Year:2015 (established in March, amended in Sept 2015)
Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2015 (established in March, amended in Sept 2015)
Date Amended:

2015 September 24

Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Solar>Solar photovoltaic
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:National Energy Administration

NEA issued a Notice setting the amount of new solar PV capacity to be added in 2015 at level of 17.8 GW. The Notice was issued in order to stabilise the market and the target is split for 28 provinces. Provincial construction plan of photovoltaic power stations in 2015 must not exceed the scale se by NEA. Projects within the qualified scale enjoy national renewable energy fund subsidies (FIT).

For roof distributed PV projects and ground mounted self-consumed distributed PV installations, NEA do not restrict the construction scale.

NEA encourages provinces to proritise construction PV projects below 35 kv voltage (66 kv for northeast China). A single project capacity should not exceed 20 MW, and the electricity generated by the PV station should be consumed within the main substation area.

The construction scale of centralized photovoltaic power station project should match the capability of local grid transit. In principle, the scale of a single centralized PV power station should be not less than 30 MW, which can be planned and constructed separately.


In September NEA added additional 5.3 GW of solar power capacity to 2015 target in some provinces goal based on high level of installations in the first half of the year.

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