China Seeks 100GW Wind Power Capacity By 2020

China has raised the goalposts for the percentage of its energy that comes from wind power. 18 months ago, the Chinese government set a goal of increasing the country’s wind energy capacity to 30 GW by 2020. Now, they are aiming for 100 GW of wind power by 2020. By 2050, they expect to be getting 40 percent of their power from renewable sources.

China’s energy plan will also make it the largest growth market for wind power this year, ahead of the US.

Here are some more statistics on Chinese wind power, from an article in Window of China:

    The annual growth rate in China’s wind power will be around 20 percent, said Fang Junshi, head of the coal department of the National Energy Administration.

    China is currently the fourth largest wind power producer in the world after the United States, Germany and Spain.

    The World Wind Energy Report 2008 had predicted that Asia, under China’s lead, will "become the worldwide locomotive for the wind industry" and "Chinese wind turbine manufacturers will be among the top international suppliers".

One thought on “China Seeks 100GW Wind Power Capacity By 2020”

  1. APWR is the play for the China Wind Player down the road along with AMSC who supplies Sinovel components!

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