SHANGHAI, March 30 China may double its target
for photovoltaic power capacity over the next five years in the
wake of Japan's nuclear crisis, the official China Securities
Journal reported on Wednesday.
Citing unnamed sources, the newspaper said the government
may be looking at a new target of having installed capacity of
10 gigawatts (GW) of PV power by 2015, up from its existing
target of 5 GW.
China is the world's largest exporter of photovoltaic
products and home to some of the industry's top players, such as
Trina Solar , JA Solar , Suntech Power
and LDK Solar .
The China Electricity Council (CEC), an industry body, has
asked the government to lower its nuclear capacity target for
2020 and scale back reactor construction in interior regions,
the China Business News reported on Monday. [ID:nL3E7ES19H]
China was again the world leader in clean-energy investment
last year, ahead of Germany and the United States, according to
a report by the Pew Charitable Trusts released this week.
(Reporting by Soo Ai Peng; Editing by Ken Wills)