The construction and operation statistics of solar power generation in the first half of 2022 was released by the National Energy Administration (NEA). In the first half of the year, 30.87 GW of new solar projects were connected to the grid, compared to 11.5GW and 13GW in 2020 and 2021, respectively.
The new installed capacity includes 11.2 GW of centralized solar and 19.7 GW of distributed solar (business and household). Distributed solar capacity has grown dramatically since the launch of the “Countywide Promotion” policy in 2021, encouraging the development of distributed solar plans at the county level. Most of the new installed capacity is in densely populated areas in the east of China, in provinces such as Shandong, Jiangsu, or Hebei.