China is the world’s biggest producer of solar energy

China is now the world’s biggest producer of solar energy by capacity, according to a report by Reuters.

The country’s installed photovoltaic capacity more than doubled last year, according to the report.

The National Energy Administration said installed PV capacity rose to 77.42 gigawatts at the end of 2016.

China plans to add more than 110 gigawatts of capacity in the 2016-2020 period, it said.

Despite the fast growth, solar plants still only account for 1% of China’s total power generation.

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China is the world’s biggest producer of solar energy