26 Apr '11, 8pm

China's Wind Power Sector Expected To See Tremendous Growth

At the end of 2010, the country had approximately 29.6 GW of wind turbines connected to the grid. For the past five years, grid-connected wind power installed capacity has nearly doubled every year. The country is on track to install more than 90 GW of wind power capacity by 2015 and 150 GW by 2020. Compared with other new energies including nuclear power, wind power is safer, emits less carbon and is more environmentally friendly, say analysts. And given the recent events in Japan, wind power is less costly than nuclear power. Shi Lishan, deputy director of the department of new and renewable sources for the National Energy Board of China, revealed that the country is now focusing mainly on the development of onshore wind power, while, at the same time, it started construction of several large-scale offshore wind power plants last year. Creating an Export Market As set fo...

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