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China to increase solar energy, decrease nuclear

China mulls to switch over to solar photovoltaics to scale down N-power The Times of India | Mar 30, 2011, BEIJING: China is seriously considering to down size its massive expansion plan of nuclear plants in view of radiation crisis created by ruptured Japanese nuclear reactors and weighed option to double the target capacity of solar photovoltaics (PV) to meet future power requirements.

China, world’s largest PV producer, is seriously considering to increase the five year target for PV industry capacity from five gigawatts (GW) to 10 GW, state-run Xinhua quoted Shi Lishan, deputy director of the renewable energy department of the National Energy Administration (NEA) as saying on Wednesday…..
Shi’s comments came amid reports that China may fine tune its nuclear power development plan as the nuclear leak crisis in Japan has triggered security concerns.

The revision is very likely to be approved although it is still under discussion, given the backdrop of Japan’s nuclear crisis, Wednesday issue of the state-run China Securities Journal reported. ….
On March 16, Chinese Cabinet decided to halt new approvals of nuclear projects following crisis at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant.

After this, China’s National Nuclear Safety Administration ordered existing facilities to begin safety checks…..
China mulls to switch over to solar photovoltaics to scale down N-power – The Times of India

March 31, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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