Statistical Data Relating to the Solar PV Power Generation Industry in 2015
Date：2016-02-05 Source: National Energy Administration (Summary)
China has become the largest Solar PV Power producer in the world. The total capacity of the Solar PV Power Systems was 43.18GW by the end of 2015. Among this, the total capacity of the large scale Solar PV stations was 37.12GW and the total capacity of Distributed Solar PV projects was 6.06GW. The Central Government’s Solar PV installation target in 2015 was 15GW, by the end of the year and the actual newly increased system capacity was 15.13GW, with an annual power generation output of 39.2 billion KWh. The newly increased Solar PV capacity in 2015 was more than one-quarter of the global newly increased Solar PV capacity. Underpinned by the expansion demand, one-third of China’s Solar module production in 2015 has been purchased and put into use at home.
Most of the Solar PV systems work well when installed and the average utilization time of Solar PV systems in China is 1,133 hours per year, but power curtailment in some Northwest regions is still serious. The average utilization time of Solar PV systems in Gansu province is 1,061 hours per year and the power curtailment rate is 31%. The average utilization time of Solar PV systems in Xinjiang Autonomous Region is 1,042 hours per year and the power curtailment rate is 26% (See Table below).
Solar PV has been developed nationwide in China and the accumulative total system capacity of six provinces in central and eastern China exceeds 10GW, including Jiangsu Province (42.2GW), Hebei Province (23.9GW), Zhejiang (16.4 GW), Shandong Province (13.3 GW), Anhui Province (12.1 GW) and Shanxi Province (11.3 GW). Xinjiang (including XPCG), Inner Mongolia, and Jiangsu are the top three in the newly increased Solar PV market. The respective capacity is 21 GW, 18.7 GW, and 16.5 GW. The Top three largest regions of distributed Solar PV installation are Zhejiang (12.1GW), Jiangsu (11.9GW) and Guangdong (5.7GW).
Appendix：Statistics Table of Solar PV Systems in 2015
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