China adds 3.32 GW of photovoltaic (PV) solar power capacity in H1

China’s new photovoltaic (PV) grid capacity stood at 3.32 gigawatts (GW) in the first half of 2014, more than the total amount of new capacity installed in 2013.

Of the new capacity, 2.33 GW came from solar power stations and 0.99 GW from distributed solar projects, according to the National Energy Administration.

China has been working to increase the share of non-fossil fuels in the power matrix, including hydropower, wind power, solar power and nuclear power.

A number of preferential policies — subsidies and tax breaks — have brought faster development of distributed PV power projects.