Chinaâ€™s solar installations in the first quarter were almost equal to Franceâ€™s entire supply of power from the sun. China connected 5.04 gigawatts of solar capacity toÂ grids in the three months ended March 31, the National Energy AdministrationÂ said in a statement on Monday. The Asian nation now has a total 33 gigawatts ofÂ solar-power supply. â€œConstruction
Chinaâ€™s solar installations in the first quarter were almost equal to Franceâ€™s entire supply of power from the sun.
China connected 5.04 gigawatts of solar capacity toÂ grids in the three months ended March 31, the National Energy AdministrationÂ said in a statement on Monday. The Asian nation now has a total 33 gigawatts ofÂ solar-power supply.
â€œConstruction of most additions in the first quarterÂ began last year after securing local approvals,â€ said Nick Duan, aÂ Beijing-based analyst from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. In China, developersÂ must start construction within a year after approvals are given and validated.
China is seeking to approve and install as much as 17.8Â gigawatts of solar power this year, or nearly 2 1/2 times the capacity added byÂ the U.S. in 2014. The push is part of the Asian nationâ€™s plans to cap carbonÂ emissions in the next decade and a half.
Utility-scale photovoltaic power plants accounted forÂ 4.38 gigawatts of the new capacity in the first quarter, with distributed
projects comprising the remainder, the NEA said. Distributed generation refersÂ to electricity produced at or near where itâ€™s used. In the case of solar,Â distributed projects typically include rooftops or ground-mounted panels nearÂ facilities such as sporting arenas or municipal buildings.
The northwestern region of Xinjiang led the effort,Â with 1.1 gigawatts of photovoltaic power plants installed in the first three
months. Xinjiang was followed by Inner Mongolia, Zhejiang, Gansu and Jiangsu.
The NEA on Monday also called for a nationwide qualityÂ check for solar power projects as installations burgeoned. Local governmentsÂ are required to report inspection results by the end of July.
In the last few years in Bosnia and Herzegovina thereÂ is increased installation of solar capacities although procedure for obtainingÂ required permits is very complicated. One of the positive example comes fromÂ village Bujaci, municipality GoraÅ¾de. Owner of the solar power plant Azem BujakÂ after installing 670 solar panels decided to expand his capacity and to install
3200 new solar panels until the end of this year. We have already written aboutÂ plans for construction of solar power plant in Sanski Most. In VogoÅ¡Ä‡a, nearÂ Sarajevo, there is solar power plant â€œPretisâ€ with installed capacity of 150Â kW, than in Kalesija on the roof of the sports hall there is solar power plantÂ with capacity of 120 kW. Another positive example comes from municipality StolacÂ in which there are five solar power plants with capacities of 150 kW. There areÂ also plenty of small solar power plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina and we hopeÂ that positive trend of installing this types of capacities is going to continueÂ in the future.