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Photovoltaics become 2nd largest power source in Zhejiang

ezhejiang.gov.cn| Updated: January 13, 2021 L M S


Workers connect a distributed photovoltaic power generation project to the grid in Zhejiang province. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]

According to the latest data from State Grid Zhejiang Electric Power Co, Zhejiang province ran more than 230,000 distributed photovoltaic power generation projects as of the end of 2020, and their total capacity was a record 10.7 million kilowatt, breaking the 10 million kilowatt mark for the first time.

The installed capacity was roughly one ninth of the province's maximum electrical load. It means that photovoltaics have replaced water as the province's second largest source of power generation.   

Distributed photovoltaic power generation refers to a mode in which photovoltaic power stations are placed near electricity users and supply them directly, with the surplus power being transferred to the grid.

The province's promotion of this power generation mode has reduced its consumption of fossil fuels and thus contributed to its transition to "carbon neutrality".