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China Aims to Install 18.1GW of Solar in 2016

published: 2016-06-13 18:28

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) unveiled the solar installation target for 2016, aiming to install 18.1GW of solar in this year. Nonetheless, the grid-connection due date and installation targets for distributed generation (DG) systems remained unannounced yet.

According the NEA’s announcement for solar installation targets for 2016 (“Announcement”), the 18.1GW solar target includes 12.6GW of standard solar systems and 5.5GW of solar projects for Top Runner Program.

Installation targets for DG systems are not defined in the Announcement.

Installation targets for Gansu province, Xingjian province and Yunnan province are “none,” meaning that new solar projects will not be allowed to construct in these three provinces.

Installation targets for Top Runner Program projects are significant increased to 5.5GW, including 1GW of demonstration projects in Baotou, Inner Mongolia. PV projects’ installation capacity shall be up from 100MW for each to meet requirement of Top Runner Program.

Installation targets for PV projects integrated with China’ anti-poverty policy are excluded from the newly announced targets.

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