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Renewable energy accounts for 38.4% of China’s power capacity

Updated: Jun 29,2019 7:06 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China is seeing a rapid expansion of renewable energy in its improving energy structure, which accounted for 38.4 percent of the total power capacity, data from an industry report showed.

The installed capacity of renewable energy came in at around 730 million kilowatts by the end of 2018, up 76.44 million kilowatts from the previous year, according to the report by the China Renewable Energy Engineering Institute.

China’s hydropower, wind and photovoltaic installed power capacity ranked first in the world last year, the report said.

The power generated by renewable energy reached 1.87 trillion kilowatt-hours, accounting for 26.7 percent of the country’s total power output.