Global renewable capacity additions continued to grow in 2017, with nearly 47 GW of wind capacity and close to 73 GW of solar capacity added worldwide during the year.

Wind installations slowed down for the second year in a row, following the trend in the two largest markets, namely China and the United States.  They soared in India, Brazil and Europe, while solar capacities surged worldwide.

Overall, renewable energies accounted for nearly half of capacity additions in the United States, around 60% in China and 70% in India, even if fossil power capacities continued to build up in 2017.

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According to the Chinese National Energy Administration (NEA), a total of 9,650 MW of solar PV capacity was installed in China during the first quarter of 2018, which is a 22% increase compared with same period of 2017.

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