NATIONS: China wants to triple solar power capacity by 2017 to reduce coal dependency Published: Monday, May 19, 2014 In order to cut its reliance on coal power, China has set the goal of more than tripling its solar power capacity by 2017. Please subscribe to ClimateWire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.