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China scales back solar and cools wind ambitions

China lowers its previous targets for solar and wind power in 2020 as the ability to deliver the newly-generated electricity from where it's produced to where it's needed has lagged.

China, the world's biggest clean-energy investor, lowered its solar and wind power targets for 2020, a reflection of how record installations of renewables have overwhelmed the ability of the nation's grid to absorb the new electricity.

China is now aiming for 110 gigawatts of solar power by 2020, a 27 percent reduction from an earlier target, according to a webcast posted on the website of the National Energy Administration that cited the agency's chief engineer, Han Shui. The nation reduced its goal for wind power by 16 percent to 210 gigawatts.

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