China Becomes World’S Largest Solar Energy Producer

 

  • China becomes world’s biggest producer of solar energy. Their photovoltaic (PV) capacity reached an impressive 77.42 gigawatts. Germany, former global solar-power leader, produced 40.78 gigawatts in November 2016.

China becomes world’s largest Solar Energy Producer

Highlights:

  • China has emerged world’s largest producer of solar energy.
  • China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) revealed that its photovoltaic (PV) capacity reached to 77.42 GW in 2016.
  • It surpassed Germany, former global solar-power leader which has produced 40.78GW solar energy in November 2016.
  • China claims 11 % of its energy use comes from renewable supplies such as solar and wind power.
  • China also leads world in wind-powered energy.
  • China’s geography certainly lends itself to large solar energy farms.
  • China will add more than 110 gigawatts of capacity in the 2016 – 2020 period.
  • While, India’s PV capacity has reached to 9 GW in 2016.

About China:

  • China is a populous nation in East Asia whose vast landscape encompasses grassland, desert, mountains, lakes and rivers.
  • Shanghai is a skyscraper-studded global financial center.
  • The iconic Great Wall of China runs east-west across the country’s north.
  • Capital: Beijing
  • Currency: Renminbi
  • Population: 1.357 billion
  • President: Xi Jinping
  • Official written language: Vernacular Chinese
  • China is world’s most populous country
  • Table tennis is China’s national sport
  • The Chinese New Year celebration lasts for 15 days.
  • The Chinese invented paper, the compass, gunpowder, and printing.

 

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