According to China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), solar PV installations reached 52.83GW in 2017, up from 34.54GW in 2016, and accounting for around 50% of expected global solar demand last year.

Independent Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory Co (AECEA) noted the annually installed capacity in China increased 53%, year-on-year and increased 68.7% in absolute terms from 2016.

Cumulative PV installations in China reached 130.25GW in 2017, accounting for approximately 7.3% of the total existing national power generation capacities, according to AECEA.