China is forecast to add record solar power in 2022 despite continued high material costs as the country pushes forward with a massive renewable build-out to reach its ambitious climate targets. About 75 to 90 gigawatts of solar power capacity will be installed this year, Wang Bohua, chairman of China Photovoltaic Industry Association, said Wednesday. Even the low case would be a massive increase over last year’s record haul of 54.93 gigawatts. China has a strong pipeline of solar projects as state-owned power firms have been capitalizing on Xi Jinping’s plans for massive installations in the country’s deserts. There’s also strong growth in the rooftop market as factories look to replace some of their grid consumption with self-generated clean energy. Through 2025, the country will average between 83 to 99 gigawatts of new solar capacity every year, Wang said. Global installations will rise to 232 to 286 […]