China is now the Biggest Solar Energy producer

China is now the world’s largest solar power producer, its capacity more than doubles in 2016.

According to the National Energy Administration (NEA), China’s photovoltaic (PV) capacity more than doubled last year, and now the country becomes the world’s biggest producer of solar energy.

Above, Solar PV power generation in Hong Kong.  Image credit wikimedia

China plans to invest $364 billion into renewable power generation by 2020.

Installed photovoltaic – PV capacity becomes 77.42 gigawatts at the end of 2016.

Xinjiang, Gansu, Qinghai and Inner Mongolia had the greatest capacity since last year.

via engadget