China Plans Nearly 18 Gigawatts of Solar for 2015

Bloomberg: China Boosts Solar Target for 2015 as It Fights Pollution

China raised its solar target for 2015, promising to add almost 2 1/2 times as much capacity as the U.S. added last year, as it races to clear its increasingly polluted air.

The world’s biggest emitter of carbon aims to install as much as 17.8 gigawatts of solar projects in 2015, the National Energy Administration said today on its website. The NEA previously estimated 15 gigawatts would be added this year, according to a person familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified, citing confidentiality requirements.

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