China: Exceeds its 2020 Solar Power Target

China has more than doubled its end-of-decade solar power target, with new installations dramatically outstripping expectation, according to the government’s energy agency. The country is already the biggest producer of solar energy in the world, and that doesn’t seem likely to change any time soon. In the last two months alone, China has added 24.02 GW of solar capacity. As a result, total solar PV capacity now exceeds the...

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China with the world’s largest floating solar project

China is known as the world’s biggest producer and user of solar energy, but their supremacy in renewable energy doesn’t stop there. China has recently finished work on something pretty extraordinary: A huge solar array that floats on the surface of a lake. It is the largest floating solar project of its kind and can, according to the New York Times, produce enough electricity to power the lights and air conditioning of a nearby city....

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China just finished the largest floating solar power plant

The largest floating PV solar power plant with a capacity of 40MW was just completed in Huainan, south Anhui province, China. Floating solar power plants are becoming increasingly popular across the globe due to their ability to reduce water evaporation in many applications, while the cooler ambient air, due to the water location, notably in hot and humid environments, limits the solar panel’s exposure to the ‘temperature coefficient’...

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China’s Solar Growth and the Lesson It Brings to U.S

We all know how fast China’s solar growth is, at the end of 2010, China had just 800 MW of solar capacity installed within its borders, but by the end of 2015, the number skyrocketed 50 times — that’s 43,500 MW in total, the largest installed solar base of any country in the world. Seeing this improvement China did, researchers from Stanford University said in a new report “the U.S. should capitalize on China’s formidable...

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China: The Largest Solar Producer in the World

As solar becomes cheaper and cheaper and with its unlimited availability, we all know how advantageous solar energy is. Unlike with fossil fuels that use finite resources that could eventually become too expensive to retrieve. Out of all the countries that took advantage the use of solar, China reigns supreme. The National Energy Administration (NEA) made the revelation after the nation doubled its installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity...

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China: Huge Solar Plant at Chernobyl

There will be a huge solar plant to be built in Chernobyl as two Chinese companies are trying to make the best of a bad situation and have started work on a giant solar plant in the abandoned area. The chairman of GCL System Integration Technology (GCL-SI), one of the firms tasked with the project said “there will be remarkable social benefits and economic ones as we try to renovate the once damaged area with green and renewable...

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