Cements Itself as Global Solar Leader, Just in Time

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Feb 2, 2017 1:29:33 PM

Photo from Washington Post.

Information originating from the National Energy Administration (NEA) showed that in 2016 alone, China implemented 34.24 gigawatts (GW) of additional solar energy. With a confirmed goal of 110 GW by 2020, project deployment is centered predominantly in the east, with large-scale endeavours overshadowing a previously-planned carve-out for distributed generation. Industry experts believe that the figure is likely to be exceeded by the final date, and may soon eclipse the American market for clean energy.

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Topics: Solar, China, Going Green

More Than Half of 2015's New Electricity Capacity World-wide Derived from Clean Sources

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Oct 25, 2016 2:43:52 PM

According to a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), more than half of all new electricity generation capacity— 153 Gigawatt (GW)— created last year was derived from renewable sources. The increase, a 15% uptick since 2014, is comprised predominantly of solar and wind power. 

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Topics: Solar, China, energy

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