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Chinas war on pollution could boost solar power: Study
日期:2019-07-09 08:21 作者: 来源:亚洲新闻网 相似文章:1条
           SHANGHAI:Chinaseffortstoreducechronicairpollutioncouldincreaseitsabilitytogeneratesolarpowerbyupto13percentbyallowingmoresunlighttoreachtheearth,accordingtoanewstudypublishedonTuesday(Jul9).Chinasso-calledphotovoltaicpotentialfellbyanaverageofupto15percentbetween1960and2015asaresultofpollution,climateresearchersfromSwitzerland,theNetherlandsandChinasaidinareportpublishedbytheNatureEnergyjournal.AdvertisementAdvertisementRevertingbackto1960sradiationlevelscouldincreasepowergenerationby12percentto13percent,theresearcherssaid,boostingBeijingseffortstoincreasesolarscontributiontothenationalgridandbringdowncosts.Chinahasbeenworkingtocurbchokinglevelsofpollutionbycuttingcoaluse,improvingfuelstandardsandencouragingcleanerformsofindustryandenergy.HazardousairborneparticlesknownasPM2.5fellby42percentin74majorcitiesfrom2013to2018.Thecountrystotalinstalledsolarcapacitystoodat170gigawattsattheendof2018,about9percentoftotalgeneratingcapacity.Solarlastyearproduced177.5terawatt-hoursofelectricity,about2.5percentofthetotal.Chinaiskeentoboosttheprofitabilityofsolarfirmsinordertoreducethesubsidiespaidtorenewableenergyproviders,withtherapidriseinnewcapacitycreatingapaymentbacklogexpectedtoreach60billionyuan(US$8.7billion)bynextyear.AdvertisementAdvertisementTheaveragepricepaidtosolarproducershasalreadybeencutfrommorethan1yuan/kWhin2011toaround0.3yuan/kWhthisyear.Regulatorssaidearlierthisyearthatsubsidieswouldbecuttozeroby2021foronshorewindpowergenerators,meaningtheywouldsellpoweratthesamepriceastraditionalenergysources.Expertssaysolarcouldalsoreach"gridpriceparity"verysoon.Chinaisalsolaunchingaseriesofsubsidy-freesolarandwindpowerplantsthisyear.