In recent years, technological advances have enabled carbon reduction through new energy technologies to be gradually implemented and economically available on a large scale. At this time, the global carbon peak and carbon neutral dual carbon concept has emerged and a wave of energy substitution has arrived.
China is the country with the largest carbon emissions and the task of carbon reduction should not be taken lightly. As the largest carbon emitting industry in China, accounting for more than 40% of the total, the power industry is one of the top priorities in achieving the dual carbon goal.
From the top to the state and from the bottom to the enterprises, photovoltaic and wind energy have been highly valued as the core technical means of carbon reduction, and in recent years have sailed into a phase of rapid development and achieved remarkable results.
On January 25, the National Energy Administration released the latest data show that in 2021, China's wind power and photovoltaic power generation new installed capacity of more than 100 million kilowatts.
According to statistics, China will add about 53 million kilowatts of installed photovoltaic power generation capacity to the grid in 2021, ranking first in the world for nine consecutive years.
By the end of 2021, the installed capacity of photovoltaic power generation on the grid reached 306 million kilowatts, breaking the 300 million kilowatt mark, ranking first in the world for seven consecutive years.
Wind power also exceeded the 300 million kilowatt mark, doubling from the end of 2016, 1.4 times the total installed wind power capacity of the European Union and 2.6 times that of the United States by the end of 2020, and has been the world's number one for 12 consecutive years.