(Yicai Global) Oct. 31 -- China generated 1.17 trillion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity using renewable energy sources in the first nine months of this year, accounting for a quarter of the country's power, the National Energy Administration said. Most of China's newly-installed capacity is renewable.
Hydropower and wind, photovoltaic and biomass power produced 814.7 billion kWh, 212.8 billion kWh, 85.7 billion kWh and 56.8 billion kWh in the first nine months, marking annual increases of 0.3 percent, 26 percent, 70 percent and 25 percent, respectively, Shanghai Stock Information Service Corp. reported today.
China added 63 million kilowatts (kW) of renewable capacity, making up 67 percent of its newly-installed generating power. The country put in 43 million kW, 9.7 million kW and 8.2 million kW of photovoltaic and wind power and hydropower, respectively.
The development of new energy is moving from the resource-intensive area to a concentrated area of consumption, and the National Energy Administration said that about half of the wind power capacity installed in the first three quarters was in China's central eastern and southern regions.
The National Energy Administration will implement several leading photovoltaic projects while organizing various regions to prepare programs to alleviate poverty by developing photovoltaic energy.