China installed last year an incredible 12,000 megawatts of solar power. That's more solar than the total amount of solar (approximately 10,000 megawatts) that has been installed in America.
In fact, no country has ever before installed 12,000 megawatts of solar in a single year. The Chinese, therefore, have the record for the most solar installed in a year
In 2013, America installed more than 4,000 megawatts of solar--a big number for sure. But the Chinese solar build proves that installing 10,000 megawatts or more of solar in a single year is fully possible.
Indeed, doing so will soon be a regular feature of the global energy world, as the solar tsunami reshapes it.