Wind Turbines in China

Photo | 2013-01-03

China is the world’s leader in installed wind power capacity. After years of development in the country’s north, northeastern and northwestern areas, wind power is spreading across China. Greenpeace's annual industry analysis "China Wind Power Outlook" predicts that China’s installed wind power capacity will be between 200 and 300 GW by 2020 and over 400 GW by 2030. And that by 2030, wind power will make up about 8.4% of China’s total electricity generation, and 15% of China’s installed capacity. It estimates that in 2011 China’s wind energy sector generated 71.5 billion kilowatt hours, equivalent to the annual electricity demand of over 47 million households.

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