Renewable energy capacity in Asia is expected to more than double in the next decade with growth driven by China, according to forecasts from BMI Research.

The consultancy said that between 2016 and 2026, Asia’s renewable energy capacity will surge from 370GW to nearly 805GW, driven primarily by wind and solar projects.

“China will be the major force behind capacity growth in Asia, but India and South East Asia will register strong growth, as environmental policy rises up the political agenda,” analysts said.