China's wasted investment in solar energy
...This sounds like a good complement to the ghost cities that China has built that also sit idle. It seems to be a country that never heard of a feasibility study before launching large projects.
Much of the new solar generation, particularly in the desert provinces of western China, is not even hooked up to the grid. That means much of the power is going to waste—39 percent in Gansu Province and more than half in Xinjiang, according to the Photovoltaic Industry Association. It’s part of a long-term supply glut that plagues China in the coal, steel, and concrete industries as well.