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Wed Jul 26, 2017, 12:09 PM

China Installs 7+ Gigawatts Solar in first 3 months of 2017

My summary:
Total 2017 added solar capacity looks to exceed 40GW

Cumulative solar capacity to end of 1Q2017 stands at 85GW

Grid integration for both wind and solar lags the frenetic rate of installation

New build renewables and economic slowdown resulting in "under-utilization" of existing generation system.


Link to article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/07/china-achieves-7-2-mw-new-solar-capacity-milestone-in-1q17.html

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kristopher Jul 2017 OP
packman Jul 2017 #1
OnlinePoker Jul 2017 #2
FBaggins Jul 2017 #3

Response to kristopher (Original post)

Wed Jul 26, 2017, 12:17 PM

1. Once again, China and other nations outpace U.S.

Bravo to China - Now if our illustrious leaders can get their heads out of their asses

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Response to kristopher (Original post)

Wed Jul 26, 2017, 01:08 PM

2. Based on the 21,400 gwh of solar electricity generated, 12-13% capacity factor n/t

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 26, 2017, 01:41 PM

3. Historically, I think they've been closer to 15%

But your figure is not unreasonable if a high percentage of recent installations are not connected to the grid.

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