China has made notable progress in the use of renewable energy. By the end of last year, China had installed 149 gigawatts of wind-power and 77 gigawatts of photovoltaic power. The corresponding figures for 2011 were just 46 gigawatts and 2 gigawatts. In comparison, Germany, a leading producer of renewable energy, appears to lag behind both in the number of installations and total power production. The wind-power installations connected to regular power grids in China accounted for about 4 percent of last year’s total electricity output, nearly 1.1 percent of which was from the photovoltaic power plants.
China Daily 8th March 2017 read more »