China to give green light to 28.8 GW of fresh wind capacity - report
Aug 8, 2011 - China intends to give the go-ahead to wind power projects with a combined capacity of 28.83 GW, Economic Information Daily said, quoting Shi Lishan, an official of the National Energy Administration.
The Asian country is already a global leader in terms of wind power capacity. It closed 2010 with 18.9 GW of new facilities and a total installed wind power capacity of 44.7 GW.
"In 2010, every second wind turbine that was added anywhere in the world was installed in China," Steve Sawyer, secretary general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), said in April. The wind market in the country doubled each year between 2005 and 2009.
According to projections of the Chinese government, the country will have 200 GW of installed wind power capacity in 2020, producing 440 TWh of power a year.