China confirms 17.8GW PV target for 2015

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China has confirmed its installation target of 17.8GW for 2015.

The National Energy Administration (NEA) has published province by province figures that also confirm that it has done away with the distributed generation (DG) targets introduced last year.

The government had a 14GW target with 8GW initially to come from DG. Each province was given a two-part target for utility scale and DG but ultimately the latter proved hard to meet. Despite efforts mid-way through the year to remove red tape for DG projects, it is expected that the final results will fall well short of the ambitious goal.

  Areas New installations in 2015 (MW) Notes
Total Nationwide 17,800  
1 Hebei 1200 300MW dedicated to poverty-relief programs in pilot counties
2 Shanxi 650 200MW dedicated to poverty-relief programs in pilot counties
3 Inner Mongolia 800  
4 Liaoning 300  
5 Jilin 300  
6 Heilongjiang 300  
7 Jiangsu 1000  
8 Zhejiang 1000  
9 Anhui 1000 400MW dedicated to poverty-relief programs in pilot counties
10 Fujian 400  
11 Jiangxi 600  
12 Shangdong 800  
13 He'nan 400  
14 Hubei 500  
15 Hu'nan 400  
16 Guangdong 900  
17 Guangxi 350  
18 Hainan 200  
19 Sichuan 600  
20 Guizhou 200  
21 Yunnan 600  
22 Shaanxi 800  
23 Gansu 500 250MW dedicated to poverty-relief programs in pilot counties
24 Qinghai 1000 150MW dedicated to poverty-relief programs in pilot counties
25 Ningxia 1000 200MW dedicated to poverty-relief programs in pilot counties
26 Xinjiang 1300  
Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps 500

The new release of the figures also confirmed that there will be no cap on Beijing, Tianjing, Shanghai, Chongqing and Tibet “providing no solar energy abandoning cases happen”.

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