Global Renewable Energy Roundup: China, Kenya, Turkey, India Seeking More Renewables

Global Renewable Energy Roundup: China, Kenya, Turkey, India Seeking More Renewables

China is being encouraged by three industry groups to double the nation’s solar-power goal for 2020 to make up for shortfalls from nuclear and hydropower projects, while India’s installed capacity of solar power could reach 75 GW by 2020.  Meanwhile Kenya is installing 75 MW of wind and geothermal while Turkey looks to add 2 GW of wind power capacity ahead of schedule. Stories below.

China Advised to Double Solar Goal to Fill Nuclear, Hydro Gap

China is being encouraged by three industry groups to double the nation’s solar-power goal for 2020 to fill a gap forecast to emerge because nuclear and hydropower are due to fall short of targets.

The world’s biggest solar market needs 200 gigawatts of such capacity by then, according to a document seen by Bloomberg.

China Photovoltaic Industry Association, Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association and China Renewable Energy Society, which act as conduits between the government and industry, jointly wrote the document and advised the energy authority in the State Council.

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