In this file photo dated Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, an array of solar panels absorb the power of the sun, in northwestern China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
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Chinese solar power led a record 157 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy capacity added worldwide last year, more than double the amount of new generation capacity from fossil fuels, a U.N.-backed report showed Thursday.Globally, a record 98 GW of solar power capacity was installed last year with China contributing more than half, or 53 GW, according to U.N. Environment, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Center and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.Fossil fuels, however, still dominate existing capacity.Global investment in renewable energy rose by two percent to $279.8 billion in 2017 from a year earlier.
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