China’s solar energy explosion reveals a dim future for fossil fuels — here’s what it looks like

The rest of the world combined has more solar capacity than China, but not by much,” he said. “And it seems that it’s only a matter of time before China surpasses everyone else combined.

A large floating solar farm project under construction by the Sungrow Power Supply Company on June 13, 2017 in Anhui province, China. Getty Images China is on a mission to become the next green superpower. The country is the largest investor in renewable energy , sinking $126.6 billion into the industry in 2017, a 30% increase from the year prior. Solar is a big part of those investments. By 2020, China hopes to be generating 110 gigawatts of solar power — enough to power more than 30 million homes — as part of an ambitious plan to cut carbon […]

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