A giant solar power farm in Cixi, Zhejiang province, which also doubles as a fish farm. Photo: SCMP

China to erect fewer farms, generate less solar power in 2017

China’s 2017 installations and generation will shrink for the first time in five years, causing global capacity to grow by a mere 1.3 per cent, a far cry from last year’s 35 per cent surge

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A giant solar power farm in Cixi, Zhejiang province, which also doubles as a fish farm. Photo: SCMP
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Eric Ng

Eric Ng

Eric joined the SCMP in 1998 after brief stints in a trading company and translation and editing roles at Dow Jones and Edinburgh Financial Publishing. He has close to 20 years of experience covering China's energy, mining and industrial materials sectors, and has recently added biotechnology to his coverage. Eric has a Masters of Business Administration degree.