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Sat May 6, 2017, 07:38 AM

China Installed 7.21 Gigawatts Of Solar In Q117

China Installed 7.21 Gigawatts Of Solar In Q1’17
May 5th, 2017 by Joshua S Hill

China installed an impressive 7.21 gigawatts of new solar capacity in the first quarter of 2017, and generated 21.4 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, up 80% over the same period a year earlier.

According to a statement from the country’s National Energy Administration, China added 7.21 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity in the first quarter, made up of 4.78 GW of utility-scale solar, and 2.43 GW of distributed solar PV. This brings the country’s cumulative solar PV capacity up to almost 85 GW.

However, curtailment issues still plague various regions in China...

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/05/05/china-installed-7-21-gw-solar-q117/

China's inclination towards a command and control economy is showing incredible results on the solar and wind front. I just wish they'd get their act together coordinating the transmission and distribution. That said, 7GW of installed solar in 3 months is an incredible feat.

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Response to kristopher (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:22 AM

1. Is it ok to discuss this one?

You know... maybe compare that incredible feat to the other carbon-free generation technologies that failed to make your "solar and wind front" list yet are nevertheless benefiting from their command and control economy?

Or perhaps what might account for their transmission/distribution issues?

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #1)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:27 AM

2. If I read the rules correctly

you can't be bringing a prior post discussion into a new one as you just did.

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Response to madokie (Reply #2)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:41 AM

3. How on Earth did I do that?

I don't see that rule... but I merely asked if he was willing to actually discuss this post.

You're stretching about as far as if I accused you of violating "Don't post messages about site rules"

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Response to kristopher (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:17 AM

4. Note also that if you want to talk about "incredible feats"

This is actually down moderately from last year... which saw 20GWs of Chinese capacity installed in the first half of the year and reportedly 34.2 GWs for the year as a whole.

Truly phenomenal. That's larger than worldwide installations as recently as 2011 or 2012 (and more than 2007-2010 combined).

https://www.pv-magazine.com/2017/01/17/china-claims-34-2-gw-of-pv-installations-in-2016/

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