ChinaFAQs: Renewable Energy In China - An Overview

Key Points

  • Currently, China gets about 9% of its total primary energy from non-fossil sources. Official targets aim to increase that share to at least 11.4 % in 2015 and 15% in 2020.
  • Solar Power: China is the world’s largest producer and exporter of solar cells (PVs). China currently has about 19 GW of solar installed, with a target of at least 35 GW installed by 2015
  • Hydropower: China is the largest hydropower generator in the world, with about 229 Gigawatts (GW), and a target of 290 GW for 2015.
  • Wind Power: China ranks 1st in the world in installed wind power capacity, with 89 GW. China is also the world’s fastest-growing installer of wind, and it aims to have 100 GW of wind installed by 2015.
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