By the end of 2019, China had a total power generation capacity of 2010 GW. Thermal power is still the main source of energy in China with about 60% of the total installed capacity. The installed capacity of wind and solar reached 210 GW and 200 GW. In 2019, China added 102 GW new capacity. Non-fossil energy resources took up 62.8% of the newly added capacity. The power generated by renewable energy grew steadily in 2019. Power generated by solar power increased by 26.5%. The power generated by wind power increased less steadily for only 10.9%. The Sino-German Energy Transition project has summarised the key trends in the China’s 2019 Energy Transition Stats fact sheet for download.
Project: Sino-German Energy Transition Project
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)