China’s National Energy Administrative (NEA) unveiled the latest solar installation data of the nation. During the first three quarters of 2015, approximately 9.9GW of solar PV systems were added nationwide, while the cumulative solar installations reached 37.95GW by the end of September.
According to the data, 6.25GW of the cumulative installations are distributed systems, 31.7GW are large-scale systems. In 2015, 1.58GW of solar capacity added from January to September are distributed generation systems, while 8.32GW of them are large-scale ones. The complete data is as following:
NEA also revealed the capacity and the rate of solar electricity abandoned. Averagely, approximately 10% of solar power generated during the first three quarters was abandoned, representing 3,000,000,000 kWh from the total power generation 30,600,000,000 kWh nationwide. The power abandoned in Gansu reached 1,760,000,000 kWh, meaning that 28% of total solar power generation in the province was wasted in vain.
The China government has announced to build 12 high-voltage power grids to transmit the power generated in the western area to eastern area for solving the power abandon problem.