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October 23, 2014

China Doubles Solar Addition

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Workers install solar panels near Tianjin. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

In the first six months of this year, China added 3.3 gigawatts of solar power capacity, which is more capacity than Australia has, Bloomberg News reported. The addition, twice as much as  in the first half of last year, brings China’s total solar capacity to 23 gigawatts.

The news comes after China announced it had added 13 gigawatts of hydropower this year and plans to cut coal generation in Beijing to reduce air pollution.

The country’s energy administration hopes to install a total of 13 gigawatts of solar power this year, much of it in the form of distributed solar on consumers’ rooftops, Bloomberg reported.

  • Sharknado

    Strange that the price of silver, a main component of solar power, remains static and even goes down a bit on the news…normally, you would think the opposite would be true.

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