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China Is on Track to Double Its Solar Panels From Last Year’s Record

The government expects to add 108 gigawatts of new capacity this year, CCTV reports

China currently has the world’s largest renewable power fleet.

China currently has the world’s largest renewable power fleet.

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

China will add enough new solar power this year to nearly double last year’s record amount of installations as the the country accelerates its clean energy drives. 

The nation is set to add 108 gigawatts of solar power to the grid this year, up from 54.88 gigawatts in 2021, state-owned CCTV reported on Monday, citing the National Energy Administration. There are 121 gigawatts of solar projects currently under construction, the NEA said.