Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Workers install rooftop solar panels in Shanghai, China.Credit: Jiri Rezac, The Climate Group, Creative Commons China manufactures most of the world’s solar panels, and its state policy banks are among the largest financiers of energy projects in the world, particularly along the Belt and Road, Beijing’s global infrastructure project. But new data that tracks lending for overseas energy projects from China’s two leading policy banks, the China Development Bank (CDB) and Export–Import Bank of China (China Exim Bank), shows that just a tiny proportion is directed towards solar energy, which analysts say could make it difficult for the world to meet the renewable energy targets set by the Paris Climate Accord. The findings are significant, analysts say, because China’s policy banks have surpassed the World Bank to become the leading financiers of global power generation projects, giving them outsized influence on whether nations choose to build solar, wind or coal projects. And while solar projects have gained substantially in the past decade, they lag far behind traditional sourceSubscribe or register to read the rest. Registered users can access a limited amount of content for free.Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.