China considering raising 2020 solar installation goal

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Clean Technica:China’s National Energy Administration has floated the idea that it might increase its 2020 solar target to at least 210 gigawatts (GW), and potentially as high as 270 GW, in a move which will significantly impact China’s annual capacity additions and, thus, global capacity additions and solar PV manufacturing.The National Energy Administration (NEA) held an informal gathering last Friday in which it revealed the Chinese Government was considering revising its 13th Five-Year Plan in which it had targeted installing 105 GW worth of solar. Considering that China’s total operating solar PV capacity reached 165 GW at the end of September, the 13th Five-Year Plan’s solar target has been exceeded by at least 50%.According to two sources with knowledge of the meeting, including Asian solar PV analysts at PV InfoLink and Frank Haugwitz, Director of the Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory (AECEA), the NEA suggested that it could raise its 2020 solar PV goal to at least 210 GW, or as much as 250 GW or 270 GW.The final decision will have a tremendous impact not only on China’s solar PV capacity additions for 2019 and 2020, but the world’s solar industry. Specifically, as Frank Haugwitz explained via email, if China reaches 170 GW worth of installed capacity by the end of 2018 and the 13th Five-Year Plan’s solar target is increased to 250 GW or 270 GW, then that would result in potential annual capacity additions of between 40 GW to 50 GW. However, as other analysts have noted, if the NEA’s revision expands the target to only 210 GW, that would open the door for only 20 GW per year.More: China may increase its 2020 solar target to 200 gigawatts or higher China considering raising 2020 solar installation goallast_img read more

1,500 delegates to join WVPRISAA today

first_imgROXAS City – Around 1,500 delegate-athletes, coachesand officials from various private institutions in the region will slug it allout at the start of the Western Visayas Private Schools’ Athletic Association(WVPRISAA) Meet today.  The winners of the sporting and cultural events from different private institutions will represent Western Visayas in the National PRISAA on April 18 to 24 in Tuguegarao, Cagayan Valley. The CAPRISA member schools, Capiz Commercial School, Filamer Christian University, Hercor College, and Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion,  will serve as venue of the event and the billeting of the delegates. The 2020 WVPRISAA will host over 20 sports and cultural eventsincluding  athletics,badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, billiard, chess, dance sports,football, karate-do, lawn tennis, “mutya sang WVPRISAA,” oration, prisayawan,sepak takraw, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, vocal solo, vocal duet, andvolleyball.    Last year, WVPRISAA emerged as the overall champion of the 63rd National PRISAA Games in Davao – with 212 gold, 146 silver and 97 bronze medals.        Rt. Rev. Msgr. Cyril Villareal, president of the CapizPrivate Schools’ Association (CAPRISA), perceives the weeklong competition asan “exciting one” with the support of the local government.  Delegates of the Western Institute of Technology men’s football team are set to represent Iloilo in the 2020 Western Visayas Private Schools Athletic Association meet in Roxas City, Capiz starting Feb. 1. ROBERT BLANCE “This event will be more memorable because of thesupport extended by the Capiz provincial and Roxas City government, ensuringthe security and safety of the delegates and at the same time, extending theCapiznon warmth and hospitality,” Villareal said.  Founded on Feb. 17, 1953, the PRISAA commits to bring exposure andcredibility among private schools across the country./PNlast_img read more