Wind Power in China

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Summary

Estimate Potential

Offshore wind energy generation potential in China estimate to be 11,000 terawatt-hours (TWh) similar to that of the North Sea in western Europe.[1][2]

Current Projects

  • 7 large projects or "megabases" (2010) [3]
  • Inner Mongolia approximately 4.3 GW capacity in 2010 (66 projects; 40 more planned)[4]
  • 1.25 GW offshore project in Guangdong
  • Donghai Bridge Wind Farm (102 MW, Shanghai, off-shore)

China Manufacturers

Wind Companies in Wind Power in China

China's Wind Goals

  • One limiting factor are transmission lines (ex: Inner Mongolia able to deliver only 2.5 GW of what it produces.[4])
  • China's "Development Plan on Emerging Energies", July 2010, lists goals for 2020.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2010/09/07/07climatewire-chinese-offshore-development-blows-past-us-47150.html
  2. http://www.azure-international.com/en/component/content/article/36-what-we-do/164-china-norway-offshore-wind
  3.  "UN – Over half of all new electricity capacity created in 2009 came from renewable sources"
  4. 4.0 4.1  "Inner Mongolia's Wind Capacity Exceeds Grid Capacity (China Environmental Brief (6/23/10)"
  5.  "Chinese-Made Turbines to Fill U.S. Wind Farm"

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