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2017 Q2 PV installations accelerate to 24.4 GW

Published on: July 21, 2017

Original title: 光伏发电市场规模快速扩大 新增光伏发电装机2440万千瓦
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At 10:00 on July 21, the National Energy Administration held a news conference in Beijing to introduce the situation in the first half of 2017 on energy, and developments of renewable energy, wind power, and photovoltaic power generation, as well as complaints to the 12398 Energy Regulatory hotline in the second quarter;It gave interpretation of the "Institutional revolution for energy action plan" and the "Opinions on accelerating the use of natural gas", and answered questions from reporters。

[Zhu Ming] Third, the development of photovoltaic power generation。Influenced by multiple factors such as electricity price adjustments, the PV power generation market has rapidly expanded in the first half of 2017. Newly installed capacity of PV power generation was 24.4 GW, of which 17.29 GW of PV power plants, down 16% on the same period last year;Installations of distributed PV were 7.11 GW, 2.9 times as much as the same period last year。By the end of June, nationwide installed capacity of PV reached 102 GW, of which 84.39 GW of PV power plants, and 17.43 GW of distributed PV。

From the perspective of geographical distribution of newly installed capacity, there is a more obvious shift from the northwest to the eastern region。Newly installed capacity in East China was 8.25 million kilowatts, 1.5 times as much as the same period last year, accounting for 34% of new installations nationwide。Newly installed capacity in Central China was 4.23 GW, an increase of 37% on the same period last year, accounting for 17.3% of new installations nationwide。Newly installed capacity in the Northwest was 4.16 GW, down 50% on the same period last year。The development of distributed PV continued to accelerate in the first half 2017. Zhejiang, Shandong and Anhui had newly installed capacity exceeding 1 GW, more than twice as much as the same period last year. Newly installed capacity of distributed PV in these three provinces was 54.2% of new installations nationwide。

PV power generation in the first half of 2017 was 51.8 TWh, an increase of 75% on the same period last year。Nationwide curtailment of PV was 3.7 TWh, with curtailment rates down 4.5 percentage points. PV curtailment was concentrated mainly in Xinjiang and Gansu, of which:PV curtailment in Xinjiang was 1.7 TWh, a curtailment rate of 26%, down 6 percentage points on the same period last year;PV curtailment in Gansu was 0.97 TWh, a curtailment rate of 22%, down 10 percentage points on the same period last year。This was a description of the development of renewable energy, wind power and PV power generation in the first half of 2017, thank you。

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