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2018 Q3 PV installations utility and distributed by province

Published on: November 19, 2018

Original title: 2018年前三季度风电并网运行情况
Links: Source document (in Chinese) (link).

 


In the first three quarters of 2018, China's newly installed capacity of PV was 34.54 GW, down 19.7% on the same period last year. Of this, 17.4 GW was utility scale PV power plants, down 37.2% on the same period last year;newly installed capacity of distributed PV was 17.14 GW, an increase of 12% on the same period last year.。

By the end of September, total nationwide PV power generation capacity reached 164.74 GW, of which 117.94 GW of utility-scale PV power plants, and 46.80 GW distributed PV。PV power generation in the first three quarters was 133.83 TWh, an increase of 56.2% on the same period last year;the curtailment rate of PV was 2.9%, down 2.7 percentage points on the same period last year。The curtailment occurred mainly in Xinjiang and Gansu, with 1.73 TWh curtailed in Xinjiang (excluding XPCC), at a curtailment rate of 16%, down 5.4 percentage points on the same period last year;a further 780 GWh of PV was curtailed in Gansu, at a curtailment rate of 10%, down 11 percentage points on the same period last year。

In terms of regional installations, newly added capacity in North China was 8,424 MW, down 17.9 percent on the same period last year, accounting for 24.4% of national newly installed capacity;Northeast China added 2,873 MW, down 10.4 percent on the same period last year, accounting for 8.3% of national newly installed capacity;East China added 8,582 MW, down 28.2 percent on the same period last year, accounting for 24.8% of national newly installed capacity;Central China added 5,872 MW, down 35.5 percent on the same period last year, accounting for 17% of national newly installed capacity;Northwest China added 4,789 MW, down 16.2 percent on the same period last year, accounting for 13.9% of national newly installed capacity;South China added 4,011 MW, up 44.2 percent on the same period last year, accounting for 11.6% of national newly installed capacity。Distributed PV continued maintain rapid growth over the first three quarters of 2018, with circa 2,000 MW of newly added capacity in each of the provinces of Shandong, Zhejiang, Henan and Jiangsu. The newly added capacity of distributed PV in these four provinces accounted for 49.1% of newly added capacity nationwide。

For detailed statistics on national PV installation statistics by province (autonomous region, municipality), see the Annex。

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Annex:

2018 Q3 National PV statistics

Province (autonomous region, municipality) Cumulative installed capacity (MW) Newly installed capacity (MW)
Of which:utility scale PV plants Of which:utility scale PV plants
Total 164,740 117,940 34,540 17,400
Beijing 360 50 110 0
Tianjin 1,050 790 380 260
Hebei 11,270 7,920 2,590 1,310
Shanxi 8,040 6,480 2,140 1,180
Inner Mongolia 8,800 8,700 1,370 1,290
Liaoning 2,900 2,140 670 300
Jilin 2,010 1,410 420 330
Heilongjiang 1,950 1,370 1,010 660
Shanghai 850 60 270 40
Jiangsu 12,370 7,180 3,290 1,340
Zhejiang 10,890 3,610 2,750 460
Anhui 10,690 6,540 1,810 880
Fujian 1,380 360 460 20
Jiangxi 5,260 2,900 760 130
Shandong 13,140 6,280 2,620 480
Henan 9,620 5,850 2,590 550
Hubei 5,040 3,310 900 280
Hunan 2,710 1,170 950 320
Guangdong 4,940 2,630 1,620 700
Guangxi 1,090 860 400 230
Hainan 1,000 870 670 600
Chongqing 420 390 300 280
Sichuan 1,720 1,610 370 350
Guizhou 1,810 1,720 440 370
Yunnan 3,200 3,080 870 800
Tibet 890 890 100 100
Shaanxi 6,170 5,440 930 680
Gansu 8,040 7,770 190 110
Qinghai 9,550 9,460 1,650 1,610
Ningxia 7,860 7,370 1,660 1,490
Xinjiang 9,350 9,340 270 260
XPCC 390 390 0 0

Note:1.The above statistics do not include Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan;
2.Data source:National Renewable Energy Center。

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