China Targets 50 GW BIPV/BAPV By 2025

MOHURD’s 14th Five-Year Development Plan Eyes Several GWs Of Solar PV For Buildings

China Targets 50 GW BIPV/BAPV By 2025

As China goes about 450 GW of solar and wind power generation in the Gobi Desert, MOHURD is supporting with rooftop and BIPV solar through a new development roadmap for the 14th Five-Year Plan. Pictured is the skyline of Shanghai, China. (Photo Credit: Patrick Foto/Shutterstock.com)

  • China’s MOHURD releases ministry’s development plan for 14th Five-Year Plan that’s high on solar
  • It aims for over 50 GW nationwide solar PV capacity to be installed via BIPV/BAPV applications by 2025
  • Integrated solar PV will encouraged for buildings as construction of near-zero energy consumption structures is aimed to cover over 50 million sq. mtr.

China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) has set the target of over 50 GW of installed solar power capacity across the country, through building integrated PV (BIPV) and building applied PV (BAPV) applications to be achieved by 2025 under the nation’s 14th Five-Year Plan period.

The Building Energy Efficiency and Green Building Development Plan released by the ministry is aimed at promoting energy savings and carbon neutrality in the building and construction sector.

The key target under the plan is to renovate existing buildings covering an area of more than 350 million sq. mtr. to ensure energy saving measures are incorporated. At the same time, it has directed for near-zero energy consumption buildings to be constructed covering a total of over 50 million sq. mtr.

It wants to promote the integrated design, construction and installation of solar PV in new buildings while ensuring structural safety and fire safety of the structure. Local authorities have been tasked with exploring the potential of installing solar PV systems on the roof, walls and other available surfaces, including for municipal buildings.

Solar PV systems that do not meet the safety requirements need to be deactivated with immediate effect, according to the plan, and abandoned BIPV projects dismantled. New standards aligned with these objectives will be promoted.

MOHURD said the objectives as laid down in the 14th Five-Year Plan are critical for the country to implement the goals of carbon peaking before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.

The development plan in Chinese language can be accessed on MOHURD’s website.

In the utility scale solar space, China’s Director of National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), He Lifeng recently said the country will build 450 GW worth of solar and wind energy capacity in Gobi Desert. Earlier Chinese President Xi Jinping had revealed that work on about 100 GW is already underway in the desert (see China PV News Snippets).

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