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China has increased the capacity of wind farms by a third, and solar - by a quarter

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The total share of solar and wind power plants in China has reached 24.5% of the country's total electricity generation.

China has increased the capacity of wind farms by a third, and solar - by a quarter

China has seen a steady increase in installed renewable energy capacity in January-May 2021, according to data from the PRC State Energy Administration.

According to the data, as of the end of May, the installed capacity of power plants in the country amounted to 2.24 billion kW.

The capacity of wind farms reached 290 million kW, and solar - 260 million kW, these figures increased by 34.4% and 24.7% year on year, respectively.

China is moving forward in the development of renewable energy sources amid the transition to a low-carbon economy.

The country previously announced that it will aim to peak carbon emissions by 2030 and carbon neutral by 2060.

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