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China To Install Record Amount Of Solar Power Capacity This Year

By Brian Spaen

China continues to rapidly increase their solar power production in 2017, reaching even further than expectations. They already have the largest capacity in the world compared to all other countries, and they’ll be adding 54 gigawatts to that total this year alone. The country has struggled with fully optimizing its capacity, but they clearly sit as the worldwide leaders in the solar industry.

Back in July, China was expecting to add 30 gigawatts of solar power to their infrastructure in 2017. They were able to eclipse that mark eight months into the year with an added capacity of 34.5 gigawatts. To put that in perspective, the United States is expecting to reach 52.4 gigawatts by the end of this month, and China is on pace to beat that mark in just one year. In total, the country will have over 120 gigawatts of solar power potential.