China's solar power capacity to be world's largest in 2013

12 September 2013 08:35  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s solar power generating capacity is expected to be the largest in the world, exceeding Germany’s, this year, an official of National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said on late Wednesday.

China’s new energy industry has grown rapidly in the last ten years, Zhang Xiaoqiang, deputy director of the NDRC said on the Summer Davos Forum.

China expects to increase its installed photovoltaic (PV) power capacity by 10 gigawatts (GW) every year from 2013 to 2015, to reach over 35 GW by 2015, according to a statement by the country’s State Council.

The country has an installed PV power capacity of 3.3 GW in 2012, according to the China Electricity Council.

The Summer Davos Forum is held on 11-13 September at Dalian city in northeast China.


By: Viola Pan
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