National Energy Administration: China Added 48.2GW of Newly Installed Photovoltaic Capacity in 2020

PVTIME - On January 19, the National Energy Administration released data on electricity consumption of the Chinese society for 2020.

In 2020, the electricity consumption of the whole society was 7511 billion kWh, a year-on-year increase of 3.1%. In terms of industries, the power consumption of the primary industry was 85.9 billion kWh, a year-on-year increase of 10.2%; the power consumption of the secondary industry was 5121.5 billion kWh, a year-on-year increase of 2.5%; the power consumption of the tertiary industry was 1208.7 billion kWh, a year-on-year increase of 1.9 %; The electricity consumption of urban and rural residents was 1,094.9 billion kWh, a year-on-year increase of 6.9%.

In 2020, the cumulative average utilization hours of power generation equipment in power plants of 6000kW and above nationwide was 3758 hours, a decrease of 70 hours compared to the same period last year. Among them, the average utilization hours of hydropower equipment was 3827 hours, an increase of 130 hours year-on-year; the average utilization hours of thermal power equipment was 4216 hours, a decrease of 92 hours year-on-year.

In 2020, the nation's new installed capacity of power sources was 190.87 million kilowatts, including 13.23GW of hydropower, 71.67GW of wind power, and 48.2GW of solar power.

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