SHANGHAI May 6 China has doubled its target for
installed photovoltaic power capacity over the next five years
to 10 gigawatt (GW) by 2015, the Shanghai Securities News said
on Friday, citing an official from the research arm of the
National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
The government has also raised its installed solar capacity
target for 2020 to 50 GW, up from the previous goal of 20 GW,
said Li Junfeng, deputy director-general of the Energy Research
Institute of the NDRC.
The NDRC will soon issue a five-year blueprint for the
country's photovoltaic power industry as well as a policy
framework for the sector, said Li.
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 .
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. [ID:nN29266864]
(Reporting by Fayen Wong and Chen Yixin; Editing by Ken Wills)