Solar capacity in China decreases by 82 per cent in the first quarter of 2021

China’s solar capacity installation declinedby 82 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 as compared to the last quarter.

China installed solar capacity of 5.33 GW in the first quarter of 2021, as compared to 29.5 GW capacity that was installed in the fourth quarter of 2020. But on a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis, the solar capacity installation increased by 35 per cent as compared to the first quarter of 2020 during which the installation was 3.95 GW. The total solar installations in China reached 258.5 GW by the end of the first quarter of 2021 with the largest capacity of installations in Shandong with a cumulative installation of 23.8 GW, followed by Hebei at 22.18 GW and Jiangsu at 17.23 GW.

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