China leads world in wind power generation

By Liu Jiayi, ZD Net:

The installed wind power-generating capacity in China surged from 2,000MW to 52,580MW in the past six years, surpassing the United States to become No.1 in the world, according to the country’s state grid company.

China generated a record amount of 70.6TWh wind power in 2011, an increase of 96 percent. According to the Shu Yingbiao, deputy managing director of the State Grid Corporation of China, it only took China less than six years to overtake the U.S. and Europe to become the biggest and fastest-growing wind-generating country in the world.

“We have gone through a lot to reach this point,” said Shu in a recent press conference. “As the wind-generating capacity increases, the industry standard perfects, and the technology improves, the state grid is becoming more and more vital to the fast development of the wind power generation. The company has successfully solved many problems during the course… Read more

 

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