China contributed half of additional global renewables capacity in 2023: NEA

January 25, 2024
Updated 2024/01/25 at 7:45 PM
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(231117) -- SHIQIAN, Nov. 17, 2023 (Xinhua) -- This aerial photo taken on Nov. 16, 2023 shows the Dingdongpo wind power-photovoltaic project in Shiqian County of Tongren City, southwest China's Guizhou Province. With a combined power-generating capacity of 100,100 kilowatts, the Dingdongpo wind power-photovoltaic project has been successfully connected to the grid. Shiqian County has stepped up in utilization of green energy by leveraging its advantage in high altitude. The total installed wind power generating capacity in the county now stands at approximately 1.5 million kilowatts. (Xinhua/Yang Wenbin)

BEIJING, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) — A total of 510 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity was newly installed around the world in 2023 and China contributed over 50 percent of it, a National Energy Administration (NEA) official said Thursday.

China has grown into an indispensable force to drive the development of the world’s clean energy, said the NEA’s Pan Huimin at a press conference.

The briefing was held a day ahead of the first-ever International Day of Clean Energy created by the United Nations.

Clean energy investment abroad by Chinese enterprises has spread across major countries and regions, covering wind, photovoltaic and hydro power, which, on the basis of mutual benefit and win-win results, has assisted the locals in their low-carbon growth, Pan said.

Meanwhile, China continues to promote technological and product innovation, and actively integrates itself into the global clean-energy industrial chain, she added.

China’s wind and photovoltaic power products have been exported to more than 200 countries and regions, helping in part to greatly reduce the costs of electricity generation over the past 10 years, according Pan.

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